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A professional Drummer and Percussionist based in Manchester. Highly Experienced and versatile. Available for studio and live sessions.

Whether its touring with the exciting BC Camplight, playing regularly on the UK jazz scene, getting creative in the studio, playing in theatre pits or helping a hand to the next generation of young drummers, Adam continues to relish the variety of all things drums across many styles and situations. As a performer, he has travelled across the UK and Europe playing at various festivals, headline shows, in-store gigs and live radio/TV spots. Highlights include: Iceland Airwaves Festival, Green Man, BBC 6 Music sessions, ITV1, Norway Sommerfesten, Rough Trade Records, Manchester Jazz Festival, Band on the Wall and a recent performance with CAN's Damo Suzuki. Studio work has required Adam to be creative and versatile when laying down drum tracks and percussion parts. Experience includes recently working with top producer Dani Castelar, a surreal week with legend Steve Albini at his Chicago studio "Electrical Audio" and the 2015 BC Camplight release of "How to Die In The North" on Bella Union Records. As an educator, Adam has helped and inspired many students towards their achievements including grade 8 distinctions, GCSE assistance, Yamaha FutureBeat finalists and Young Drummer Of The Year shortlists.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Jazz, Pop, Rock, Electronic, Ambient, Breakbeat, Deep house, Drum 'n' Bass, Dubstep, EDM, Electro-Swing, Electronica, Garage, House, IDM, Industrial, Jungle, Techno, Triphop, Folk, Bluegrass, Ceillidh, Country, Folk rock, Irish rock, Rockabilly, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Avant garde, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Marching, Noise music, Originals, World music, African music, Afrobeat, Arabic, Argentinian, Armenian, Asian music, Australian music, Balkan, Bavarian oompah, Bollywood, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Calypso, Caribbean music, Choro, Cuban music, Cumbia, Flamenco, French music, German music, Greek music, Hawaiian music, Indian music, Italian music, Jewish music, Klezmer, Latin, Mariachi, Merengue, Polish music, Polka, Polynesian music, Reggae, Russian music, Salsa, Samba, Scottish music, Ska, Skiffle, Spanish music, Tango, Swing, Latin jazz, Jazz fusion, Blues, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Hard rock, Hardcore, Heavy metal, Indie, Pop rock, Post rock, Power rock, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Synth rock, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage
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Event types:
Recording session, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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From customers:

Sarah, 4 years ago

Superb and Professional performance! Really made our night!

S'ways S, 3 years ago

Adam is a top class musician. pro, reliable, creative! Nice work!