Andrew Mockler's 'Next Train' wins Rocky Mountaineer song contest...

June 25, 2013

Andrew Mockler is an artist and songwriter from the UK. His single 'Next Train' was selected as the winner of the Rocky Mountaineer song contest in early 2013. The song was recorded with Canadian super producer GGGarth Richardson (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against the Machine, Taylor Swift) at the illustrious Fader Mountain Studios in Vancouver, British Columbia. 'Next Train' is featured on the Rocky Mountaineer Experience 2013 video. Within three weeks of release, the video has already had over 100,000 hits on YouTube. The music video for 'Next Train' was filmed on the Rocky Mountaineer train, and can be viewed here.

Andrew's debut single 'She Waits' reached #1 on the New Zealand iTunes singer songwriter chart in 2010. The supporting music video was filmed in Moscow. Andrew performed on national New Zealand TV Show Good Morning to promote the release.

Andrew has a degree in Jazz, Popular and Commercial Music from Newcastle University in the UK, and grade 8 music theory / vocals from the London College of Music. He worked with Sting as a lead and backing vocalist in 2004 and 2006, and has performed for the likes of Sir Richard Branson, Sugar Ray Leonard, Robert Kennedy Jr., Sir Jeffrey Archer, the NZ All Blacks rugby team, and many more.

Andrew also works as a co-writer on many projects, the most successful being New Zealand artist Anna Wilson's debut single 'Say You Love Me', which reached #37 on the New Zealand national radio charts. Anna is currently one of the top 10 contestants of NZ's X Factor.

ROCKY MOUNTAINEER is a Canadian company that operates a luxury rail service in British Columbia and Alberta. It offers vacations packages over its four distinctive rail routes, rich in history and natural wonders. The trains travel by daylight through the wild beauty of Canada’s West and experience the majestic Canadian Rockies, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Over the past 10 years, Rocky Mountaineer has grown to become the largest privately owned passenger rail service in North America and has welcomed more than one million guests onboard from around the world. You can find more information about Rocky Mountaineer at


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