ADAM JO is a Singer, Songwriter and Musician. Recently in Hometown UK but has returned to Australia. He writes and produces Contemporary, R&B, Pop, Soul,Neo Soul, Blues, Jazz and Funk music with a modern approach, along with music for film and television.His father was a blues guitarist and vocalist in the London based band Mr Charlie during the mid 60's and his mother ran the fan club for the Mod band the Action that were produced by George Martin around the same time. Great melodies and lyrics were a part of Adam Jo's upbringing. ADAM JO has collaborated with various industry professionals including musicians, producers and songwriters. He has performed as a vocalist and guitarist with American Soul and Blues artist Wiley Reed along with other Jazz, Funk, Soul and Contemporary bands, across the UK and Australia. Adam Jo is currently focusing on writing and arranging new material. ADAM JO'S musical influences are artists from record labels producing classic soul and blues. Musicians and writers such as Marvin Gaye, Earth Wind and Fire, Pharrell Williams, Bruno Mars, The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Brian Mcknight, BB King, Rod Temperton, Harry Connick Jr and Robin Thicke ADAM JO'S unique style and sound brings you heart, soul and substance. Hope you Dig It ?
Emotional response & Feel good Factor. It is the unspoken language that ties us all together..
To be recognised as a Writer/Musician that gave something to the people of the world.
That's almost so hard to narrow down, but i'll say Michael Jacksons Thriller album with Rod Tempertons Writing style making it happen.
Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, Pharrell Williams, BB King, The Beatles, Harry Connick Jr, Nat King Cole, Brian Mcknight, Donny Hathaway, Earth Wind & Fire, Average White Band, Al Jarreau, Robin Thicke, Steely Dan, John Legend
It's just part of who I am. If I try to give up, something won't let me :)
I like it to give people a strong emotional feeling or identification, like "Yeah iv'e felt like that before - I get this song!" or just feel good in the harmony and grooves the song is pushing out !
Probably a bit nervous to start but once i'm rolling it's kind of all ok! Sometimes one just has to get well oiled. Comes with practice and just doing it I guess.
It honestly seems a little all up in the air. There does not seem a clear cut direction and I think this is somewhat reflected in the record label industry. Production levels are of course very high as you'd expect from current technology and technique. Somehow the musical aspect and substance I think lacks a little in comparison to yesteryear and over all feel good factor. Don't worry i'm brining this back! :)
An excellent musical promotional idea, covering just the right points of interest and direction for any up coming musician, songwriter band or artist. Great stuff Drooble!
I'll list these in point form. Getting heard, diminishing venues and clubs, reliance on social media, noise restrictions, Open mic nights everywhere! is affecting paid work as a musician/ performer, as the venue gets this for free - great for the venue not so much the artist! Record labels - Mmmnn - literally want the artist to already have achieved a massive following and high end studio recorded album and video before they'll consider taking an interest, therefore the majority of the hard yard has been achieved by the artist already. This also creates an elitism of individuals that have a large funding to create this opportunity. A rather lazy and risk free approach from the labels perspective, hence the increase in self promotion and release of track sales Spotify etc and smaller independent labels taking up the slack. Last but not least you've heard this one "We accept no unsolicited material" in our A&R department and charging for submissions.
I will always have a look at what's going on out there and throw some coins to those who have made the effort to go out there and busk. I know how it is, you can feel so vulnerable, so to make an artist feel appreciated is a positive act of kindness.
I think he or she as a writer should write from the heart and stay as close to genuine feelings and experiences they can portray in their music. Stay true to your musical style you feel most at ease and comfortable with.
JAMIE LIDELL. I'd never hear of this guy until recently. So here is a link to one of his tracks. A great groove. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T--j0_yxBaY