Andre was born in Viña del Mar, Chile. However, he grew up in Brazil and became interested in metal music at 10 years old, when he obtained a sticker album as a gift, called Rock Stamp; a classic collection in Brazil. Ozzy Osbourne, Scorpions and Van halen were his great idols in childhood. But was in the teenage years that he started playing guitar, once the family returns to Chile. Nevertheless, he was interested in a more powerful genres; thrash and death metal.
Andre uses Sennheiser e835 microphone, evolution 600/800 series.
His only attempt as a professional musician was to create and be the guitarist of Golgotha, a death metal band that opened a Morbid Angel concert in Santiago, before another local band, in 1996. The members of Golgotha were only between 16 and 18 years old. However, understanding he was a common guitarist, Andre forgets music and decides to study Advertising at the Universidad Del Pacífico (UPA), in Santiago.
During the studies, Andre approaches the music again thanks to a professor of Psychology who recommends him singing to stop stuttering; a disorder that haunted him since childhood.
That way, Andre discovers the right voices to reach (the goal wasn’t return to music, but to defeat stuttering): David Coverdale and Geoff Tate, and with them two albums that blew his mind. Slip of the Tongue and Operation Mindcrime. A couple years later, Andre learned to sing; lessons and cover bands defeated the worst ghost of his childhood. As a singer, his tastes returned to the past: Heavy Metal, AOR Melodic , Hard Rock and Progressive.
Now, giving birth to Thy Station –with his pal Ger– has been a great challenge and also a return to what he loves most.