At University of Houston Andy was surrounded by classical music and music education majors, particularly marching band directors, when the “change” happened. The revelation that acoustic music would be his key to fame and fortune led him down the folk, rock, and bluegrass path, resulting in the formation of a band called Classical Grass in 1996, of which Moritz was a founding member. An accomplished bassist in multiple genres, Andy has also mastered big band, orchestral, and chamber ensemble styles, playing with a variety of bands including Classical Grass, Sugar Bayou, and the Charlie Prause Piano Trio, in addition to 10 years as a member of the Woodlands Symphony. Andy directs a large and highly successful private studio of bass students.
He joined Cadillac Sky in 2006, electrifying audiences with his versatility and unique approach, endearing him to fans as “The Panda.” Cadillac Sky releases their sophomore album for Skaggs Family Records, “Gravity’s Our Enemy,” August 19th.