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Adam Power

Adam Power

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Born and bred in Brisbane, Adam started his music career through a love of the Beatles which began at the time of John Lennon’s murder on December 8 1980. Shortly after this pivotal moment, Adam asked his father to teach him to play guitar, and frustrated at his attempts to handle his father’s adult size guitar at age 8, didn’t really pick it up and play seriously until age 15.

In November 1989 Adam was taken along to a Bee Gees concert by his father which was the catalyst to his decision to follow a musical path. Making his way down to the front of the stage, standing directly in front of Barry Gibb, Adam credits the moment Barry looked down at him while smiling and singing You Win Again as the turning point for deciding what his future path was to be. The next day, Adam wagged school, got out his father’s guitar, and started singing, practicing, and writing songs!

Through a workmate at the fruit shop where Adam worked, he was introduced to some musicians looking for a singer, and a covers band called The Chase was formed in 1990. Adam was thrown into the deep end instrumentally, moving to lead guitar from rhythm guitar, and learned this craft fronting the band as singer and lead guitarist until it broke up at Christmas time in 1992. The Theory started up almost immediately after this, firstly as a trio and then as a duo. After being encouraged to go along to a solo acoustic act at Her Majesty’s Bar in 1990, Adam was inspired by Niki Phillips’ independent performance singing acoustic classics, and he then worked hard to design and devise his own solo sets.

In June 1994 Adam performed his first solo gig at The Stafford Tavern, and began his full time music career in solo, duo and trio acts.

After a solo gig at Dicey Reilly’s in January 2005, Adam received a request to perform with the Abba Tribute Show Dancing Queen. After learning the songs and rehearsed dialogue within 6 weeks, even dreaming Abba chords and lyrics, Adam went on to perform in the show for 7 to 8 months. Adam then went on to perform in several different Beatles tribute bands on cruise liners and overseas, including The Beatnix, and has followed on from this experience to create his own tribute show Imagine, The John Lennon Experience, giving him the opportunity to sing the songs of one of his music idols.

In recent years Adam has also had the opportunity to perform in a Bee Gees Tribute Show (although not as Barry!), which rounds off his greatest musical influences.

Adam is available in solo, duo and trio formats, and as part of his John Lennon Tribute Show creation.

An accomplished performer at international festivals, stage performances, and long term local pub and club scene experience, Adam is a professional with a solid set choice designed for an enjoyable function, event, party or wedding.
 
Sample Repertoire:
3am – Matchbox 20
About A Girl – Nirvana
Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet – Bachman Turner Overdrive
Alive – Pearl Jam
All Apologies – Nirvana
All For You – Sister Hazel
All my Lovin’ – Beatles
All Shook Up – Elvis
All Torn Down – Living End
Alone With You Tonight – Sunnyboys
Already Gone – Powderfinger
American Pie – Don McClean
Ana’s Song – Silverchair
Bad Moon Rising – CCR
Better Man – Pearl Jam
Black – Pearl Jam
Breakfast At Tiffany’s – Deep Blue Something
Breaking The Girl – Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Bullet With Butterfly Wings – Smashing Pumpkins
Cailin – Unwritten law
Can’t Buy Me Love – Beatles
Cathy’s Clown – You am I
Cecilia – Simon and Garfunkel
Cherry Cherry (Medley) – Neil Diamond
Closing Time – Semisonic
Come As You Are – Nirvana
Copperhead Road – Steve Earle
Counting The Beat – The Swingers
Cracklin’ Rosie – Neil Diamond
Crazy little thing called love – Queen
DAF – Powderfinger
Dammit – Blink 182
Dancing In The Moonlight – Toploader
Dani California – Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Daughter – Pearl Jam
Disarm – Smashing Pumpkins
Dolphins Cry – Live
Don’t be cruel – Elvis
Don’t Change – INXS
Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis
Dream Catch Me – Newton Faulkner
 

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Across The Universe – Beatles
All I Want Is You – U2
Allentown – Billy Joel
Always On My Mind – Willie Nelson
Amazing – Alex Lloyd
America – Simon Garfunkel
And I Love Her – Beatles
Angie – Rolling Stones
Annie’s Song – John Denver
Apple Blossom – White Stripes
April Come She Will – Simon and Garfunkel
Ballad of John and Yoko – Beatles
Banana Pancakes – Jack Johnson
Bee Gees Medley – Bee Gees
Better Be Home Soon – Crowded House
Better Man – Robbie Williams
Bizarre Love Triangle – Frente
Blackbird – Beatles
Blowin’ In The Wind – Bob Dylan
Boys Don’t Cry – Cure
Brick – Ben Folds Five
Bus Stop – The Hollies
California Dreamin’ – Mamas and Papas
Can’t Always Get What You Want – Rolling Stones
Cast No Shadow – Oasis
Catch The Wind – Donovan
Cats In The Cradle – Harry Chapin
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Comes A Time – Neil Young
Crazy – Seal
Daisy Jane – America
Day After Day – Badfinger
Distant Sun – Crowded House
Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
Don’t Ask Me Why – Billy Joel
Driftwood – Travis
Drive – The Cars
Dust In The Wind – Kansas
El Conda Pasa – Simon and Garfunkel
Every Night – Paul McCartney
Everybody’s Talkin’ – Nilsson
Everything I Own – Bread
Fall At Your Feet – Crowded House
Father And Son – Cat Stevens
Flake – Jack Johnson
Follow Me – Unkle Cracker

And Hundreds More!
 
 

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