This week, we lost one of our founding members, Andrew Weatherall. Andy was a titan in the world of music, his influence can be felt across genres and his impact seen in the huge outpouring of tributes to him. He was also an important early supporter of the House and our work.
Since we opened our doors in 2013, Andy offered us support, encouragement and of course, his music. He helped establish the House of St Barnabas as an innovative members club and music venue in Soho; hosting gigs and DJ nights in our Chapel which helped to raise funds that were vital to building the House of St Barnabas into what it is today.
Sav Remzi, our Music Director, and Andy’s friend, remembers him for us:
It is with great sadness and shock that I heard the news of our dear Andrew passing away earlier this week. He was a good friend of mine for over 30 years and he greatly influenced my musical direction from the start. So much of Andy, and his music, has shaped my life in music.
Throughout our friendship, his words of wisdom and knowledge were always a source of inspiration and comfort to me. He’d be my first port of call if ever I needed any advice or guidance, both professionally and personally.
I released his album “Nine O’Clock Drop” on my label Nuphonic, we ran countless club nights together including a three year residency at the Blue Note in Hoxton, and he was an invaluable founding member at the House of St Barnabas where he curated unforgettable shows for us including a live Beth Orton show, Boiler Room sessions and a series of amazing DJ sets and shows with Nina Walsh and Pete Molinari.
My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones.
RIP Andrew. You will always be a part of our lives and a friend I will never forget. You will be sorely missed.
Andrew Weatherall, 6th April 1963 – 17th February 2020.