In our recent podcast episode, Gregg Tilston and Karim Kanji had the pleasure of conversing with the legendary musician Andy Kim. Andy shared his profound reflections on life and music, emphasizing the significance of cherishing time with loved ones, passionately pursuing one’s dreams, and living in the present without dwelling on missed opportunities.

Andy took us on a journey from his early days in Montreal to the bustling music scenes of New York City and Los Angeles. He recounted the influential environment of the Brill Building and the pivotal roles played by industry icons like Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich in shaping his career.

A highlight of our conversation was Andy’s recounting of the origins of his timeless hit “Rock Me Gently.” He opened up about the hurdles he faced in getting his music heard, which ultimately led him to establish his own record company. His story is a testament to the power of belief, hard work, and perseverance in the competitive music industry.

Andy Kim with Gregg Tilston and Karim Kanji

Beyond his professional achievements, Andy shared personal anecdotes about his family background and the role of faith in his life. His reflections were heartfelt and inspiring, reminding us of the values that truly matter. We concluded our discussion with warm wishes for Andy’s health and success, eagerly looking forward to his upcoming annual Christmas show in Toronto.

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