Andy Shernoff (born 19 April 1955, in Queens, New York) is a musician, songwriter, record producer and oenophile.
He is a founding member of The Dictators, one of the original New York punk bands, in which he wrote nearly all of the songs, played bass guitar and keyboards, and sang backing vocals and occasional leads. He has been involved with a variety of other musical projects, most notably the heavily Dictators-populated Wild Kingdom and Joey Ramone‘s sole solo studio album, Don’t Worry About Me. Shernoff’s current projects include garage rock band The Masterplan, featuring members of The Fleshtones and the Waxing Poetics. In the fall of 2009, he embarked upon a series of solo shows playing songs he wrote or co-wrote and telling the stories behind them. In the spring of 2010, those shows would become “When Giants Walked the Earth – A Musical Memoir” with 50 tour dates in the Eastern U.S. and Canada. Shernoff sang “California Sun” in the official Major League Baseball promotional video for the 2010 All-Star Game. On March 24th, 2012 Andy played the Reason Rally, the largest secular gathering in American history, on the National Mall in Washington DC. He released his first solo EP Don’t Fade Away in October 2012 and his second solo EP On The First Day Man Created God is scheduled for a June 2013 release.