Carl Andre is a Toronto based Sound engineer, Musician, Programmer, and Producer. Carl creates instrumental Electro-rock, Hip hop, Electronic, Acid jazz, and World music. Singles are available online at all major distributors through Records DK. EPs and LPs are available directly from Carl here on Wix/Sellfy platforms.
Music licensing is available at Pond5 Music Licensing and Jamendo Music Licensing. Carl's music has been licensed in Canada, U.S.A, Mexico, France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, UK, Ireland, Australia, and Japan
Carl Andre (Born: Carl Andre Petzelt) has worked with some of the finest musicians in Toronto, recorded major-label albums in New Orleans and Atlanta with GRAMMY award-winning producer Malcolm Burn, toured with Canadian icons RUSH as a Sampler programmer (commemorated on a gold record from Atlantic Records for Logic programming and Synthesizer programming on Test For Echo), recorded dozens of records for Toronto indie artists and bands, and in club, theatre, and festival settings, recorded and mixed legendary artists and bands.
While engineering and producing others, Carl honed his writing and arranging chops, releasing five albums as an integral member of Canadian indie acts including BETP5 (the band that released a concept album about the Avrow Arrow), Husk, The Danolectros, and Camaro Canyon (one of the bands providing the soundtrack in the extreme sport indie film Tea & Biscuits — A Very British Mountain Bike Film).
In 2015, Carl answered his own muse with an instrumental full-length Ambient-rock/Acid jazz release for Psychonaviation Records (Dublin). The album titled Carl Andre, was acclaimed by The Scene Magazine as "cool for anything" while Weird Canada cited Carl Andre as an artist to watch out for. The leadoff track was selected for a compilation CD by Custom Made Music (Virginia Beach, Virginia)
In 2018, Carl Andre released his first Electronic LP titled Gee Bee followed by a series of Electronic and Worldmusic EPs (2019/20). Carl Andre's Electronic music delves deep into the music creation system that is Garageband 2.0 but made fresh again with Melodyne Studio 4. Where his Electronic music is calculated and precise, Carl Andre's Worldmusic pieces are loose and natural sounding with performances on real instruments including the Berimbau, African Marimba, Djembe, Bass guitar, Classical guitar, and Electric guitars.
In addition to Carl Andre's releases, over one hundred recordings became available for licensing at Pond5 Music Licensing while selected tracks from Carl Andre's bands became available for licensing through Jamendo Music.
With his experience mixing music from around the world, Carl embodies a deep understanding of how music is supposed to sound regardless of the genre. Whether it is Jazz, Classical, Big band, Folk, Country, Blues, Rock or Electronic, Carl has done it, and done it well. A Sound engineer, Musician, Programmer, and Producer, Carl Andre Petzelt has made a life for himself behind the scenes and on the front lines of the music industry for over twenty-five years.
Memorable FOH Mixes
Gilby Clarke, Rival Sons, Paul Williams, The Last Vegas, Sean Paul, Sass Jordan, Kyuss Lives, The Brains, Cheeta Chrome, Mark Lalama Trio, Monster Truck, Biblical, The Dirty Water, Die Mannequin, Brother Ali, Chris Murphy, Tommy Aldridge, Molly Johnson, Roman Clarke, The Swing Shift Big Band, David Krystal, Niagara NSO, Music In The Fields Emerging Artist Stage, SOS Fest Carnival Kingdom
Memorable Monitor Mixes
Tower Of Power, House Of Praise New Years Eve, Jeremy Dutcher, Olivia Newton-John, Gord's Legacy,
Kim Mitchel Band, Honeymoon Suite, Lee Rocker, Ian Thomas, The Box, Dan Hill, Alkaline, Ding Dong, Mya, Allison Hinds, Natalie MacMaster, Kerwin, Fally Ipupa, Eddy Kenzo & The Ghetto Kids, Okavango, Afrofest.