Hello fans, friends, and first time visitors!
The Official Music Video for my new song “Flurry, The Friendly Robot” is live! Special thanks to animator James Coffey and “Flurry” character illustrator Happy Man Creative for making the musical story of Flurry come alive. Check out the full video on this page, or directly on YouTube
Z Blog - 1 4 3 365 - Kindness Is Alive!
1 4 3
Winner of Tillywig Parents' Favorite Products Award. Here's an excerpt from their official review: "Andy Z's new single exerts an appeal so powerful that the song seems somehow to have
Winner of Tillywig Parents' Favorite Products Award. Here's an excerpt from their official review: "Andy Z's new single exerts an appeal so powerful that the song seems somehow to have always been here, waiting to be heard."
Read the full review at https://www.tillywig.com/Music-Audio/1-4-3
From the official press release: "The production on '1 4 3' has the big, expansive feel of an anthem, stirring the emotions of listeners young and old - and features flowing orchestration with pop sensibility, as well as supporting vocal by recording artist Aoede."
Learn more about the message and magic of 143 on the official webpage at andyz.com/143
1 4 3 (Acoustic Version)
*AWARDS & SELECTIONS*
~ "1 4 3" is a Finalist in the Gold-rated Indiefare International Film Festival!
~ “1 4 3” just got selected for inclusion in another Gold-rated
KIDS FIRST!® Film Festival!
Adult jurors say:
"How can you not like a music video dedicated to saying, “I love you!?”
Mr. Zamenes performs this with great zeal that is sure to leave you smiling.”
Read the full review here
~ "1 4 3" became a finalist, and then an official Winner
in the Detaron TV Film Festival!
Thank you for all of you voted for it!
About 1 4 3
Andy Z brings a special passion to his music. And no one is more deserving of such enthusiasm than the beloved Mister Rogers. Andy’s heartfelt tribute to Mister Rogers and his favorite number is the single “1 4 3”. The production on “1 4 3” has the big, expansive feel of an anthem, stirring the emotions of listeners young and old. The single lands nationwide on May 11, with the accompanying video posting simultaneously.
Mister Rogers believed the number 1 4 3 was a way for him to spread love to the world – and a way the world spread love to him. He also weighed exactly 143 pounds, something he checked every morning and worked to maintain.
“Like so many others my age, I grew up watching Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. As an adult, my appreciation for him and his kind, loving example has only grown – along with my desire to learn more about his life and philosophy. In that pursuit, I happened upon an article about his interpretation of the number 143 as “I Love You”. I was so moved, that the next morning I woke up with a new song “1 4 3”. Its message is simple and timely:
show someone you care, just because they’re there’." ...
"1 4 3" ON THE RADIO
I've included "1 4 3" in my Guest DJ set on Hilltown Family Variety Show. The theme is "Songs Of Kindness and Empowerment".
So, it fits right in!
Watch the Official Promo Teaser on YouTube here
Press / Reviews
"Andy Z's new single exerts an appeal so powerful that the song seems somehow to have always been here, waiting to be heard. From the very first listen a sense of warm familiarity takes hold accompanied by a surge of positive, heartfelt emotions befitting a song that was written as a tribute to the beloved Mr. Rogers."
Read full review
Jeffrey Cohen shared "1 4 3" in a blog post on his blog and via GeekDad:
"He (Andy) read an article about the interpretation of 143 being messaging shorthand for 'I love you' and resolved to write a simple song sharing Mister Rogers’ simple philosophy."
Read full Mr Jeff blog post
"A lovely song and a great tribute to Mr. Rogers’ memory."
About Andy Z
Family Music Artist, Singer-Songwriter
Andy Z is a multiple award-winning children's performer, singer/songwriter and educator who combines music, movement, storytelling and character puppets to create an experience that keeps kids engaged and families entertained. Andy's performances have earned him rave reviews and high-profile appearances on the Pandora Video Series, Pottery Barn Kids Stylehouse website, and at Austin City Limits Music Festival, and Strings Music Festival.
In addition to performing live for hundreds of audiences every year, Andy has guest deejayed on the national radio shows Spare The Rock Spoil The Child and Hilltown Family Variety Show. Andy's music has been heard on NBC's Today Show and has received many accolades, including Parent’s Choice, NAPPA & (Disney Family’s) iParenting Media Award.