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Kenny Andrews was born in Ohio, USA, and came to London in 1978 initially to join Darts. Stepping into the shoes of the irrepressible Den Hegarty was a very hard act to follow, however chosing Kenny was a shrewd move by the band. It would have been impossible to find another character like Den, so instead they went for a completely different image - a cool, calm, black american - and it worked.

He stayed with Darts for eight years, leaving in 1985, just prior to the band splitting up. His place as bass vocalist was briefly taken up by actor and comedian, Lenny Henry.

Upon his departure, Kenny turned his attention to the theatre. His first stage appearance had been in Yakey Yak at The Half Moon Theatre, which transferred to London's West End and went on to tour the UK.

He went on to perform in many theatrical productions including: 'Little Shop Of Horrors' in the West End; 'Blues In The Night' at the Donmar Warehouse; a tour of 'Seduced' with the Yvonne Arnaud Company; 'Carmen Jones' at the Sheffield Crucible; 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest' at the New Vic; 'Guys and Dolls' in Manchester; 'This Is My Dream' at the Theatre Royal, Stratford, and Cameron Mackintosh's West End production of 'Five Guys Named Moe' at The Lyric (playing Big Moe).

Kenny has made numerous TV appearances. As an actor he has been seen in 'Hammer House Of Horror' and John Osbourne's 'A Better Class Of Person'. In 1984 Kenny appeared in David Bowie's 22-minute film 'Jazzing For Blue Jean' which was aired on Channel 4's 'The Tube' in September of that year.

More recently, Kenny has made several cameo appearances on television and in 2005, appeared in the big screen film 'The Life and Death of Peter Sellars' with Geoffrey Rush.

He is also a successful voice-over artist.

Kenny Andrews (second from right)
in the original London West End cast
of Five Guys Names Moe