Andy Laking studied double bass at the New Zealand School of Music before he involved himself in the Wellington Jazz scene. After a couple of years playing around Wellington, Andy moved to Europe where he lived and toured around countries like Germany, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Austria and Switzerland. After ten years he decided to return back to his hometown. At the moment he plays with The Southgate Band, Gráda and he composes his own songs. One of his recent projects will be part of an exhibition at the City and Sea Museum in Wellington.