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Andrew Shallcross, known by his stage name Andy Votel, is an electronic musician, DJ and record producer, co-founder of Twisted Nerve Records and the reissue label Finders Keepers Records. He is also a founder member of the B-Music collective alongside David Holmes, Bob Stanley, Belle And Sebastian, Cherrystones and Gerald Short.

Votel has been the curator of a number of events including the 2006 event at the Barbican Centre celebrating the music of Jean-Claude Vannier and Serge Gainsbourg.[1] This event reunited musicians who played on the albums Histoire de Melody Nelson and L’enfant Assassin des Mouches. It also featured a number of contemporary artists as guest vocalists including Jarvis Cocker, Badly Drawn Boy, Brigitte Fontaine, The Bad Seeds’ Mick Harvey and the lead singer from Super Furry Animals, Gruff Rhys.

Votel is also a remixer of compilation CDs, including Music To Watch Girls Cry[2] and Vertigo Mixed, a compilation of rare tracks from the Vertigo Records catalogue.[3]

He is from Marple Bridge in Stockport. His image features on the cover art of Have You Fed the Fish? by singer-songwriter Badly Drawn Boy. Votel is also a graphic designer.[4]







  • Music To Watch Girls Cry (2003)
  • Folk Is Not a Four Letter Word (2005)
  • Vertigo Mixed (2005)
  • Songs In The Key Of Death (2005)
  • Songs Of Insolence (2005)
  • Welsh Rare Beat (2005)
  • Prog Is Not a Four Letter Word (2006)
  • One Nation Under a Grave (2007)


  1. ^ [1]Pierre Perrone, The Independent, 24 October 2006
  2. ^ [2]Matt Walton, BBC Collective Website, 25 July 2003.
  3. ^ Record Collector Magazine, December 2005
  4. ^ [3] BBC Collective Website, 2004


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