Andy 'Beef' Hartwell

Andy 'Beef' Hartwell

Tell us a bit about yourself?
I have been playing guitar for over 30 years now and worked in music shops for over 20 of those years, so most of my life and career is based in and around music!

Have you worked with anyone famous?
I’ve been lucky enough to work alongside some very talented musicians and perform on stage with a few famous ones as well, including touring with Peter Hook (New Order) as his bass player in 1999 and writing music with Guy Garvey.

You used to play live a lot, does that help working at PMT?
Yeah, definitely, because I've engineered a tonne of gigs and understand the frustrations that bands face when trying to make the best of their current systems. So whether you need advice on how to use your equipment better or need some new gear, it's always good to see you in PMT!

What’s your current favourite gear at home?
I’m currently playing a Gibson SG Standard and Fender American Standard Strat – left-handed, of course!