Ambitious, driven and compassionate, the multifaceted Made In Chelsea Star Andy Jordan did not fail to impress whilst listing his many life endeavours at the young age of 24. The former stockbroker joined Made In Chelsea in its fourth season in a movement away from a life that “wasn’t that happy” into a career that had the ability to provide multiple opportunities in vast areas that were of true interest and compassion to him.
The initial drive behind becoming a part of the extensive cast was that he saw an opportunity through which he would have more free time, and in this, had his heart set on starting his own surfing brand. Although Made In Chelsea has proven to be a lot more time-consuming than he presumed, he still manages to keep a balanced medium between doing the things loves and his work-life.
“It’s more hectic than I imagined it would be but it is definitely more fun, so I have no regrets to that extent. I do now for a living all the things that I love to do. So for example, going on tours, music, that’s something that I absolutely love and it’s not something that I would have thought about doing had I still been working as a stockbroker.”
Although not essential to an already talented musician, Made In Chelsea has undoubtedly acted as a platform from which Andy could further promote his inherent ability and passion. It is his willingness to accept a challenge, fearlessness and a carefree approach to life that has gotten him where he is today, so while worried parents lingered in the background, Andy jumped on board the opportunities that came his way with positive conviction.
Andy’s history in music extends from the bedroom to the stage, involving a slight prequel when he played bagpipes in school. Whilst participation propelled him forward in many ways, does Andy get stuck in a Made In Chelsea fan cultured image that hinders his progression in diverse industries?
“It’s a massive help but at the same time it can also be a hindrance because people often think that if you are on TV that you can’t possibly be a musician, but Drake kind of broke the mould…It started as a Made In Chelsea fan-base and now I’m trying to use that platform to convert people as a way of getting the music out there, and it’s working, and that’s why I’m doing a tour of not necessarily very big venues… The best way of converting someone is to play live.”
In the hope of capturing interest of young gig-goers who don’t exactly know who he is but are out to experience the pleasure of intimate gigs whereby they can embrace new artists, Andy is focussing on providing a personal musical connection with his audience members.
Being no stranger to crowds, constantly in the public eye and having played to numbers of nearly a thousand, Andy expresses only some anxiety when discussing playing an Irish audience.
“I’m excited and nervous because I have never played there and it is a big one, but I have probably had some of the best nights out in Dublin and I love Irish people because everyone is always up for good craic.”
The reality television docu-soap’s documentary-style format without doubt involves a self-conscious performance, which includes various production interventions and tweaks. Although not worried that he is being portrayed in a bad light and admitting honesty behind the mistake that his had made in the show, Andy recognises that while the show accurately articulates his personality he is short in delivering emotional realities. Personality but not passion is communicated in Made In Chelsea and it is in his music that he inserts sentiment.
“It’s a passion and I sort of recently developed a bit more confidence to share it with people…Believe it or not, I actually struggle to talk about things that are emotional or whatever and I tend to bottle things up so I find with music I write how I am feeling.”
Modesty is not a stranger when considering Andy Jordan. He’s see his success as a perk in a mixture of being victim of circumstance accompanied by an unstoppable hunger.
“I personally don’t think that I have achieved success yet. I think the day that you are successful is the day that you are ready to pop your socks. I had a great chat with a famous investment banker and he said exactly that; someone said “are you satisfied?”, and he said “the day you are satisfied is the day that you die.” I was like, I mean obviously you are a psychopath, but at the same time I’m like that’s a really cool outlook on life, because you shouldn’t be satisfied if you are ambitious, you have just got to keep going.”
In considering his future he is willing to take on anything that comes his way and do everything with determination. Leaving behind acoustic, Andy wants to insert an electric vibe into his music while still keeping the mellow ambiance, making it an album that one would sit down and listen to on an idle Sunday afternoon.
The answers that everyone has been waiting for regard the future of Made In Chelsea. Though unable to provide any solid information involving plotlines Andy confidently assures us that his loyalties lie with Made in Chelsea despite his pursuit of a career in the music industry. Episodes are expected to get increasingly funnier and in episodes soon to come we are told:
“Spencer and I go for a very, very cold swim.”
The curious among you can find Andy Jordan at “Academy” Dublin on Sunday July 6th.