Andrew W.K.

Born May 9, 1979

Andrew Fetterly "LORD OF PARTY" Wilkes Krier, better known by his stagename Andrew W.K. , is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, entertainer, motivational speaker and music producer. He is the host of the television series Destroy Build Destroy. As a musician, he is perhaps best-known for the 2001 hit single "Party Hard", from the album I Get Wet.… Read More

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1979 Birth Born on May 9, 1979.


1993 14 Years Old In 1993, at the age of 14, he joined the band Slam, later to be called Reverse Polarity. … Read More
1998 19 Years Old In 1998, W.K. moved from Michigan to New York City, where he worked as a bubblegum machine salesman, a parking attendant, and a waiter when he was not playing music. … Read More


1999 - 2004 5 More Events
2005 26 Years Old Andrew W.K. recorded his third studio album Close Calls with Brick Walls from 2005 to 2006, but legal disputes surrounding ownership of W.K.'s name prevented it from receiving its intended full-scale release in 2006, and as a result it only saw official release in Japan that year. … Read More
2006 27 Years Old …  In March 2006, during an episode of Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones' radio show Jonesy's Jukebox, Andrew W.K. debuted a new song entitled "I'm a Vagabond".
2008 29 Years Old 1 More Event
On November 26, 2008, under Universal Music Group, he released his fourth studio album, The Japan Covers, which consisted entirely of cover versions of J-Pop songs, as well as a compilation entitled The Very Best So Far.


In February 2009, Wilkes-Krier found a loophole in his contractual constraints and formed his own record label Skyscraper Music Maker, basing it in London, England and Manhattan, New York. … Read More
2010 31 Years Old 1 More Event
…  With all prior legal disputes over credit and naming settled, in March 2010 Andrew W.K. and the newly named Steev Mike label presented its first official release: a repackaged 2-disc version of Close Calls with Brick Walls with a bonus disc of rare and unreleased material entitled Mother of Mankind.
2011 32 Years Old In March 2011, Andrew W.K. released a new EP entitled The "Party All Goddamn Night" EP, which consists of five new tracks and two previously released singles.
2012 33 Years Old 1 More Event
In June 2012, W.K. announced that he would be appearing at the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic fan convention Canterlot Gardens. … Read More
In June 2014, Andrew was announced to speak as a guest lecturer at the Oxford Union. W.K.'s keynote, titled Andrew W.K. and The Philosophy of Partying, discussed his signature message of positive power and celebratory self-confidence. … Read More
2015 36 Years Old 1 More Event
On April 28, 2015, Andrew announced a new radio show called America W.K. on TheBlaze Radio Network, the new show will be a two-hour Saturday program focusing on "what it is to be alive — meaning, motivation, mind set, and making dreams come true, all included in a celebration of life itself — and all with a positive and honest outlook". Andrew lives in Midtown Manhattan with his wife, Cheryl Pourtabib, also known as Cherie Lily. They were introduced by their heavy-metal voice teacher and married four years later, on October 4, 2008, at Santos Party House, a nightclub in Chinatown that Andrew co-owns. … Read More
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