He founded the folk/rock duo Gothic Horizon with musical partner Richard Garrett in the 60s. The band released two albums on Decca: The Jason Lodge Poetry Book  and Tomorrow Never Knows .
In 1970 Desmond began performing solo and became part of a stable of folk musicians which included Tom Robinson, Claire Hamil and Café Society, who were signed by Ray Davies to his record label Konk Records. Desmond subsequently released Living On A Shoestring on Konk, featuring members of The Kinks and produced by Dave Davies and a fellow Kink member, keyboardist John Gosling.
During this time Desmond became established in the UK as a singer/songwriter of note and was subsequently signed to Ariola Records in London. Ariola released Andy Desmond in 1976 - an album containing 10 self composed songs, produced by legendary Los Angeles producer Bones Howe.
At the time of its release Desmond had become a stalwart on the British rock scene, opening for Fleetwood Mac, Randy Newman, Hall and Oates, The Cate Brothers, The Kinks and many others.
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