Andrew Fetterly Wilkes-Krier
May 9, 1979 (1979-05-09)
Stanford, California U.S. (born)
Ann Arbor, Michigan (raised)
Instrument(s) Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Drums,
Hanson, Mercury, Island, Bulb
Wolf Eyes, To Live and Shave in
(born Andrew Fetterly
Wilkes-Krier) (May 9, 1979) is an entertain-
er and rock musician from the United States.
Andrew W.K. was born in Stanford, Califor-
nia, and grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan. At
age 4, he began learning classical piano at
The University of Michigan School of Music.
He attended the private college preparatory
Greenhills School for middle school before at-
tending the alternative Community High
School from 1993-1997, where he studied
jazz keyboards. His father is Professor
James E. Krier, a well-known legal scholar at
the University of Michigan Law School and
co-author of the widely used Dukeminier &
Krier Property casebook.
On Oct 4 2008 Andrew married Cherie
Pourtabib, four years after the couple met.
They were introduced by their heavy-metal
voice teacher.  Andrew currently resides in
Midtown, Manhattan, New York City.
In 1993, when he was 13, Andrew joined the
band Reverse Polarity. His first public re-
cording, "Mr. Surprise", came out on a com-
pilation released by the Westside Audio Lab-
oratories label (now known as Ypsilanti Re-
cords) out of Ypsilanti, Michigan. Over the
next 5 years he was in many different bands
in Michigan such as Lab Lobotomy, The
Pterodactyls, Music Band, Mr. Velocity Hop-
kins, Kathode, The Portly Boys, Kangoo, The
Beast People, Stormy Rodent, a later itera-
tion of Scheme, the Malt Lickers, Isis and
Werewolves, and Sucking Coeds. In 1994 he
also started a solo project titled Ancient Art
of Boar, or AAB, which ended in 1998.