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Andy Matchett: From rock star to stage

Orlando musician Andy Matchett has become a fixture on the local music scene as part of Andy Matchett and the Minks and the retro/sock-hop ensemble the Continentals.

Lately, Matchett has expanded his interests to include theater. He played the lead in “Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story,” a rock 'n' roll musical in February at the IceHouse Theatre in Mount Dora. The role called on his background as a 1998 graduate of the visual performing arts magnet at Dr. Phillips High School.

Next, Matchett will be featured in “Key of E,” an “apocalyptic rock musical” slated for the Orlando International Fringe Festival in May.

Photographer Joshua C. Cruey and Videographer Sean Pitts helped produce this video of Matchett as he chatted about his music and offered the debut performance of a song from the musical at Rock & Roll Heaven in Orlando.

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