King of Northwest of Soul Music
2-time inductee to Oregon's Music Hall of Fame
A MUSICAL POWERHOUSE
Over the course of more than three decades the Legendary Andy Stokes has built a strong and dedicated following throughout the United States and across the Globe. Starting out in the Pacific Northwest, his rapidly growing fan base has been created by giving fans what they want–feel-good R&B music and unforgettable live performances.
In early 2018 the acclaimed singer released the wildly successful single ’Best Day Ever’, the first release from the new EP ’Now’. Powerful ballads and funky, heart-pumping grooves, together with a silky smooth R&B style and the gritty emotion that is unique to this legendary vocalist—Andy Stokes has earned the moniker ‘The Northwest King of Soul Music’.
SUCCESS FOR "BEST DAY EVER"
25 weeks on Billboard Adult R&B/ MediaBase UAC charts
Debuted in the top 30 on both charts, reached the top 10, & made it onto Billboard’s Adult R&B Top 50 for the year–making Andy Stokes the first Northwest artist to achieve this milestone.
SIRIUSXM Platinum top 20
#1 on the Official Indie Soul Charts for 3 consecutive weeks
#1 spot for R&B/Soul on Music Choice
#2 on the Amazon.com contemporary R&B bestseller list, & was named Independent song of the year
ANDY STOKES ON STAGE
For more than three decades the Legendary Andy Stokes has built a strong and dedicated following throughout the United States and across the Globe. Starting out in the Pacific Northwest, his rapidly growing fan base has been created by giving fans what they want–an unforgettable live performance. Andy’s silky smooth R&B style and the gritty emotion that is unique to this legendary singer provides an eclectic, powerful, nonstop performance that leaves the audience breathless. From intimate performances, to boisterous 300+ venues, to 60,000+ stadiums—Andy Stokes is a seasoned performer and is able to touch each and every person attending.
Andy has performed at iconic venues including: The Nest Palm Dessert California, Jimmy Maks Portland, Highway 99 Blues Club Seattle, Triple Door Seattle, Bake’s Place Bellevue, Revolution Hall Portland, Ilani, Snoqualmie, Red Wing, Wild Horse), and EMP Seattle, Schnitzer Concert Hall Portland, Columbia Metropolitan South Carolina, Philadelphia Convention Center, Appell Center for the Performing Arts Pennsylvania, Lake Theatre Lake Oswego Oregon. International events include shows at Picford Live Hall and MZA in Tokyo.
Andy and his band are regular featured artists at festivals including: the Portland Waterfront Blues Festival; the Rose Festival Portland; Harlem Days New York; the Tom Joyner Family Reunion Festival Orlando; Minnesota Fatz Family Reunion Festival Augusta GA; Fort Vancouver July 4th Fireworks Festival Washington; Umoja Family Festival Seattle; Bite of Seattle; Taste of Tacoma Washington; Alabaster Festival Alabama; Summer Fest Bend Oregon; Bite of Portland; Women’s Empowerment Festival Columbia SC; and many more.
Andy Stokes sings with an earthy intensity that matches the magnetism of his extroverted showmanship on stage.
~ Marty Hugley, The Oregonian
Andy Stokes is infinitely better than all the other modern day soul singers out there.
~ Peter Dammann, Portland Waterfront Blues Festival
Andy Stokes is like a Pied Piper of funk, when the people heard that music, they just followed the tunes, they came from down the waterfront, across the street, and packed the courtyard.
~Tony Democoli, Rose Festival Coordinator