In 2015, Andrew Farriss was awarded a Coombs Fellowship with The Australian National University in Canberra, where he lectured and mentored students, culminating in the Soundbites Concert where Andrew shared the stage with ANU student musicians. Andrew was highly honoured by the Australian Government, on Australia Day January 26, 2020, as an AM, which means Member of the Order of Australia.
Never stepping away from being a creative songwriter, Andrew has spent time writing for himself and others in Nashville and Australia over the past 10 years, and has now embarked on a solo career. Offering his first single release, Come Midnight, in 2019, which topped the country charts on radio stations all over Australia, his follow-up single Good Momma Bad was released at the Tamworth Country Music Festival in 2020. Andrew’s debut self-titled album – featuring a collection of eclectic songs with a unique blend of Rhythm, Roots and Country influences – was due for international release late 2020. Due to the ever-evolving situation globally with COVID-19, the album release date has been postponed. Never one to sit idle, Andrew wanted to continue to share his music with fans, and will now release an EP this October. The Love Makes The World EP is a Folk, Ballad, Contemporary and Experimental release and focuses on humans and their relationships with each other, and also the earth.