Andy “Rok” Guerrero is a platinum selling producer, songwriter, musician and educator from Denver CO. He attended the University of Colorado at Denver and graduated from the College of Arts and Media with a Bachelor’s of Science in Music Business and minor in guitar performance. He completed the Chancellor’s Scholars and Leaders Program (CSL) and was handpicked with a dozen other college students from all over the country to be apart of the “What’s the Download?” student advisory board put together by the The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS). This life changing experience allowed Rok to attend several Grammy awards and discuss the evolving digital music landscape with the likes of Kanye West, Earth wind & Fire, Kelly Clarkson, Common and a number of industry professionals.
It was during these college years that Andy cut his teeth in the music business. Grinding, promoting, and gigging all over his home state of Colorado. He Formed the horn driven funk outfit Bop Skizzum, a mainstay and staple of the Denver music scene. In 2004, he co-founded the socio-political Hip Hop troupe Flobots whose platinum selling single “Handlebars” earned them a record deal with Universal Republic Records in 2008. The band’s success allowed Guerrero to tour, playing hundreds of shows in sold out venues throughout the continental US and overseas. The band also made a number of late night appearances on the Tonight Show, Conan O'Brien, and Carson Daly.
After having the opportunity to work with super producer Mario Caldato Jr. (Beastie Boys, Jack Johnson) on a Flobots album in 2010, Andy caught the production bug. He started producing other up and coming Colorado bands like Kinetix and Indie Hip hop band Air Dubai, who later signed to Hopeless Records.
Guerrero also co-founded and served on the board of the nonprofit Youth On Record (AKA Flobots.org). This organization works to improve the graduation rates of at risk youth in Denver Public Schools and treatment centers across Colorado, through music education.
In 2012 Andy was invited to join the faculty the College of Arts and Media at the University of Colorado at Denver. Today Andy continues to create working out of The Keep Recording Studios, alongside engineers Jeff Kanan (No Doubt, Kelly Clarkson, Madonna) and Nick Sullivan (American Rely, Los Lobos). He continues to follow his lifelong passion of writing, performing and producing music.