Kyle Andrews is an American songwriter and performer born in Chicago, IL and based in Nashville, TN. He has released albums on Portland's Badman Recording Co. as well as his own Elephant Lady Records imprint. He is perhaps best known for his 2010 song "You Always Make Me Smile" (co-written with friend Neil Mason) which was featured in a worldwide Holiday Inn ad. The music video for the song was filmed in Utah during an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest water balloon fight and went viral. His interactive video for "Sushi" (directed by Dennis Liu) was made from 1.4 million tiles, and thousands of unique YouTube video stills. In 2010 it was shortlisted for the Guggenheim's YouTube Play Exhibit.
In addition to the Holiday Inn campaign, his music has been used in numerous TV shows and commercials, including a worldwide television ad for Dell ("We Were Colors") and a national television ad for Doritos ("Bombs Away"). "You Always Make Me Smile" also appeared in an episode of ABC's Grey's Anatomy.
Although Kyle performs as a first-name/last-name artist, and self-recorded the majority of his discography, he plays live with a full band. He has received critical attention from NPR as well as AOL Spinner.
Kyle Andrews' latest, Robot Learn Love, was released August 16, 2011.