Fri 18th November, 20228:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)
John Adams is a Singer/Songwriter hailing from Aberdare in the South Wales Valleys. With a reach in his tone to match Sam Smith and James Blunt he draws influences from the likes of honest songwriters such as James Morrison, Damien Rice and David Gray.
John combines his live organic sound and impressive vocal ability with a minimal electronic production to make a sound that is satisfyingly different from the usual guitar wielding Singer/Songwriter. Marrying easy melodies with strong digital rhythms he’s created a collection of songs that arrive at a sweet spot between today’s pop and the traditional evocative folk he was raised on.
Growing up in poverty there was a strong emphasis on education. With his father’s words ‘Get good grades and you’ll get a good job’ echoing through his mind John went from School, to Uni and back to School again as a Mathematics Teacher. After 2 years of a nine to five the craving to be creative overrode the comfort of a secure job and in 2016 he took a leap of faith and left the profession to become a musician. To make up for the late start John threw himself in to music and started busking on the streets, using the money to pay for his first release, fittingly entitled “The Pavement is My Stage”.
The gamble paid off and John has gone on to support household names, gain national radio play, perform sell out tours and reach a staggering amount of online listeners.
“Redefines Beauty” Ashton Kutcher
“Absolutely nailed that vocal” Gary Barlow
“Haunting vocals and natural lyricism” Celebmix
“WOW, WOW, WOW, Sensational” Carol Vorderman
“An absolutely huge Talent” Charlie Ashcroft, Amazing Radio
“A welcome return. What a voice!” Clare Balding, Radio 2