Horace Andy

Jamaican roots reggae songwriter and singer

Horace Andy (born Horace Keith Hinds, February 19, 1951, Kingston, Jamaica)[1] is a roots reggae songwriter and singer, known for his distinctive vocals and hit songs such as "Government Land", "Angel", "Five Man Army" and a cover version of "Ain't No Sunshine". In recent years he has mostly worked as a guest singer for trip hop band Massive Attack.

Horace Andy
Andy performing in 2013
Andy performing in 2013
Background information
Birth nameHorace Hinds
Also known asSleepy
Born (1951-02-19) February 19, 1951 (age 73)
OriginKingston, Jamaica
GenresReggae, trip hop
Years active1967–present


  1. Thompson, Dave (2002) "Reggae & Caribbean Music", Backbeat Books, ISBN 0-87930-655-6