Born as Andrew Fairweather Low in Ystrad Mynach, Wales on 2 August 1948. He founded the pop group Amen Corner in the late 1960’s. The band split in 1970, and Andrew founded the band Fair Weather. The band scored a UK Singles Chart No. 6 hit with ‘Natural Sinner’ in July 1970, but their albums, ‘Beginning From An End’ and ‘Let Your Mind Roll On’, failed to chart.
After twelve months Fairweather Low left to pursue a solo career, releasing four albums up to 1980 on A&M and Warner Bros. These spawned further single chart success with ‘Reggae Tune’ (1974), and ‘Wide Eyed and Legless’, a No. 6 Christmas time hit in 1975. He also started working as a session musician, working with Roy Wood, Leo Sayer, Gerry Rafferty and others. In 1978, Fairweather Low sang backing vocals on the album ‘Who Are You’ by The Who. After filling in on guitar during rehearsals for the Who’s 1982 album ‘It’s Hard’ while Pete Townshend was in rehab, he ended up on the album itself, playing rhythm guitar on the song ‘It’s Your Turn’. Fairweather Low later appeared on Townshend’s 1993 album ‘Psychoderelict’ and the accompanying concert tour.
Fairweather Low has worked with Roger Waters since Waters’ ‘The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking’ tour of America in 1985. He contributed to two of Waters’ albums – ‘Radio KAOS’ in 1987 and ‘Amused to Death’ in 1992. In 1992, he associated with projects alongside Eric Clapton. By 2005, he toured extensively with Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings. In 2006, Fairweather Low toured with Roger Waters once more, this time for his ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ tour, and with Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings.
Also in 2006 Fairweather Low released ‘Sweet Soulful Music’: his first solo album in twenty-six years.
In May 2008, Fairweather Low & the Lowriders started a UK tour, the Lowriders being Paul Beavis, Dave Bronze and Richard Dunn. In 2009, he joined Eric Clapton’s band for a series of 11 concerts held at the London’s Royal Albert Hall. He became part of Clapton’s touring band with drummer Steve Gadd and keyboardist Tim Carmon throughout May 2009. In 2011, Fairweather Low joined Clapton for another series of concerts at the Royal Albert Hall. He also performs with Edie Brickell, Steve Gadd, and bassist (and fellow Welshman) Pino Palladino as The Gaddabouts; their eponymous album was released in early 2011, and their second album, Look Out Now!, was released in 2012.