Dirty Rascal is a project originally built around the songs of Andrew McSweeney. Back in 2014 Andrew decided to create a recording without compromise, to invest whatever it took to produce an album of songs which would take his writing and music to a high level. Soon after, Andrew met and began working with Jerry Speiser, a producer and drummer with an illustrious history (including a Grammy award) performing with seminal Australian band Men at Work.
With Jerry as producer and working closely with Callum Barker at Newmarket Studios, the album began to take shape. Many people played on the tracks including Ross Hannaford, Ray Pereira, David Briggs, Bruce Haymes and Andrew and Jerry kept an eye out for the right people to play the songs live.