After playing in various bands around the south of England, Aidy made the decision to go solo in 2003, and released his debut album The Pilot Episode. The album was described by Steve Lamacq (Radio 1 DJ) as having a “cinematic quality that pervades the haunting weirdness” and went on to have moderate success with the track ‘Fifteen Grand’ being used in the movie Bad Trip starring Coolio and the lyrics to ‘They’re Coming’ being published in the poetry book ‘Something to talk about’.
After moving to Cambridge a few years later, Aidy kept a fairly low key existence, playing occasional gigs and releasing material for free via this site and steadily growing a loyal online fan base.
Fast forward to 2010 and to the birth of the Jonathan Coulton influenced ‘Song A Week’ project, for which Aidy recorded and released one new song every week for the entire year starting Jan 1st 2010. The tracks were released every Friday as a free download at Aidy.com and the interest the project attracted resulted in a deal being signed with Expat Records and a number of festival appearances.
Following his popular first appearance in 2010, Aidy is joining the line up for his second time at Trystonbury and will be fresh from his first UK tour at a number of venues and festivals around the country.