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 - whether out front driving his 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.
Adam’s new album ‘Sink or Swim’ will be released in the summer of 2020. This, his second studio album, showcases a big step forward in his career with a sound that has developed from working closely with new band members Ian Jennings on bass (Jeff Beck, Robert Plant, Ronnie Wood, Mick Fleetwood) and Garry Kroll on drums (Mark Ronson, Joss Stone, Sandi Thom, Andrea Bocelli). With producer Josiah J Manning at the helm at Momentum Studios, Plymouth, the raw energy and excitement of the band has been captured whilst always serving the richly detailed songwriting at the album’s core. With brooding ballads and rollicking rootsy rock, ‘Sink or Swim’ will see Adam continue to carve out his own territory between classic rock, blues and Americana.
Adam’s acclaimed debut album ‘Small Town Thinking’, recorded both in Devon and Nashville, saw the start of his long-standing co-writing partnership with award winning songwriter Steve Black. The album steadily gathered critical acclaim throughout 2014 with Adam’s “timeless” gift earning him a feature in The Blues Magazine as ‘One to Watch’. The rave reviews of the album included a full 5 star rating and ‘Album of the Month’ award in Guitar Techniques Magazine, praising the album for offering a “whole new perspective on the (blues) genre”.
Adam’s follow-up was the ‘Take Your Time’ EP - a stripped back acoustic offering that perfectly captures the essence of his acclaimed one-man shows. The EP was produced and performed solely by Adam and featured a track written with founder member of Level 42 Boon Gould. Tracks from this release have featured heavily on BBC Introducing and received numerous accolades - “Wonderful rock, blues and roots guitar and very classy arrangements” (Album of the week 26/01/17, Laurel Canyon Music).
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 five times on the Acoustic Stage at Upton Blues Festival.
Adam’s band 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.