Andrew Ridgeley Bio, Wiki
Andrew Ridgeley is an English singer, songwriter, and record producer born in 1963 in Windlesham, Surrey, England. Ridgeley is best known for his work in the 1980s as a member of the musical duo Wham!
He and Michael formed Wham after years of playing in different music groups, the most notable being the Executive! They then approached different record labels with a home-made tape and signed with Innervision Records. Following the first album, the band left Innervision and signed with CBS.
Andrew Ridgeley Age
Andrew Ridgeley Family
Ridgeley is the son of Alberto Mario Zacharia (who later changed his surname to Ridgeley) and Jennifer John. His mother is Scottish and his father is of Italian and Egyptian descent.
Andrew Ridgeley Wife
Ridgeley was in a relationship with Keren Woodward, an English pop singer and songwriter but separated in November 2017. Keren Woodward is a founding member of the British girl group Bananarama, along with Sara Dallin and Siobhan Fahey.
Andrew and Keren first split in 2015 and they soon rekindled the flames of their romance but unfortunately split for the second time on November 2017. The two first met in the late 80s but only started dating in 1990 after Wham disbanded. In 1994, they moved away from the London scene after Ridgeley failed to make a success of a solo career. They lived together for more than two decades in the 15th century Cornish farmhouse.
Andrew Ridgeley Kids
Ridgeley has no children yet. He was in a long relationship with Keren Woodward but the two did not have any children.
Andrew Ridgeley Net Worth
Ridgeley has an estimated net worth is $30 million which he has earned from his successful career as a singer, songwriter, and record producer.
Andrew Ridgeley Wham
Wham! were an English pop duo of George Michael and Ridgeley, which was formed in London in 1981. Influenced by funk and soul music and presenting themselves as disaffected youth, Wham’s debut album Fantastic in 1983 addressed the problem of unemployment and teen anxiety about adulthood in the United Kingdom.
Their second studio album Make It Big in 1984 was a pop smash hit worldwide, charting number one in both the United Kingdom and the United States. The singles from the “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” album, “Everything She Wants” and “Careless Whisper” all overtook the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Andrew Ridgeley Wham! George Michael and Me A Memoir
Ridgeley’s memoir is titled, Wham!: George Michael and Me, a shining affirmation to his status in the pop duo Wham!. Wham soul-tinged songs were some of the MTV era’s most resounding moments.
This is Ridgeley’s first book which looks back on pop stardom musical era with George Michael. The charming writer makes a vivid painting of the pair first meeting. The book then reminisces the friendship between George and Ridgeley that took them around the world. They bonded while recording and drum set that was in Michael’s bedroom. The pair attended concerts by Queen and Genesis and watched the UK chart show Top of the Pops.
Ridgeley writes with nostalgia how the pair dealt with the first taste of fame. The pair first single was released before either of them turned 20. in June 1986, the duo performed their final show at Wembley Stadium when George had just turned 23 and Ridgeley hit the mark a few months after.
Andrew Ridgeley Book
Wham! George & Me was published on October 3, 2019. It focuses on Michael with Ridgeley telling his side of Wham story. The book reminds readers of George’s songwriting genius that is often overlooked by pop averse critics and taken for granted by listeners who are satisfied by the fulfilling riches of the eighties. The book is a loving tribute to a friend and an innocent pop era.
Andrew Ridgeley House
Ridgeley lives near Wadebridge, Cornwall, England, in a restored 15th-century farm property that he previously shared with former partner Keren Woodward.