Andrew Beckner

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Andrew Beckner
File:Andrew Beckner.jpg
Singer, Songwriter Andrew Beckner by Photographer Lechon Kirb
Beckner with his signature strat by Lechon Kirb in Orlando, Dec 2015.
Background information
Birth nameAndrew Rutherford Beckner[1]
Also known asDru
Born (1989-12-05) December 5, 1989 (age 30)
St Augustine, Florida, U.S.
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • Vocals
  • Guitar
  • keyboards
  • drums
  • percussion
Years active2010–present
  • Independent
Associated acts

Andrew Rutherford Beckner[1] (Pronounced- ændru rəθərfərd bɛknər); born December 22, 1989)[2], sometimes known as simply Dru, is an American producer, singer, songwriter, musician, activist and film Producer.

He is the lead guitarist and vocalist of the hip hop/ Soul band Av Divinci[3], that he joined in 2016 with Producer, Songwriter Al Sherrod Lambert, Bassist, Shawn "Twin" Bristol, keyboardist, Aaron McZorn, and Producer, Drummer Drew Clifton.

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The Band Av Divinci

Personal life[edit | hide all | hide | edit source]

Beckner was born on December 22, 1989[4], in St Augustine, Florida, and lived in Palm Coast, Florida until 2002 when he and his parents moved to Orlando, Florida. Andrew went enrolled in the television magnet program at Dr. Phillips High School and transferred to Edgewater High School where he graduated in 2008. In 2011 Beckner was one of many organizers who carried out a series of direct actions in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, living in Senator Beth Johnson Park on and off for several months, sparking arrests and media attention for the demonstrations [5].

Career[edit | hide | edit source]

2010–the present: Producing and collaborations[edit | hide | edit source]

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Producer Ayo, Bassist, Johnny Lewis, Producer Andrew Beckner and Producers The Colleagues
Andrew also produced and played guitar on several tracks for Raheem Devaughns 2015 release love sex passion[6] In 2016 he Produced and played on Def Jam artist Dani Leigh track Ex[7] and many other artists.

Discography[edit | hide | edit source]

Solo albums[edit | hide | edit source]

  • Electrify (2006)[8]

As a Guitarist[edit | hide | edit source]

  • Raheem Devaughn Infiniti (2015)[9]
  • Raheem Devaugh Black Ice Cream (2015)[10]
  • Raheem Devaughn Terms of Endearment (2015)[11]
  • Dani Leigh Ex (2017) [12]

As a Producer[edit | hide | edit source]

  • Raheem Devaughn Infiniti (2015)[13]
  • Dani Leigh Ex (2017) [14]

Filmography[edit | hide | edit source]

  • Off Track (2017) - Assistant Director[15]
  • Lazarus (2018) - Actor[16]