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Adam Sweet plays a unique blend of blue-eyed blues and soulful southern rock. Taking his cue from the British blues boom sounds of Free and early Fleetwood Mac, married to the driving guitar style of Rory Gallagher and the sweet sounds of Little Feat and the Allman Brothers, he’s carved out a territory between Nashville and the classic rock riffs of the 60s and 70s. With an expressive vocal style, expertly piercing guitar work and growing song-writing credits, Adam plays some of the most compelling blues-rock in the UK.
Adam Sweet effortlessly blends genres and talents – a bluesman equally at home singing brooding bluesy ballads or rollicking rootsy rock. Whether out front driving his new power trio, the Adam Sweet Band, or through his acclaimed one-man acoustic shows, Adam belongs to a new generation of young British blues players who are bringing energy and excitement to an established genre.
His debut album ‘Small Town Thinking’, recorded both in Devon and Nashville, received rave reviews including a full 5 star rating and the “Album of the Month” award in Guitar Techniques Magazine, praising the album for offering a “whole new perspective on the (blues) genre”.
Adam’s latest release, ‘Take Your Time’, is a stripped back acoustic offering that perfectly captures the essence of his acclaimed one-man shows. The 5-track EP, performed and produced solely by Adam, features material co-written with his long-standing writing partner Steve Black, as well as a track written with founder member of Level 42, Boon Gould. Tracks from the EP have received airplay on Blues, Roots and Americana shows in both the UK and Europe, and have been featured heavily on BBC Introducing.
With countless gigs under his belt, he’s one of the most in demand musicians in the country, with a growing reputation to match…
Adam’s acclaimed solo acoustic performances with just his Hummingbird guitar and stomp box for company have seen him play every kind of venue, from the most intimate house concerts and bar rooms to theatres and festivals across the UK and into mainland Europe. In this format he has supported dozens of bands and artists from Blues, Folk and Americana genres including Dr Feelgood, Sari Schorr, Laurence Jones, Beth Rowley, Martin Taylor, Cara Dillon, Chantel McGregor, Elles Bailey and Wille & the Bandits. Festival appearances in this format have included Tenby Blues, Gloucester Blues, Trowbridge Folk, Sidmouth Folk and a record five times on the Acoustic Stage at Upton Blues Festival.
Adam’s new look trio adds a powerful rhythm section featuring two of the best in the business…
Ian Jennings on electric and upright bass is a stalwart of the British Blues scene, whose CV boasts the likes of Jeff Beck, Robert Plant, Carl Perkins, Ronnie Wood, Eric Clapton, Mick Fleetwood and Mark Knopfler, to name just a few.
Alongside Ian is Garry Kroll on drums, who is currently one of the UK’s most in demand session players and his recording credits include Mark Ronson, Joss Stone, Sandi Thom and Andrea Bocelli!
The band have played a number of club and festival shows since 2018 including the main stage at Upton Blues Festival and Jazz Jurassica supporting Laurence Jones. With the band Adam is currently working on his next album…coming soon!