Adam, Hear the Sea Interview


1 – When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you?

My house always had a strange mix of music. My older brother was in a traditional Greek band and they used to rehearse in our living room and much to their annoyance I used to be fascinated by it all. My mum worked from home as a seamstress so was always on this really loud, monstrous industrial sewing machine and had London Greek radio playing to drown out the rattle and hum and i had to find ways of amusing myself. We had an ancient record deck, one of those hideous 70’s things that was built into a table and had speakers built in…and at some pointI figured out how to wire a mic into it so I could sing over my favourite records.


2 – Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?

I think the dramatic greek music I grew up on and the Cat Stevens vinyls definitely helped mould my music. But it’s the music I discovered in my late teens which really influenced me, like The Smiths and Kate Bush.
3 – How long have you been playing/writing? 

In this lifetime? I just had a karmic astrology reading! Since around 14. I was always creative in other ways before that. I used to play dead a lot like Harold in Harold and Maude.
4 – How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)?

I haven’t played live before in this musical incarnation and am really looking forward to getting my band together. (code for I’m shitting a brick) Found a great drummer and now looking for a keys player..know anyone?
5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?

Playing a packed house at SXSW festival in my last project ‘The Adamski Kid’ and being interviewed live off stage by BBC Radio 1. I was high on adrennaline and was woo-holing a lot!
6 – Where is the best place to find you online?

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