Adam is a Scottish singer songwriter who has been gigging his original songs since 2003 and recorded 4 studio albums. He has toured extensively in the UK as well as France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Cyprus and Ukraine. He has also supported the likes of Bert Jansch and Jolie Holland.
Adam was born in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, and was raised in the town and on the farm of his Orcadian grandparents nearby. Adam's first instrument was the violin, as was his sister Sarah's. Adam moved on to the guitar and they both learnt traditional Scottish music and continue to play it together today.
Adam left Aberdeenshire aged 18 and moved to Glasgow and then on to London. He has picked up many other influences along the way and often refers to his music as 'folk-blues'. Many of his songs are influenced by these celtic roots, particularly the songs written about home.
'A song of One Hundred Years' is one of Adam's most popular songs. About his grandfather who lived to be 100 years old. The melody evokes an old scottish tune called 'Margaret's Waltz', which was his grandfather's favourite tune.
'There's No View Like Bennachie' is a song about travelling back to Inverurie over the years and how his feelings towards home have changed.
And in 'Welcome Home' Adam wrote lyrics to a compositions of accordionist Mairearad Green. Another song about going back to Inverurie:
The Family Tree is a song that Adam wrote, this time to mark his grandmother's passing.
Adam has had extensive radio play on BBC Radio Scotland with great support from well known presenters:
'Superb! A great ear for melody and a natural talent for lyric writing'
- Bruce MacGregor, BBC RADIO SCOTLAND
'Carefully crafted, gently affecting songwriting with a dark twist'
- Roddy Hart, BBC RADIO SCOTLAND
Adam is launching his fourth studio album on 11th May with a big show at Hoxton hall in London and then will be on the road in the UK for over 2 months, including a few shows in Scotland:
20th May - EDINBURGH, House Concert
21st May - INVERURIE, The Witch's Hat
24th May - ELGIN, Drouthy Cobbler
25th May - AVIEMORE, The Old Bridge Inn
26th May - GLASGOW, The Griffin
25th/26th June - Smugglers Trail Travelling Festival, Dunnotter Woods, Aberdeenshire