Adam Sweet’s transition from respected Devon based guitar-slinger to fully-fledged independent blues/rock artist has really gathered pace since the release of his second studio album 'Sink or Swim', and in January 2023 Adam and his band were voted Introducing Stage Winners at The Great British Rock & Blues Festival.
Adam Sweet delivers brooding blues and rootsy rock, balancing richly detailed song writing with soulful vocals and expertly piercing guitar work.
Taking his cue from the British blues boom sounds and rock riffs of the 60s and 70s, the independent blues-rock guitarist and singer-songwriter has carved out his own territory between classic rock, blues and Americana. Since first taking to the live scene in the South West of England at the age of 15 he has worked in various guises: solo acoustic, session player and with his own bands. The result is a consummate ability to switch from sensitive singer-songwriter to full-on blues rocker with ease, as demonstrated in his countless live performances and his output as a recording artist.
Sonically, Adam is a guitar-slidin' force of nature whose songs can fill a hall with their effortless verve. Ranging from quietly desperate blues tunes to careening full-tilt rock, his approach is a testament to the idea that less can, in fact, be considerably more. A young bluesman with an ancient soul and a large presence in the here-and-now.
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Notes to Bookers, Promoters and Venues
Adam is nothing if not versatile. He performs with his full-band as a 4-piece with keys or in power trio format, and can also strip things back to play acoustic solo shows or as a duo with double bass. Please get in touch to discuss.
Adam's band features Garry Kroll on drums (whose touring and recording credits include Mark Ronson, Joss Stone, Sandi Thom, Elles Bailey and Andrea Bocelli), Paddy Blight on bass (The Hoosiers, Andy Timmons, Wildwood Kin) and Thomas Hughes (Nektar, Eddie Floyd, Geno Washington, Danny Bryant, The Selecter) on hammond organ. In January 2023 they were voted Introducing Stage Winners at The Great British Rock & Blues Festival and have continued to build on this momentum with triumphant performances at Exeter Phoenix and Sidmouth & Rye International Jazz & Blues Festivals to name a few. Other club and festival appearances with his band include the main stage at Upton Blues Festival, Jazz Jurassica Festival, Ocean City Blues n Jazz Festival, Beer Blues Festival, Broadstairs Blues Bash, Saltburn Blues Club and many more. They have supported the likes of Wishbone Ash, Laurence Jones, Kris Barras Band, and Elles Bailey.
Adam’s acclaimed solo performances with just his acoustic 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 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. Solo festival appearances have included Tenby Blues, Gloucester Blues, Trowbridge Folk, Sidmouth Folk and five times on the Acoustic Stage at Upton Blues Festival.