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.


Singles: Fuse (2009)

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

Apps/Download play alongs:

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

Seven Days - Sting

Pressure and Time - Rival Sons

Heartbreaker - Led Zeppelin

Carry On My Wayward Son - Kansas

Syncchronicity II - The Police

Phantom of the Opera - Iron Maiden

The Spirit of the Radio - Rush

Riff Raff - AC/DC

Drown - Bring Me the Horizon

The Trooper - Iron Maiden

Toxicity - System of a Down

Schism - Tool

War Pigs - Black Sabbath

Since You've Been Gone - Rainbow

Woman - Wolfmother

Black Dog - Led Zeppelin

Crazy Train - Black Sabbath

New Born - Muse

Oh You Pretty Things - David Bowie

Golden Brown - The Stranglers

Trampled Underfoot - Led Zeppelin

Bennie and the Jets - Elton John

Aladin Sane - David Bowie


Award winning performances:

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

- 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, Neo Joshua (aka NAO), Abandoman, Gary Lineker, Harry Hill, Valerie Broussard, Jack Tyson Charles, Karen Street, Arthur Lipner, The Andy Kaufman Orchestra, Greg Sutton (Bob Dylan), Paolo Cimmino, Joe Temperley (Lincoln Center/Duke Ellington), Jacqui Dankworth, Emily Dankworth, Chantelle Nandi (aka NANDI), Denmark Street Big Band, Matt Monro Jnr, Richard Michael, New Focus, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Brian Irvine, The Bavarian Strollers, Ronak Mela Baja, The Stamp Collective, The Tolbooth Sound Orchestra, Die Dorf Fest Kapelle, The Adoramus Choir & Orchestra, The Amadeus Orchestra, The British Imperial Orchestra, The MGM Big Band, The London Function Band and The London Vegetable Orchestra.

Ceilidh Band's performed & Called with:

The Baltik Ceilidh Band, Ceilidh Tree, Bass Drop Ceilidh, Ceilidh Factor, Hogs Back Band, Threepenny Bit, The Monster Ceilidh Band, The Ship Band, Lochnagar Ceilidh Band, The Long Notes, The Mad Parrots Ceilidh Band.


Abbey Road, E4's Made in Chelsea, BBC Television Centre, 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, Cecil Sharp House, The Caledonian Club, The Athenaeum Club, Grace Belgravia, Kensington Palace,  Country Life Fair, Old Billingsgate Market, The National Galleries, The National History Museum, Edinburgh Corn Exchange, Adoramus Orchestra Tour of Italy, The Body Shop Awards ’13, Queens Hall Edinburgh, and London, Glasgow, Edinburgh & Dundee international Jazz Festivals.


Sister Sledge, Toploader, T'Pau, The Whip, British Sea Power and Supergrass.

Performances for:

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