Andrea Trout

Andrea Ahimie-Carthy may tell you she spins for fun- but don’t let that fool you. A lack of the usual ego associated with those serious chaps who stand behind turntables making equally serious faces while tweaking their beards, makes her prone to underestimate a passionate, educated, heartfelt and un-hackneyed approach to music. With deep house, disco, soul and funk at its core, Andrea’s open mindedness impacts on inevitably unhinged dancers and beard stroking listeners alike. She’d tell you too she has no interest in mixing, but her natural ability to put the records in the right order (and there is only ever one right order) so that those dancers and strokers can hear her story makes her one of the finest and most underestimated DJs Manchester has. There are precious few who can join the dots from new house to treasured boogie classics without struggling, worrying about perceptions of their cool or making a mess. Andrea makes it work every time because she feels it. Playing under the moniker Trout for most of the time this has not gone unnoticed. A typical review remarked, ‘hear a diversity of sounds from ‘80s soul to Brook Benton by way of good pop and funk from the future’.

 

Her CV speaks for itself. You don’t get to play at these places unless you have the heart and the soul:

Mr Scruff’s New Year’s Eve Party, Music box, Manchester
Harter Street (Electriks), Manchester
The Big Chill 2002/ 2003/ 2004/ 2006/ 2009 Eastnor Castle, Herefordshire
Revolver, Melbourne, Australia
The Medicine Bar, Custard Factory, Birmingham
Phonic Hoop, The Enigma, Brighton
Fidgit, Plan B, Brixton
Fun Lovin’ Criminals After Show Party, Circle Club, Manchester
Nish Nash Nosh (Electriks), Mint Lounge, Manchester
Garden Festival, Zardar, Croatia 2006/2007/2008
Omar @ Behind The Groove, Mint Lounge, Manchester
Boogie People, Section 8, Melbourne, Australia
The Argyle Bar, Sydney, Australia
One Deck, One Armchair Sessions, Electriks, Manchester
Turn The Tables, The Nook, Manchester
The Manchester international Festival 2011/2013
Warm up DJ for Amp Fiddler, Cymande & Nightmares On Wax, Band on the Wall Manchester

John McCready (Word Magazine)

DJ Trout Wedding Jam Top 20

1. Boogie Wonderland – Earth, Wind & Fire
2. We Are Family – Sister Sledge
3. All Night Long – Lionel Richie
4. Ghetto Heaven – Family Stand
5. Best of My Love – The Emotions
6. Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Kahn
7. To Be Real – Cheryl Lynn
8. Like I Love You – Justin Timberlake
9. Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick – Ian Dury
10. Crazy In Love – Beyonce Ft Jay Z
11. Holiday – Madonna
12. Master Blaster – Stevie Wonder
13. Spanish Harlem – Aretha Franklin
14. I Would Die 4 U – Prince
15. I Say A Little Prayer For You – Burt Bacharach/Dionne Warwick
16. Treat Her Like A Lady – The Temptations
17. Fever – Esther Phillips
18. Back To Life – Soul To Soul
19. Rock Your Body – Justin Timberlake
20. You Can call Me Al – Paul Simon