Andrew Carroll, inspired by bands such as Nirvana and Pearl Jam started playing guitar, composing songs and performing with bands at the age of 10. A passionate film lover, Andrew attended Loyola Marymount University initially pursuing a degree in film. After taking numerous film production classes he later decided to focus on songwriting and classical guitar.
Upon graduating he turned his focus to music and writing. His career in the music industry began shortly after college when he formed a folk/rock band called The Lonely Wild. His band has played sold-out shows and festivals around the United States touring with artists such as Beck, The National and Damien Rice. Locally, The Lonely Wild received radio play from stations such as KCRW, KROQ and KCSN. Nationally, the band received radio play from various NPR stations such as KCMP The Current, KEXP and KXPN. Suddenly the trajectory of his touring life changed when he had his first child, which coincided with the opportunity to score his first film, Cassidy Red. Working on Cassidy Red rekindled Andrew’s desire to be involved in filmmaking. Alongside Cassidy Red, he scored another independent feature, The Grandson.
Andrew then wrote the theme song and score for AMC’s hit show, Lodge 49, as well as scoring episodes of the daytime-Emmy award-winning series Travelscope. The Lonely Wild’s song “Buried in the Murder” was used as the theme song for the CMT series, Death Valley and other songs have appeared in various TV shows and independent films. Andrew’s music has also been used for various advertising campaigns for brands such as Nike and Jack Daniels. Andrew’s passion for film composition stems from his desire to be apart of a bigger story. Andrew views films an art form that brings together many different mediums. His excitement for film composition originates from his collaborative nature. As a songwriter he believes that art can exist in a vacuum but with film and television collaboration is key to creating a masterful piece of art.