Andrew Culverwell is an English Contemporary Christian music artist and songwriter who recorded in the 1970s and 1980s. He is probably best remembered for writing the Christmas song "Come On Ring Those Bells", performed in 1977 by Evie. He is currently living in Pompano Beach, Florida and is still singing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Andrew was born December 19, 1944 in Somerset, England. Initially it was acting rather than music that attracted him and he studied the theater at Italia Conti Stage School in London. That changed at age 16 when he discovered a knack for playing piano by ear and for writing original tunes.
After leaving Italia Conti, Andrew's time split between his day job at a shoe factory and travel with Contemporary Christian Music group The Four Kingsmen. He was with the group for four years before leaving to do solo concerts. British record producer Norrie Paramor discovered Culverwell and signed him to Polydor Records. Polydor released his first album Where is the Love.
In 1973, Andrae Crouch introduced Culverwell to Hal Spencer, president of Manna Records. He would go on to record Andrew and Born Again for the label.
In 2010 a short but delightful audio interview was recorded with Andrew Culverwell on audio format on the http://www.videosforfamily.com web site, on their Evie Karlsson page. You will also hear about this story how the popular "Come On Ring Those Bells" song came to be written, that is now made known by famous CCM artist, Evie Tornquist-Karlsson. (Scroll down to see the audio interview listed - "The Story of How "Come On Ring Those Bells" Came to Ring".)
In 2012, much of Culverwell's early discography was re-released on CD through Chalosand 7 Records, including Take Another Look (1978), Everyday (1980), and Alive Again (1982).
Where is the Love? (1971) Polydor Records,
Andrew (1973) Manna Records,
Born Again (1975) Manna Records,
This is the Song (1976),
Take Another Look (1978)-,
Alive Again (1982),
He Will Be There (1991)