Andrew Farriss

Rock Singer

Andrew Farriss was born in Perth, Western Australia, Australia on March 27th, 1959 and is the Rock Singer. At the age of 64, Andrew Farriss biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
March 27, 1959
Place of Birth
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
64 years old
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$20 Million
Composer, Guitarist, Pianist
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Andrew Farriss Life

Andrew Charles Farriss (born 27 March 1959) is an Australian rock musician and multi-instrumentalist best known as the keyboardist, back vocalist, and main composer for rock band INXS.

Personal life

Shelley Blanks was married on April 22, 1989 (divorced 2012). The couple have three children.

Farriss describes his dislike of travelling and being away from his family and his family in the official INXS autobiography story.

In October 2013, Farriss married Marlina Neeley. The pair live on a cattle farm in New South Wales' Tamworth region.


Andrew Farriss Career


Andrew Charles Farriss was born on March 27th, 1959, in Perth, Western Australia, and is the second oldest of four children: he has two brothers, Tim (born 1957) and Jon (born 1961), as well as Alison. Farriss and his family spent a holiday in London, where they attended a Beatles show. The Farriss family immigrated to Sydney, where he attended Davidson High School in 1971. Farriss "had instinctively taken to playing piano," and Jon played drums while Tim took up guitar lessons. After preventing a fight with another student, Farriss met Michael Hutchence at school. The two became close, and Hutchence, who played lead vocals, joined Doctor Dolphin in 1976. Kent Kerny and Neil Sanders, as well as Geoff Kennely, a bass guitarist from nearby Forest High School, were among the line up.

On the band's first albums, Farriss was credited solely with keyboards, but by 1984's The Swing, he was on guitars as well. He also performs harmonica and other hand-held percussion instruments on stage.

Although INXS' early albums mention the band as songwriters on their third album, Shabooh Shoobah, the team of Farriss as songwriter and Hutchence as lyricist was well established, with Hutchence as lyricist. Although there were some INXS songs written by other members of the company or by Farriss alone, it was this combination that gave INXS the majority of their international success in the 1980s and 1990s. In fact, Farriss co-wrote just one of the band's top-40 hits in the United States.

Despite extensive writing, recording, and touring commitments with INXS, Farriss has collaborated with many other Australian artists in a songwriting or production capacity. Jenny Morris, a New Zealand singer who had sung back-up vocals on INXS' 1985 hit song, Listen Like Thieves, was his most notable early collaboration. With the Australian Aboriginal band Yothu Yindi, Australian country singer Tania Kernaghan, and Scottish rockers Gun, Farriss has also co-written and produced. He received Producer of the Year for his contribution to Jenny Morris' album Shiver at the ARIA Music Awards in 1990.

INXS began a worldwide hunt for a new lead singer in 2005. Although most of INXS knew it would be impossible to replace Michael Hutchence, who died in 1997, they decided to keep spreading their music around the world.

In 2016, Farriss was inducted into the Australian Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Farriss' debut solo album "Come Midnight" debuted in 2019. "Good Momma Bad" was his second single from him in January 2020. He has appeared solo at the Hay Mate drought relief festival, the Gympie Muster, the Tamworth Country Music Festival, and the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. Farriss' single "All the Stars Are Mine" and the world premiered on August 28, 2020, was announced on October 28, 2020.

Farriss was given the Member of the Order of Australia on January 26, 2020.

In March 2021, Farriss released his debut, self-titled album.


FOR the first time in six years, INXS REUNITE will announce plans to replace 'talled and vivacious' late frontman Michael Hutchence, who died 26 years ago, October 20, 2023
This week, INXS reunited for the first time since 2017. Tim Farriss, Kirk Pengilly, Garry Gary Beers, Andrew Farriss, and Jon Farriss were among the group's fronted by Michael Hutchence from 1997 until his death. The group performed at Intercontinental Hotel in Sydney on Tuesday to celebrate the introduction of their new book, a 400-plus "love letter" to the corporation. During the show, supporting vocalist and keyboardist Andrew spoke to Michael.

Andrew Farriss of INXS says he's working in Nashville on new music, January 24, 2023
Andrew Farriss, the main composer for the legendary Australian rock band INXS, has flown to America to begin working on new material. The 63-year-old musician has teased that he's working on another album, this time in Nashville, Tennessee, the home of country music. Farriss, co-wrote several of INXS' hits, including Need You Tonight, died last week and has been writing music with his buddy and collaborator Jeffrey Trott.