Update - March 2020 

Hi folks, 

It’ll come as no surprise that all upcoming gigs are off until the current advice changes. This includes the full-band show at the Bronx in Teignmouth on 29th April, which we will be rescheduling for later in the year.  

As for May and June we will just have to wait and see. Obviously there is a big question mark over the album launch show on 12th June too…we may have to push it back but I’ll keep you all updated.  

Whatever happens I’ll still be bringing you some new music soon…keep an eye out for news on the first single coming next month. In the meantime take care of yourselves and do what you can to support each other.  

Keep in touch. 

Adam x

Save the date! 12th June – ALBUM LAUNCH SHOW!! 

Hi folks, 

Hope you’re all well. Apologies for being a bit quiet recently, but as many of you know I finished recording my new album last year and since then I’ve been busy behind the scenes getting everything in place for the album release… 

So I’m delighted to be able to announce that the release date for my new album will be Friday 12th June and we’ll be marking the occasion with a launch show at the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis that night! 

The Marine Theatre is a beautiful venue where I’ve had the pleasure of performing many times over the years, and as my hometown theatre where I witnessed my first proper gig almost 20 years ago (remember The Hamsters anyone?) it feels fitting to be returning here to launch my new album. 

The launch show will see the new album ‘Sink or Swim’ performed in its entirety with my full band featuring some special guests, and we’ll be playing plenty of old favourites for you too. 

For more info on the album launch show check out the Marine Theatre website here

You can book your tickets here

I really hope you’ll be able to join us for what should be a very special night. Put the date in your diary and I’ll be in touch with more details about the album and the launch show very soon… 

Best wishes, 


Netherlands Tour this October 

Hi folks, 

Hope you’re well. Just a quick note for all my Dutch friends out there to let you know about my upcoming trip to the Netherlands next month.  

I’ll be doing a 5 date tour around the North of the country, starting with a return visit to Peter en Leni’s in Steendam on Friday 11thOctober for a solo acoustic show at this lovely venue. On the Saturday I’ll be returning to another favourite of mine, Rue de la Gare in Emmen, for a late night full-band show where I’ll be joined by Dutch session collective ‘The Pact’ featuring Sietse Huisman on drums and Ronald Jonker on bass. I’ll then be heading to the far North for some more solo shows…Leeuwarden on the Sunday and finishing the trip on the island of Vlieland.  

Friday 11th October – Podium Café Peter en Leni, Steendam, 20:30 

Saturday 12th October – Rue de la Gare, Emmen (feat. The Pact), 23:00 

Sunday 13th October – Paddy O'Ryan, Leeuwarden, 17:00 

Monday 14th October – Loodscafé, Vlieland, 21:00 

Tuesday 15th October – Loodscafé, Vlieland, 21:00 

Full details on the website at www.adamsweetmusic.com/shows 

Looking forward to catching up with some of you over there!  

Best wishes, 


Friday @ Ocean City Blues N Jazz Fest - Cancelled 

Hi folks, 

Following on from my last mail-out I’m sorry to say that the organisers of the Ocean City Blues N Jazz Festival in Plymouth have had to cancel the first day of the festival due to the severe weather forecast. It’s completely understandable but we’re gutted we won’t get to play there this year…apologies to any of you who were planning on coming. I believe they’re still going ahead with the Saturday and Sunday of the festival but we’ll have to wait till next year now! 

Don’t forget there are still a couple more opportunities to catch me with the band this month… 

Thursday 22nd  –  The Brit Bar, Weston-super-Mare, 8pm. 

Friday 30th  –  Mariners’ Hall, Beer (plus special guest Julian Piper), doors 7:30pm, tickets £8 in advance available here

Thanks to all of you who came along to the gigs in Sidmouth this week by the way! The weather nearly got the better of us on Tuesday too…but thanks for sticking it out! 

See you soon… 


Gig News for August 

Hi folks, 

Hope you’re well. Plenty going on this month gig-wise, so thought I’d better let you know… 

Firstly I’m really looking forward to getting back out there with the band this month and we’ve got a few shows coming up, starting at the Sidmouth Folk Festival on the Anchor Stage this Sunday (3rd). The following Friday (9th) we’ll be in Plymouth for the Ocean City Blues N Jazz Festival on the Barbican, and we’ll be in Weston-super-Mare for a Thursday night gig at the Brit Bar on the 22nd. Finally we’ve just confirmed a special show at the Mariners’ Hall in Beer for Friday 30thAugust, which will also feature our good friend and renowned Blues slide guitar player Julian Piper. You can get tickets in advance for this one via my website here

As usual there are also plenty of solo gigs including the Volunteer in Sidmouth for the Folk Festival on Tuesday afternoon (6th) and a return to the Great Dorset Steam Fair at the end of the month. The residencies keep rolling on too! Here’s the full list for the month… 

04/08 – Sidmouth Folk Festival, Anchor Stage, 9:45pm (Band) 

06/08 – Sidmouth Folk Festival, The Volunteer Inn, 3pm (Solo) 

09/08 – Ocean City Blues N Jazz Festival, The Barbican, Plymouth, 6:30pm (Band) 

13/08 – Ebdons, Exeter, 8pm (Solo) 

14/08 – Pilot Boat, Lyme Regis, 8:30pm (Solo) 

15/08 – White Hart, Colyford, 8:30pm (with Alan West & Steve Black) 

16/08 – Wilderness Gathering, Wiltshire, 9pm (Duo with Ian Jennings) 

22/08 – Brit Bar, Weston-super-Mare, 8pm (Band) 

23/08 – Venezia, Exeter, 7pm (Solo) 

24/08 – Axminster Arts Café, Axminster (lunchtime concert with Alan West & Steve Black) 

25/08 – Great Dorset Steam Fair, Michael Oliver Stage, 12:15pm & 1:45pm (Solo) 

26/08 – Great Dorset Steam Fair, Michael Oliver Stage 1pm, Old Rosie Stage 4pm (Solo) 

28/08 – Pilot Boat, Lyme Regis, 8:30pm (Solo) 

30/08 – Mariners’ Hall, Beer with special guest Julian Piper, doors 7:30pm (Band) 

In other news, I’m pleased to say the new album is coming along very nicely! We had an awesome week down in Plymouth at Momentum Studios with producer Josiah Manning, and after a couple of extra vocal sessions we’re ready to start mixing. I can’t wait for you to hear it…more news on that soon! 

Take care and hopefully see you out there somewhere this month. 




Momentum Studios, Plymouth with Garry Kroll & Ian Jennings, 10th June 2019

News update: Bank Holiday festivals and more... 

Hi folks, 

Hope you are all well. It’s been a while since I’ve checked in with you, so time for a quick news update… 

In just under two weeks it’s the annual festival of Jazz & Blues in Lyme Regis – ‘Jazz Jurassica’. I’m delighted to be back at the festival this year and this time I’ll be bringing my band to the Marine Theatre on Saturday 25th May to open the show for blues headliner Laurence Jones. There are still a few tickets left for this one (standing room only I believe) – you’ll find full details and tickets at https://www.jazzjurassica.co.uk/performer/laurence-jones-band/ 

On the final day of the festival (Monday 27th) I also have the honour of hosting an afternoon of blues at the Marine Shelters on Lyme’s stunning seafront. For my ‘Monday Blues’ session I’ve gathered together a roster of some of the finest blues players in the South West, who happen to be some very good friends of mine too! I’ll be kicking off proceedings at midday with my band (Ian Jennings on bass and Garry Kroll on drums), then with the help of my buddies Paddy Blight (bass) and Sebastian Boleslawski (drums) the rolling house band will be backing our special guests throughout the afternoon…Vince Lee, Joanna Cooke, Ian Briggs and Grace Gillan & Jake Miller. It’s gonna be a lot of fun! Full details at https://www.jazzjurassica.co.uk/event/adam-sweets-monday-blues/ 

The Bank Holiday weekend also sees me bringing the band to the Exmouth Festival on Sunday 26th. We’ll be on stage at 3:15pm…if you’re in Exmouth that weekend we’d love to see you there! 

There are plenty more gigs coming up, both solo and with the band…check the website for the full list. The residencies are still going strong too – every other Wednesday solo in Lyme Regis; 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month with Alan West & Steve Black in Colyford; and my new slot on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at Ebdons in Exeter. 

Finally, I’m very excited to report that I’ll be heading into the studio with the band next month to start recording my new album! More news on that soon!! 

Till next time… 


New video – ‘You or Me’ live in the Round Room 

Hi folks!

I’m pleased to say the third and final video from our live session in the Round Room is now available! This time it’s ‘You or Me’, another song from the new batch, being given the full-band treatment…

We had a lot of fun making these videos…a special thanks goes out to Elliot Millson for taking care of the filming, and of course to my buddies Ian Jennings (bass) and Garry Kroll (drums). All of the videos from the session are available on my YouTube channel, and you can subscribe to the channel here.

Hope you enjoy and hopefully see you at a gig near you soon!

All the best,

Adam x

Happy New Year and another new video!  

Happy New Year folks! I hope you all had a good break over the festive period. I certainly enjoyed a bit of downtime after a great run of gigs in the lead up to Christmas, but I’m gradually getting back into the swing of things now… 

So it’s about time I shared another new video with you from the recent live session with the band. In this installment we’re having a bash at another new track ‘Trouble’. Recorded completely live, no overdubs, warts ‘n’ all…great fun! Hope you enjoy it!  

January is traditionally a fairly quiet month on the gig front, but a January tradition that is still going strong is the annual Midwinterfest in Torquay. We’ll be down there next weekend (11th– 13th Jan) for the 5th year running, where as usual I’ll be resident for the weekend playing alongside hosts Alan West & Steve Black, but this year I’ll also be bringing my band for a full set on the Friday night too! The festival is always a great way to kick off the New Year, and there are still a couple of spaces left I believe, so if you fancy joining us for the weekend email info@neo-music.net for more info… 

That’s all for now but there’ll be another new video along soon…you can also subscribe to my YouTube channel here if you don’t want to miss it. If I don’t see you in Torquay next weekend I’ll see you somewhere else soon! 


Adam x 

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,