Andy Tielman is known for his wide vocal range (5 octaves) and virtuoso guitar playing as well as his spectacular showmanship. Many Dutch musicians such as Jan Akkerman (Focus) and Barry Hay (Golden Earring) have cited him as an important inspiration.
He has been acknowledged for making the first Dutch Rock and Roll single in 1958 and leading the first Dutch rock band with international appeal. He was the band leader of the Timor Brothers, the Four T's, the Tielman Brothers and Andy Tielman and the Tielman Brothers. His career spans from the 50’s to the present day.
During Andy Tielman's heyday in the 50's and 60's his band was hailed as the best live act in Europe, cashing in the highest wages for live bands of the time.
In 2005 he was awarded a Royal decoration in the Order of Orange Nassau.
10 nov 2011 Andy Tielman passed away at the age of 75.