Andrew W.K.'s true will is to create feelings of pure joy, true fun, total love, endless freedom, and infinite possibility, using music, performance, visual art, lecturing, writing, nightclubs, television, and more.
Born in California in 1979, Andrew W.K. is a multi-faceted musician and performer. Starting his musical career at age 4 with classical piano lessons, then exploring experimental and avant garde interests, he went on to create his own extremely high-energy rock 'n' roll music. His father, James E. Krier, is a Law Professor at the University of Michigan, and Andrew grew up in the open-minded midwestern city of Ann Arbor. After having been accepted to The Art Institute of Chicago, Andrew decided to bypass college, and moved to New York City at age 18 to pursue art and music on his own.
Andrew has released four full-length albums, numerous EPs and special releases, including his now infamous debut album, "I Get Wet", featuring the world-wide smash single, "Party Hard". He's more recently expanded into a Grammy-nominated record producer for artists such as, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Current 93, SIGHTINGS, Aleister X, Bad Brilliance, and Cherie Lily, for his SKYSCRAPER MUSIC MAKER production company and record label. And he co-owns the Santos Party House music venue and nightclub in Chinatown, Manhattan, New York City. He lives near Times Square.