About

About

 

Tom Adamson - Producer - Musician - Ceilidh Caller

Adamson's second album 'Medium Eyes, Blue Build' is out now, recorded on his own London based label. It features Emily Dankworth (Grandaughter of Sir Johnny Dankworth & Dame Cleo Laine), Konrad Wiszniewski (Scottish Jazz Award for Best Instrumentalist 2017) and Chantelle Nandi (ITV's The Voice, NAO, Maverick Sabre, Jack Bruce).

Tom Adamson proudly plays:

Vic Firth sticks & Remo skins.

Drums: Pearl Masters, Gretsch & Sonar. Cymbals: Sabian, Murat Diril, Bosphorus and Hammerax.
Guitars: Schecter, Fender, Danelectro & Ibanez. Piano: Roland stage piano RD-150, Yamaha C3 baby grand.

Edinburgh born musician Tom Adamson moved from Clackmannanshire to London in 2007 going on to become an honours graduate of Jazz Percussion from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Adamson started learning percussion in the Kinross Pipe Band at the age of 3 while also attending Edinburgh Young Musicians. At Dollar Academy he progressed onto Drum-kit and Piano tuition while attending Fife Youth Jazz Orchestra. After leaving School Adamson simultaneously gained a HND in Music Technology at Forth Valley College and a Jazz Diploma in Piano from St. Andrews University under Richard Michael and Richard Ingham. During this time he also attended Junior Guildhall School of Music & Drama (GSMD) in London studying with Rob Farer (Divine Comedy), Malcolm Miles, Gareth Lockrane, Barry Green and Jonathan Taylor (Tango Siempre). At Senior GSMD he would go on to study with Richard Benjafield, Mike Skinner, David Corkhill, Andrew Bain, Trevor Tompkins, Victor Lewis, Ralph Salmins and Paolo Cimmino. With visiting materclasses and lectures from Christian McBride, Peter Erskine, Phil Markowitz and Joshua Redman.

 

Discography:

Singles: Fuse (2009)

Albums: Acceptable Taboo (2014); Medium Eyes Blue Build (2017)

Apps/Download play alongs:

Trinity Rock & Pop Syllabus (2018), Vocal Tracks (Click the links to watch):

Seven Days - Sting
Pressure and Time - Rival Sons
Heartbreaker - Led Zeppelin
The Logical Song - Supertramp [Part 1]
The Logical Song - Supertramp [Part 2]
The Spirit of the Radio - Rush [Part 1]
The Spirit of the Radio - Rush [Part 2]
Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
Schism - Tool [Part1]
Schism - Tool [Part 2]
Drown - Bring Me The Horizon [Part1]
Drown - Bring Me the Horizon [Part2]
Carry On My Wayward Son - Kansas
Bennie and the Jets - Elton John
Syncchronicity II - The Police
War Pigs - Black Sabbath
Woman - Wolfmother
Crazy Train - Black Sabbath
New Born - Muse
Phantom of the Opera - Iron Maiden
Trampled Underfoot - Led Zeppelin
Riff Raff - AC/DC
The Trooper - Iron Maiden
Toxicity - System of a Down
Since You've Been Gone - Rainbow
Oh You Pretty Things - David Bowie
Golden Brown - The Stranglers
Aladin Sane - David Bowie
You Get What You Give - New Radicals

Filmography:

Harry Hill's TV Burps (Dec 2011)
Made In Chelsea (S5, Ep7)
The Crown (S1, Ep 10, Netflix)
Walkers Advert feat. Gary Lineker: Queens 90th Birthday
The Londoner Macao Advert, feat. David Beckham & Angelababy. (Sept 2019)
Thupparivaalan 2 (2020), Director: Mysskin

Award winning performances:

As a recording session musician Tom Adamson has had the pleasure to work on 2 award-winning dramas and record for 1 award-winning App:

- The 'Play Trinity Rock & Pop App' won the BETT award in 2019 which features Adamson's Vocals on 28 of it's play along tracks.

- Drumkit for 'The Crown' (S1, Netflix), which was nominated for 3 Golden Globes in 2017, and went on to win 2 (Best Drama TV Searies & Best Actress in a Drama TV Series) and John Lithgow won an Emmy for supporting actor.

- On E4's Made in Chelsea series 5, Adamson was filmed and recorded Calling the Ceilidh dancing and performing Drumkit with the Baltik Ceilidh Band, series 5 went on to win a BAFTA in 2013.

Adamson has performed with:

John Barrowman, Robert Broderick (aka Abandoman), Valerie Broussard, Jack Tyson Charles, Karen Street, Arthur Lipner, The Andy Kaufman Orchestra, Paolo Cimmino, Joe Temperley (Lincoln Center/Duke Ellington), Jacqui Dankworth, Emily Dankworth, Chantelle Nandi, Denmark Street Big Band, Matt Monro Jnr, Richard Michael, New Focus, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Brian Irvine, The Stamp Collective, The Tolbooth Sound Orchestra, The Adoramus Choir & Orchestra, The Amadeus Orchestra, The British Imperial Orchestra, The MGM Big Band, and The London Vegetable Orchestra.

Ceilidh & Pop Function Band's associated with:

The Baltik Ceilidh Band, The Dun Reels, Prostbusters, Lochnagar Ceilidh Band, The Ramnee Reels, The Big Yins Ceilidh Band, Ceilidh Tree, Bass Drop Ceilidh, Ceilidh Factor (aka Ceilidh Factory), Hogs Back Band, Threepenny Bit, The Monster Ceilidh Band, The Shipsters, Ceilidh Generation, Hilltop Ceilidh Band, Och Aye Ceilidh Band, The Long Notes, The Sassenachs, The Mad Parrots Ceilidh Band, The London Function Band, Cumberland Ceilidh Band, and Cut a Shine.

Highlights:

Abbey Road, BBC, ITV, E4, Bass Drop Ceilidh headlining Edinburgh's Hogmanay '15, The Crown on Netflix, Barbican Centre, Gleneagles, Vortex Jazz Club, Ronnie Scots, The 100 Club, Royal Opera House, London Scottish, London Ceilidh Club residency, Kensington Palace,  Country Life Fair, The National Galleries, The National History Museum, Queens Hall Edinburgh, and London, Glasgow, Edinburgh & Dundee international Jazz Festivals.

Supported:

Sister Sledge, Toploader, Mark Morriss (the Bluetones), T'Pau, The Whip, British Sea Power and Supergrass.

Performances for:

HRH Prince Michael of Kent, Sir Jonny Dankworth, Dame Cleo Laine, Sir George Martin, Ant & Dec, Eddie Izzard, Chris Addison, Vernon Kay, Angellica Bell, Michael Underwood, Jonathan Willkes, Alex kingston, Jonathan Stamp, James Corden, Edith Bowman, Tom Smith (The Editors), Colin Murray, British Heart Foundation, Jaeger-Le Coultre, The UAE Ambassador, Clare Balding, Rt Hon. Lord Peter Fowler (Baron Fowler) PC, Sir James Bottomley MP, and Virginia Bottomley (Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone) PC DL.