Andy Pyle (Bloodwyn Pig, The Kinks)

Andy Pyle, bassist by Tom Semioli

An exemplary pocket and melodic player with a supportive disposition, Andy Pyle’s resume as a sideman, session cat reads like a storied history of British rock and roll, traversing genres spanning blues, pop, and hard rock.


Pyle plied his craft with Bloodwyn Pig, Savoy Brown, Gary Moore, Juicy Lucy, Wishbone Ash, Rod Stewart, and Alvin Lee, among others. In 1985 Andy waxed his sole solo slab Barrier Language. Though he was never an official member of The Kinks, Andy anchored their two most important comeback slabs Sleepwalker and Misfits – and several tours between 1976-78.


Andy Pyle Sound & Vision:


Bloodwyn Pig “Modern Alchemist”


Alvin Lee “Burnt Fungus”


Gary Moore “Back On The Streets”


That’s Andy mugging for the camera on the Kink’s “Father Christmas” video from the winter of ’77


Dig Andy with The Kinks on the Old Grey Whistle Test 1977