Andy “Rok” Guerrero is a platinum selling producer, songwriter, musician and educator from Denver. He attended the University of Colorado Denver and graduated from the College of Arts & Media with a Bachelor’s of Science in Music Business and minor in guitar performance. He completed the Chancellor’s Scholars and Leaders Program (CSL) and was handpicked with a dozen other college students from all over the country to be a part of the “What’s the Download?” student advisory board put together by the The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS). This life-changing experience allowed Rok to attend several Grammy awards and discuss the evolving digital music landscape with the likes of Kanye West, Earth wind & Fire, Kelly Clarkson, Common and a number of other industry professionals.
It was during these college years that Andy cut his teeth in the music business. Grinding, promoting, and gigging all over his home state of Colorado. He Formed the horn driven funk outfit Bop Skizzum, a mainstay and staple of the Denver music scene. In 2004, he co-founded the socio-political Hip Hop troupe Flobots whose platinum-selling single “Handlebars” earned them a record deal with Universal Republic Records in 2008 as well as a publishing deal with Sony ATV. The band’s success allowed Guerrero to tour, playing hundreds of shows in sold out venues throughout the continental US and overseas. The band also made a number of late night appearances on the Tonight Show, Conan O'Brien, and Carson Daly.
After having the opportunity to work with super producer Mario Caldato Jr. (Beastie Boys, Jack Johnson) on a Flobots album in 2010, Andy caught the production bug. He started producing other up-and-coming Colorado bands like Kinetix, One Flew West, and Indie Hip hop band Air Dubai, who later signed to Hopeless Records.
Guerrero also co-founded and served on the board of the nonprofit Youth On Record. This organization works to improve the graduation rates of at risk youth in Denver Public Schools and treatment centers across Colorado, through music education.
In 2012 Andy was invited to join the faculty of the College of Arts & Media at the University of Colorado Denver. In 2016 he became a full-time instructor and currently has a dual role both as an instructor in the Music Business department and director of the R&B/Hip Hop and Pop Rock Ensembles.
In 2019 Guerrero was named a TIAA Chancellor's Urban Engaged Scholar. The program recognizes and elevates the outstanding contributions of CU Denver faculty to the Denver-metro region through their research and creative activities. Each of the scholar's research addresses current urban issues in our region while emphasizing community partnerships, local impact, and student involvement.
In early 2020 he rejoined the band he founded, Flobots, and is currently working on new music with the band. Andy continues to create, working out of The Keep Recording Studios, alongside engineers Jeff Kanan (No Doubt, Kelly Clarkson, Madonna) and Nick Sullivan (American Rely, Los Lobos). He continues to follow his lifelong passion of writing, performing and producing music.
He currently has a dual role both as an instructor in the Music Business department and director of the R&B/Hip Hop and Pop Rock Ensembles. Currently His courses included Intro to the Music Business, Music Business in the Digital Age, and CAM Records.
University of Colorado Denver
BS; Music Business