Andy Ahmad-Cooke is a recovery enthusiast. He has spent most of his life as a musician and composer. Consequently he has also had many different occupations from laundry worker and record shop manager to spoken word producer, working with artists including Michael Palin, Terence Stamp and Dirk Bogarde.
His most prolific time as a composer was the late nineties when he co-wrote and produced albums including One True Parker’s “Will I Dream” and “The Howard Marks Project” with Nice and Idle. With his band Juttajaw, he ran the notorious ‘Dirty Cow’ parties and remixed artists including The Orb, Test Department, Pig and Ian Astbury. In 1997 he co-founded independent label Big Clever Records.
After his retirement from the music industry in 2003, he ran a school for teenagers with challenging behaviour. At this time he also co-founded En Theos, an site celebrating enthusuasm. He now works as Recovery Coordinator at The Edge Café and plays keyboards in a local band. Andrew is currently sober and lives with his family in Cambridge.