'Take Your Time' EP Sampler
“Adam Sweet’s one of those undiscovered talents that, if there were any justice, would have been swept up by Jools Holland’s researchers long ago.”
— Acoustic Magazine
“Adam's gift is timeless, and his is the sort of voice you'll want to live with, the sort that'll only get deeper and stronger as the years wear on.”
— The Blues Magazine
“He is simply among the most original and visionary young musicians currently on the cusp of widespread discovery ”
— Alan Cackett
'Small Town Thinking' album sampler
Adam Sweet plays a unique blend of blue-eyed blues and soulful southern rock. Taking his cue from the sweet sounds of Little Feat and the Allman Brothers, married to the driving guitar style of Rory Gallagher and the British blues boom sounds of Free and early Fleetwood Mac, 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.
Whether out front driving his new power trio, the Adam Sweet Band, or through his acclaimed one-man acoustic shows, he belongs to a new generation of young British blues players who are bringing energy and excitement to an established genre.
With countless gigs under his belt, he’s one of the most in demand musicians in the country, with a growing reputation to match. Whether playing in support (Dr Feelgood, Sari Schorr, Chantel McGregor, Martin Taylor, Cara Dillon, Wille & the Bandits) or owning the stage at festivals (Upton, Tenby and Gloucester Blues), Adam’s live shows are not to be missed. [Don’t let his laid-back persona fool you – that fire within ignites when he starts to play.]
Adam Sweet effortlessly blends musical genres and talents – a bluesman equally at home singing brooding bluesy ballads or rollicking rootsy rock…
Adam Sweet – solo artist
Whilst best appreciated through his arresting live shows, Adam also cuts the mustard as a recording artist. His debut album "Small Town Thinking” garnered 5 star reviews and was praised for offering a “whole new perspective on the blues genre”. His latest release, "Take Your Time”, is a stripped back acoustic affair that perfectly captures the essence of his solo shows and displays his increasing skill and confidence as a song-writer. He’s currently working towards his next album which will be recorded with the help of his new band line-up…
Adam Sweet Band
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 and Sandi Thom.
The band has already played a handful of high profile gigs in 2018 including the main stage at Upton Blues Festival and will be touring throughout 2019.
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'Take Your Time' EP reviews:
“Wonderful rock, blues and roots guitar and very classy arrangements.” (Album of the week 26/01/17)
Laurel Canyon Music
“The combination of Sweet’s sparkling songs and the economy of his playing cannot fail to impress.”
"Adam Sweet is a master at deftly balancing richly detailed songwriting with intensely emotional, soulful vocals and expertly piercing guitar work."
“With Adam Sweet’s expressive voice, artful guitar playing and his own simple production, Take Your Time fits in perfectly alongside the ever burgeoning British Blues scene and the singer-songwriter market.”
"The vocals are just beautiful. If you haven't heard 'Take Your Time' then we invite you to take your time & listen again!"
BBC Introducing in Devon
'Small Town Thinking' album reviews:
"It may be a blues album but there is so much originality in the feel of the songs and playing that it offers a whole new perspective on the genre. We urge you to check this out!" ***** Album of the Month (July 2014)
Guitar Techniques Magazine
"Whether it's brooding electric tones or sparser, rootsy instruments that are used, the quality of the songs shines through. Small town thinking? Big city delivery!" ****
"This is a sublime, often laid back album of confidence, competence and genuine talent. This is a great debut. A grower and a mouthwatering prospect of riches to come." ****
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Live Video - Solo Acoustic
Live Video - Full Band
Notes to bookers, promoters, venues
Adam is nothing if not versatile. He performs acoustically as a solo artist in his own right and as a support act, as a duo with double bass, or with his full power trio, Adam Sweet Band. Please get in touch to discuss.
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