Andy Lee and his close friend and collaborator Hamish Blake, have been among Australia’s most popular entertainers for well over a decade.
After graduating from Camberwell Grammar School, Andy went on to study Commerce at Melbourne University, which is where he met Hamish Blake and their exceptional partnership was born. Andy commenced his career on radio with Hamish in the early 2000s, rising to unparalleled success with listeners and becoming the highest rating radio program in Australian history. Their national drive show reached around 2.5million listeners each week and held that audience for an extraordinary 4 years, before they retired from the drive slot in 2011 to pursue other media ambitions.
With a desire to establish their careers on TV, they continued to captivate audiences, this time with a stream of successful seasons of their global “Gap Year” expeditions, airing on the Nine Network. The show featured their escapades in New York, the UK, Asia, South America, India, New Zealand and Europe, earning 3 Silver Logies for the show.
Together with mainstream radio and TV, they’ve also held comedic reign with their podcasts, having topped the iTunes charts as the #1 Australian radio podcast. In 2008 Hamish and Andy released their “Unessential Listening” CD that went platinum, selling well over 100,000 copies. In 2010 they released a second CD to great acclaim, “Celebrating Over 50 Glorious Years”.
In June 2015, Hamish and Andy made their highly anticipated return to the HIT Radio network, once again hosting the top rating week day national Drive show they are known and loved for.
2017 sees another exciting development, as they will perform the final year of their radio show to make way for their return to the Nine Network with the debut of their exciting TV series, ‘True Story with Hamish and Andy’. Throughout his career, Andy has made guest appearances on many TV shows including The Project, Molly, Spicks and Specks, Have You Been Paying Attention, Rove, Thank God You’re Here, Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation and Kinne.