There are two frequently searched artists named Andy Bell: 1. The singer for UK synthpop band Erasure and 2. the singer and guitarist for the UK shoegaze band Ride who was also the bass player for English rock band Oasis from 1999 to 2009.
1. Andrew Ivan Bell (born on 25 April 1964 in Peterborough, U.K.) is a singer-songwriter known for being the lead singer of the synthpop duo Erasure, with musical partner Vince Clarke, as well as for his solo career, Bell has sold over twenty million albums worldwide.
Electric Blue, Bell's first solo album, was released in 2005 and includes collaborations with Claudia Brucken of Propaganda and Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters. It was co-written and produced by Philip Larsen and Chris Smith of Manhattan Clique. Single "Crazy" became a club anthem. He followed the album up in 2010 with Non-Stop.
Andy Bell is one of the first openly gay singers in pop music. He revealed his HIV-positive status in 2004 (he had suffered from the disease since 1998), successfully fighting the disease throughout his career. In the past several years, he has also found success both as a DJ and as a remixer.
2. Andrew Piran Bell (born on 11 August 1970) is a Welsh singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and DJ. He is best known for his work with the bands Ride, Hurricane #1, Oasis, and Beady Eye. He is also behind the project GLOK. Bell released his debut studio album, The View from Half Way Down, in 2020.