He also played sax on the first pop promo made by Godley and Creme, 'Wide Boy'. In 1978, a trip with his wife Jane to China inspired a second solo album, 'Resolving Contradictions'. In the 80s, he worked with Phil Manzanera in the Explorers, and played on records for the Pet Shop Boys, Japanese musicians Masami Tsuchiya and Yukihiro Takahashi, Italian singer Enrico Ruggeri and Duran Duran spinoff Arcadia. Early in 1992, following the sudden death of his wife, Andy suspended most musical activity to bring up his children, but resumed composing in a computer/ digital suite at home in early 1993 and completing the music for two series of Carlton's 'Class Act'. In 1998 he re-created early Roxy tracks with contemporary musicians Thom Yorke of Radiohead, Jarvis Cocker of Pulp and Bernard Butler for the soundtrack to 'Velvet Goldmine'.
He is currently recording and performing as the leader of Andy Mackay + The Metaphors. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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