New videos and other news… 

Hi folks, 

Hope you’re all well, and welcome along to all the new subscribers who’ve signed up to the mailing list over the last 4 or 5 months. It’s been a while since my last one I know…but after what was my busiest summer yet of gigging and touring the time seems to have flown by…and in these days of spam overload I don’t like to bother you unless I’ve got something pretty interesting to share with you… 

Which leads me on to some new videos I have to share with you! Some of you have caught the full-band shows I’ve played this year with my buddies Ian Jennings and Garry Kroll. Last month the three of us got together for a day to play around with some of my newest songs, so we thought we’d set up the mics and the cameras and see what we could capture from the session. We had a lot of fun and I’m pleased to say the first video from the session, ‘Working On It’, is live now!

It was recorded completely live with special thanks to Elliot Millson for taking care of the filming. We hope you enjoy it! Look out for some more videos from the session soon… 

In other news…next Friday 7thDecember I’m delighted to be returning to Chettle Hall where I’ll be playing a special duo-show with Steve Black – expect anything from Steve’s vast back catalogue of songs and our ever growing list of co-writes, and more besides! Then the following week I’m heading for the Midlands, where as well as making debut appearances in Whatcote (Warwickshire) and Seagrave (Leicestershire) I also have the great pleasure of opening for British R&B legends Dr Feelgood at The Flowerpot in Derby on the 15th! The local gigs around Devon and Dorset keep rollin’ on too…as always check the website for all the details. 

I’m also busy working on the diary for 2019, so if there’s anywhere you’d like to see me next year in either acoustic or band formats then let me know and we’ll see what we can do! 

Take care and see you soon, 

Adam x

Netherlands tour starts tomorrow! 

Hi folks,

Firstly a quick thank you to everyone who came to see me in Kent last week – I had a brilliant few days and all three gigs were an absolute pleasure! Special thanks to John Spooner, Sue Revell and Geoff Pine for making it all happen…we’re already talking about a return trip…

Now I’m making final preparations for my next adventure to the Netherlands! An extra date in ‘s-Hertogenbosch has recently been added to the start of the tour, which means I’ll now be playing 8 shows in total. So for my Dutch friends here’s the full list of where I’ll be…

27/06 – Tapperij Het Veulen, ‘s-Hertogenbosch

29/06 – Podium Café Peter en Leni, Steendam

30/06 – Clubhuis TC Bargeres, Emmen

01/07 – Grandcafé Rue de la Gare, Emmen (solo & band sets)

05/07 – Mulligans, Amsterdam 06/07 – Strandpaviljoen It Soal, Workum

07/07 – Grand Café Zuidlaren, Zuidlaren

08/07 – ‘Tiki Hut Sessions’ @ Blue Collar Hotel, Eindhoven

(Full details at the website)

These will all be solo acoustic shows, except for Sunday 1st July at Rue de la Gare in Emmen where I’ll be finishing the show with a full band set featuring Koos Wiltenburg on bass and Arno van Nieuwenhuize on drums.

Better get packing!

All the best,

Adam

Kent 'mini-tour' this week 

Hi folks,

Just a quick reminder for those of you in and around Kent that I’ll be in the area this week for a mini-tour of some of your finest blues clubs…

Tuesday 19th June – Wrotham Arms Blues & Roots Club, Broadstairs, 8.45pm

Wednesday 20th June – Blues with Bottle Club, The Anchor, Sevenoaks, 8.30pm

Thursday 21st June – Spooner’s Blues Club, The Alma, Deal, 8.00pm

(Full details at the website)

These will all be solo acoustic shows, featuring material from my last 2 releases as well as some brand new tracks and some old favourites too…really looking forward to it!

Hope to see some of you out there.

Cheers,

Adam

Gearing up for the summer 

Hi folks, I’m gearing up for a busy summer ahead, so thought I’d give you a quick rundown of what’s coming up, which includes a mini-tour of Kent, a tour of the Netherlands, my first gigs in Yorkshire, full-band and solo-acoustic sets at Upton Blues Festival and much more. I’m also very much looking forward to my first appearance at Elmslie House in Malvern this Friday, which you can still get tickets for here

Fri 8th June – MALVERN, Elmslie House

Sat 9th June – SOUTHAMPTON, Beer Festival, St Mary’s Stadium

Sun 10th June – PLYMPTON, The Brook

Thu 14th June – PLYMOUTH, The B-Bar

Sat 16th June – LYME REGIS, Guitars on the Beach

Tue 19th June – BROADSTAIRS, Wrotham Arms Blues & Roots Club

Wed 20th June – SEVENOAKS, Blues with Bottle Club, The Anchor

Thu 21st June – DEAL, Spooner’s Blues Club, The Alma

Sun 24th June – AXMINSTER, Axe Vale Festival

Fri 29th June – STEENDAM (NL), Podium Café Peter en Leni

Sat 30th June – EMMEN (NL), Clubhuis TC Bargeres

Sun 1st July – EMMEN (NL), Rue de la Gare

Thu 5th July – AMSTERDAM (NL), Mulligans

Fri 6th July – WORKUM (NL), Strandpaviljoen It Soal

Sat 7th July – ZUIDLAREN (NL), Grand Café Zuidlaren

Sun 8th July – EINDHOVEN (NL), ‘Tiki Hut Sessions’ at the Blue Collar Hotel

Fri 13th July – EXETER, Venezia

Fri 20th July – UPTON BLUES FESTIVAL, Upton upon Severn (Big Top Stage - band, Acoustic stage - solo)

Sat 21st July – SALTBURN BLUES CLUB, Saltburn (supporting Doug MacLeod)

Sun 22nd July – HARROGATE, The Blues Bar

Mon 23rd July – GLOUCESTER BLUES FESTIVAL, The Fountain Inn, Gloucester

Sat 28th July – EXMOUTH, Manor Gardens Free Festival

Mon 6th August – SIDMOUTH FOLK FESTIVAL, The Volunteer Inn

Tue 7th August – SIDMOUTH FOLK FESTIVAL, The Anchor Stage (band)

Fri 17th August – PLYMPTON, The Brook

Sat 18th August – LUDLOW, The Wheatsheaf

Sun 19th August – OLD BUSH BLUES FESTIVAL, nr Worcester             

The full detailed gig list can be found at www.adamsweetmusic.com/shows. Feel free to check in regularly as new dates are being added all the time.

The twice monthly residency at Colyford’s White Hart with Alan West & Steve Black is also still going strong – we’re there every 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month. I’ll have to miss a couple on 21st June and 5th July, but the shows will go on of course, and I’ll rejoin them there on 19th July.

Also on Friday 15th June I have the great pleasure of guesting with the Barrelhouse Blues Band for a special show at The Exchange in Sturminster Newton. The band have invited me and my Les Paul guitar to join them on some Peter Green numbers to help mark 10 years since Barrelhouse Blues Orchestra founder-member (and Greeny fan!) Paul Hart passed away. Tickets for this show can be found at https://stur-exchange.co.uk/programme/the-barrelhouse-blues-band/ Take care and I’ll see you out there somewhere…

Adam

 

Gig news: Full band show at ‘Winchcombe Live’ - Friday 16th March 

Hi folks, 

Just a quick note to let you know about a full-band show coming up on 16th March at ‘Winchcombe Live’ at the White Hart in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. This will be the first outing for a new band line-up featuring Ian Jennings on bass and Garry Kroll on drums…I’m really excited to be working with these guys and we’re looking forward to getting this first gig under our belts! If you’re in or around that part of the world we’d love to see you there:

In other news for March I’ll be playing solo gigs at the Thomas Tripp in Christchurch on Wednesday 7th, the Rum and Crab Shack in Exeter on the 17th, the Eyre Court in Seaton on the 18th, Café René in Gloucester on the 28th and the Blues Bar in Plymouth on the 29th.  

And after the first of our ‘1st & 3rd Thursday’ shows at the White Hart in Colyford had to be cancelled due to the snow, it’ll be back to business as usual there with Alan West & Steve Black on Thursday 15th. 

Full listings and all the details can be found on the website as always…keep in touch and I hope to see you out there somewhere soon! 

All the best, 

Adam

Live at Momentum Studios - Part 3 - 'Take Your Time' 

Hi folks, 

The third and final video from the live session recorded at Momentum Studios last month is now available:

In this final instalment I’m taking on the slow-burning title track from my ‘Take Your Time’ EP, featuring a rare live appearance of the Höfner resonator guitar…I hope you enjoy it!  

I’ve just a handful of gigs left before Christmas, details of which can be found on the website here…so if I don’t see you before Christmas I hope you have a good one!! 

All the best, 

Adam

Live at Momentum Studios – part 2 – ‘These Days’  

Hi folks, 

Just a quick note to let you know that the second live video from the recent session at Momentum Studios is available to watch now:

In this video I’m playing Jackson Browne’s classic ‘These Days’. As many of you know I’ve always had a soft spot for this song…so much so that it made it on to my latest EP. 

Hope you enjoy this live version. Please feel free to share, and you can subscribe to the YouTube channel here

The third and final instalment from the session will be along soon! 

All the best, 

Adam

Cancellations... 

Hi folks, 

After a superb time at Tenby Blues Festival last weekend (thanks to all of you came to one, or both of the shows!!), I’m sorry to have to bring you news of some cancellations… 

First up this Sunday I was due to be bringing the full band to the Cellars Bar in Teignmouth as part of the Jazz & Blues Fringe Festival. Sadly the venue has recently closed and despite our best efforts we have been unable to find another venue to stage the gig, so it’s not to be. Hopefully we’ll be seeing you at the 2018 festival instead!   

Secondly, it seems the twice-monthly residency at The Wheelwright in Colyford alongside Alan West & Steve Black has come to an end. There may be more gigs happening here in future, but for now the new management are unable to host these regular music nights. Thanks to all of you who have supported this gig so loyally over the last couple of years…we’ve had some really great nights. My next gig with these guys will be at Chettle Hall near Blandford on Friday 1st December - contact Jan on 07776 323198 for tickets www.chettlemusic.co.uk 

In the meantime you can still catch me playing in Devon this weekend – I’ll be out with The Perfect Strangers doing the classic-rock thing at The Sorry Head in Exeter tonight (Friday) and at the Axminster Inn (in Axminster!) on Saturday, both from 9:30pm. And on Monday 20th I’ll be playing solo at Kingskerswell Church nr Newton Abbot supporting Winter Mountain – doors 7pm, tickets at http://www.wegottickets.com/event/415628 

Hope to see you out there somewhere soon. 

Thanks, 

Adam 

P.S. thanks for all the kind words about the new live video - the next one will be on the way soon! 

New Video - Live at Momentum Studios – ‘New Friend’ 

Hi folks, 

On Monday of this week I had the pleasure of spending the day in the company of Josiah Manning at his awesome studio in Plymouth. The aim of the day was to capture some live acoustic performances on film, and I’m pleased to report it was a successful session…and a lot of fun too! 

So what I’ve got for you is a series of live studio videos recorded, filmed and produced by Josiah at Momentum Studios. The first video is ‘New Friend’, and it’s ready and waiting for you to watch here:

I hope you enjoy it, and if so please feel free to share it. I’ll be in touch with the next instalment soon. 

Thanks! 

Adam 

The set-up at Momentum Studios, Plymouth 6/11/17

November gig news 

Hi folks, 

I hope this reaches you well. Somehow November is almost upon us and there are a few gigs in particular I should let you know about… 

First up on Friday 3rd November I’ll be playing a concert at Chettle Village Hall near Blandford Forum in Dorset (DT11 8DB). This is a gorgeous venue I’ve had the pleasure of playing a couple times alongside Alan West & Steve Black (I’ll be joining them here again on December 1st too!) but this will be my first solo show here…really looking forward to it. Tickets are £10 and can be booked in advance by contacting Jan on 07776 323198…plenty of wine, local beer and food available on the night too! 

On November 11th I’m really excited to be heading to Tenby Blues Festival for the first time. I’ll be playing twice - first up as part of the evening show at Church House on the bill with Bella Collins and Max & Veronica, and then I’m playing again for the late night session back at the Fourcroft Hotel. Head to www.tenbyblues.co.uk for tickets and to find out more about the festival…it looks fab! 

Another highlight for November will be a full-band show on Sunday 19th at the Cellars Bar in Teignmouth as part of the Teignmouth Jazz & Blues Fringe Festival. Joining me for this one will be my good friends Simon Garrett on bass and Chris Page (ex Andy Fraser, Chris Spedding) on drums. We’ll be playing from 4-6pm so be sure to come and check it out if you’re heading to the festival that weekend. 

The full list of everything I’m up to over the next couple of months can be found at www.adamsweetmusic.com/shows. The twice-monthly Thursday night residency at The Bellows at The Wheelwright Inn in Colyford with Alan West & Steve Black takes a night off for the first week in November whilst the pub is closed for a change in management. We wish Kirstin & Mark well for the future and thank them wholeheartedly for all they have done in building this venue over the last 3 years…we’ve had some really special nights here. The 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month shows will resume from the 16th November.  

In the meantime the bookings for 2018 are rolling in and I’ll start posting these on the website soon…if there’s anywhere you’d like to see me play next year then let me know!  

All the best and hope to catch up soon, 

Adam