New York-based singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Andras Pokorny has been writing and recording music for much of his life. He is a self-taught guitarist, drummer, and recordist. Andras deeply believes that he shouldn’t have to pay to learn a new skill or trade (one student loan is one too many, in his eyes) and so he has made a concerted effort in his audio career to seek out rewarding experiences in which he can exchange his efforts and time for knowledge. This attitude towards information and skill acquisition led him to an internship at the storied Bennett Studios, formerly in Englewood, NJ, where he learned, essentially, by osmosis — watching the Engineers use bussing, seeing the producers interact with the artists, listening to musicians listening to each other. He had life changing conversations as a young, eager, and enthusiastic intern with Phil Ramone, Herbie Hancock, and others, while searching for tips and tricks to make his tom drum sound like a kick, to make his mixes balanced, to capture the right sound with his bad mics.
Years later Andras still lends his skills to local bands — friends and strangers alike — helping record demos, or mix or master tracks.
Andras has also had some success working with directors and producers on various soundtracks and educational children’s music over the years.
In addition, to date, Andras has recorded and released 5 official albums of his own under the name Eugene Sounds to positive reviews from outlets such as ForFolksSake.com and WhatTheFolk.com and thrdcoast.com. In these efforts, Andras can be heard exploring the recording techniques he had been learning at the time, while responding to the musical and artistic influences that entered his life.
Most recently, Andras has thrown himself into live sound engineering, hoping to improve his ear while doing something he truly loves: listening to the bustling underground, feeling its swells and waves.