Andrew Oakley

A Shadow of Jaguar

Andrew Oakley

Andrew Oakley is a professional drummer based out of Brooklyn, New York and Denver, Colorado.

Best known for his explosive rock drumming and wild drum solos, Oakley has a knack for jazz and pop as well. While still in high school, he cut his teeth playing with rock band, Von Skinny. The trio opened for the legendary Rose Hill Drive on New Years Eve at a sold out Boulder Theater. It was the day he got his drivers license. After high school, Oakley lived in a New York City studio. He slept under the control board while playing pop music with Lenny Kravitz and Joss Stone’s bassist and producer, Jack Daley. Afterward, Oakley studied Jazz Composition and Percussion at the University of Colorado. Attending college for only a year, he founded the rock and roll band, West Water Outlaws. The band quickly became local favorites and toured nationwide. They released the self-titled West Water Outlaws album in early 2013. The band played their last show on New Years Eve of 2015 at the legendary Fox Theatre in Boulder, playing Black Sabbath’s Paranoid album. Following the band’s dissolution, Oakley started the slide guitar driven rock duo, A Shadow of Jaguar in January of 2015. The duo released the acclaimed “Mama Needs the Bottle” music video later that year. The video became a YouTube sensation. A Shadow of Jaguar’s debut album, titled Raw, is set for release in early 2017. Since 2015, Oakley has also provided drums for the hard rock trio, Bandits. Consequence of Sound premiered their first single, “Kill Tonight” in January of 2016. The song’s music video was debuted by Myspace Music the following month. The band is currently preparing their first album. Oakley is also on tour with the multifaceted pop, funk, and blues act, Cold River City. In the fall of 2016, Oakley is relocating to Brooklyn, New York to continue touring and recording.