Biography:

Andy MacVannan's is an author and musician from Edinburgh, Scotland.
His first edition of We are Hibernian was published in 2011 by Luath Press of Edinburgh and his last edition (and 3rd edition) in 2016.

At the beginning of the 1990s a passion took hold of Andy - punk rock!

Embarking on a journey of discovery, his enthusiasm for playing and writing about music saw him enter into the world of the music fanzine. Working with close friends, Andy co-published 10 issues of the Incredible Shrinking Fanzine between 1989 and 2000. The zine reached a print run of 1000 copies and predominantly covered the genres of punk, metal and hardcore.

Between 1993 and 1995 ISR records was also formed; releasing 3 E.Ps by Scottish bands.

Andy continued to immerse himself in the music world throughout the 2000s, promoting music in Edinburgh at venues such as the Cas Rock, Studio 24 and The Liquid Room. He enticed acts such as The Dickies, Napalm Death, Dropkick Murphys, Jello Biafra and The Damned to Scotland's capital.

It was around 2009 that MacVannan decided to return to writing. He returned to his teenage roots and explored his enduring connection to football.

 

Deciding to interview supporters from his beloved Hibernian F.C, he quickly discovered that football is far more than a game (and that Hibernian lies at the crux of many different friendships and communities) his first edition of 'We are Hibernian' was released in 2011.

Andy MacVannan's second book release arrived in 2015 when a new and updated version of 'We are Hibernian' was again released by Luath Press. The book continued to be met with some great critical acclaim, achieving The Scotsman newspaper (Top 20 Sports Books) again in 2015.

 

A third edition of We are Hibernian was released in September 2016. and It featured further updates to commemorate the magnificent achievement of Hibernian F.C's first Scottish Cup win in 114 years.

Andy is currently working on an untitled autobiography with Hibernian legend Mickey Weir due out in 2022 and is also involved in various musical stuff due for release soon.

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Andy on da bass!
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Showbuzz!
Napalm Death!!!
Nectar 3 - Lost EP
Joyriders EP - Home
The Damned at The Liquid Room
Jello Biafra - Spoken Word
In Decades Decline - Duneideann L.P
The Process - Covenant of the Cosmos
Incredible Shrinking Fanzine
Incredible Shrinking Fanzine
Andy playing da bass
Incredible Shrinking Fanzine
Discography and Publishing timeline:

The Jacobites - 'The Jacobites' demo 1988
Incredible Shrinking Fanzine - issue 1 1988
Head in the Sand - 'One Hell of a Blow Job' demo 1989
Incredible Shrinking Fanzine - issue 2 1989
Head in the Sand - 'I Envisage I' demo 1990
Incredible Shrinking Fanzine - issue 3 1990
Head in the Sand - 'So You Wouldn't'  demo 1991
Incredible Shrinking Fanzine - issue 4 1991
Incredible Shrinking Fanzine - issue 4 1992
Unique Freak - 'Unique Freak' demo 1993
Nectar 3 - 'Lost (label owner) ' CD lncredible Shrinking Records 1993
Joyriders - 'Don't ask Me' (label owner) CD lncredible Shrinking Records 1993
Incredible Shrinking Fanzine - issue 5 1993
Unique Freak - 'All the Fear of the Fayre' demo 1994
Incredible Shrinking Fanzine - issue 6/7 1994
Incredible Shrinking Fanzine - issue 8 1995
Incredible Shrinking Fanzine - issue 9 1996
Unique Freak - 'Hand in my Mouth' demo 1998
Unique Freak - 'Red Ear Label Presents - Lazy Bastards' ‎CD  comp 1999
Unique Freak - 'The Tap' CD comp 1999
Jockney Rejects - 'Someones Gonna Die - Voice Of A New Generation: A Tribute To Blitz '‎ CD comp 1999
Unique Freak - 'Enrages Productions Independent Punk-Hardcore Compilation - Volume 1' CD comp - 2000
Unique Freak - 'Hideous Eye Productions - Fuck Divisions' CD comp - 2000
Unique Freak - 'Blackfish Records - Barricades And Broken Dreams - An International Tribute To Conflict' CD comp 2001
In Decades Decline - 'Duneideann' LP 2001
Incredible Shrinking Fanzine - issue 10 2005
In Decades Decline - 'Anti G8 Benefit' comp CD 2005
In Decades Decline 'Year Zero' LP 2007
We are Hibernian - 1st edition book 2011
We are Hibernian - 2nd edition book 2015
The Process - 'Covenant of the Cosmos' LP 2016
We are Hibernian - 3rd edition book 2016
Oi Polloi - 'Donald Trump - Fuck You! / UK' 7" 2017
Oi Polloi - 'Blame It On The System - Fight Against Repression' 7" 2019
Oi Polloi 'Blame it on the System' 10" 2020
Oi Polloi - 'Benefit for Food not Bombs Szczecin' 7" 2020
Oi Polloi - 'Boris Johnson Fuck You' 7" 2020
Oi Polloi - '100% Antifascist Streetcrust' CD 2020
Oi Polloi - 'Punks for SOF GrPunkcollective' comp cd 2021






 
 
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 Andy MacVannan

- Author and Musician -

"History is alive within every single one of us because we all have a story to tell. I  strive to make these recollections come alive, just like they did when I first heard them."

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