Patrick Andy
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Patrick Andy

Patrick Andy
Born c. 1960
Clarendon Parish, Jamaica
Origin Clarendon Parish, Jamaica
Genres Reggae
Instruments vocals

Patrick Andy (born c. 1960, Clarendon Parish, Jamaica)[1] is a reggae singer, whose stage name is a reference to his similarity to the older reggae singer Horace Andy.


Patrick Andy began singing at church and in school, and began his recording career working with Yabby You in the mid-1970s, often covering songs by Horace Andy.[2] In 1978 he had a hit with "Woman, Woman, Woman", in combination with Ranking Barnabus, and a solo hit with "My Angel".[2] In the early 1980s he began recording with producer Joseph Hoo Kim at Channel One Studios, and further hits followed with "Tired Fe Lick Weed Inna Bush" and "Pretty Me".[2] He had further hits with "Get Up Stand Up" (1984), "Smiling", and "Sting Me a Sting, Shock Me a Shock", recorded for Prince Jammy in 1985.[2] More hits followed and Andy recorded a number of "clash" albums, where tracks were split between Andy and a series of "opponents", including Wayne Smith, Frankie Jones, Half Pint, and Horace Andy.[1]


  • Showdown vol. 7 (1984) Channel One/Hitbound (with Wayne Smith)
  • Two New Superstars (1985) Burning Sounds (with Frankie Jones)
  • Clash of the Andys (1985) Thunder Bolt (with Horace Andy)


  1. ^ a b Moskowitz, David V. (2006) "Andy, Patrick", in Caribbean Popular Music: An Encyclopedia of Reggae, Mento, Ska, Rock Steady and Dancehall, Greenwood Press, ISBN 0-313-33158-8, p.13
  2. ^ a b c d Larkin, Colin (1998) "Andy, Patrick", in The Virgin Encyclopedia of Reggae, Virgin Books, ISBN 0-7535-0242-9, p.12

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