Andreas Durkin is a native of Ballinagh in Co. Cavan. This young man’s exuberant personality shone through from birth when defied all medical logic and survived a three year stay in Crumlin Hospital for Sick Children in Dublin for a life threatening illness. Andreas went to school in Ballinagh National School, Co. Cavan, for Primary education, and Gormanston College in Co. Meath for Secondary education. It was in the latter that he learned how to play piano, and was involved with school bands and choirs, the foundation that he kept working at and perfecting. It certainly paid off. For Third level education he chose Cavan College of Further Education and graduated in Applied Languages and International Tele-services.
Andreas is becoming a well known artist in Ireland and abroad for his eclectic mix of music which ranges from Irish to country and western and popular. Once seen or heard, never forgotten. His good looks and charm also works in his favour. A talented keyboard player and vocalist, he may have inherited some of his talents from his mother – Kathy Durkin. Kathy has had numerous hits – one of the most popular being “Working Man” which remained in the Irish Charts for 26 weeks and was the best selling single in Ireland in 1990 and 91.
Andreas worked in Dublin after finishing college in 2000 for five years, but now is pursuing a career in the music business. Since 2005 he has toured America, UK and parts of Europe with Kathy, as well as around Ireland with his own group Cheap Whiskey, and also has entertained on numerous Caribbean cruises. Andreas also tours as musical director with The Tony Kenny Show in America, and provides musical entertainment for private and corporate events. Andreas has accompanied Simon Casey (You're A Star) on numerous occasions at weddings and functions across the country and abroad.
In 2008, Andreas recorded his first album entitled “…the Land across the Sea”, and in 2009, he released a new single "Some Days You Gotta Dance", with which he hopes that he can reach new heights, both in Ireland and abroad.