Andrew "Macabre" Schwab is an American singer, songwriter, author, and journalist. He is the lead vocalist and lyricist for the rock group Project 86. With Project 86, he has released six albums and an Itunes exclusive EP to date. On his own he has written one autobiography chronicling his life on the road with the band. He has also released two compilations of his own poetry, humorous stories, rants, and insights on life. Schwab is an outspoken Christian who firmly roots himself in his faith. Though his music or writing does not always point to this, it's overtly obvious when he speaks. Schwab is often booked at churches or Christian music festivals where he helps to introduce or reintroduce Christ to his fans.
We Caught You Plotting Murder
Schwab's first book of poetry has sold over 10,000 copies since its release date. The predominant subject matter of the poetry centers around society; from the absurd acts committed in the name of bettering society, to the anxiety one faces when struggling to reconcile to or fight a society's influence and control.
Do Not Disturb
Andrew Schwab's second book of poetry, Do Not Disturb
still struggles with social anxieties but the subject matter is much more varied and contains examples of spiritual, social and even individual struggles. This collection offers a better insight into Schwab's humor as well as his spirituality.
It's All Downhill From Here: On the Road with Project 86
"After seven years of life on the road with his band, Project 86, Andrew delivers some of his highlights (and many of his lowlights) as he goes to war with disappointment, his bandmates, and himself on the path to finding meaning in the music industry. Far, far away from the cliché books with dull tour stories, this full-length collection delves deeply into the mind of a severely neurotic and paranoid lead vocalist with sidesplitting results as he unravels. However, amidst the laughter comes a powerful message of loyalty and integrity despite unimaginable obstacles and strained friendships along the way. And of course, it’s not without Schwab’s strategic commentary on everything that lies in his destructive path along the way. This one will tug at even the coldest of hearts...and that’s a promise."
Andrew Schwab has announced he is in the editing phase of a new book to be released in 2009.
Schwab has written for publications such as AP Magazine, HM Magazine
and CCM Magazine
. He maintains a popular blog at Relevant Magazine
and is the "New Noise" editor for the Salem Publishing Group