Writing Writing........ whilst Adam has been keeping busy the last few months with lots of local gigs throughout northern Vic and Southern NSW he has also begun writing and demoing for his next studio release.
Still very early into the process Adam feels his next project could well lean into a different direction musically compared to his 'Rich Man' album. 'At this stage I'm not trying to write for any particular style of music, Im just letting the songs go where they go' says Toms. Early indications are leaning towards a 'roarer' sound and a few of the demo's are feeling a bit bluesy and some have a real 'story' attached to them. Stay tuned to find out where it all ends up.
New film clip - I Wouldn't Change A Thing
Adam has released a new film clip for his 4th single from the 'Rich Man' album.
'I Wouldn't Change A Thing' is a song that will hit close to home for anyone with children who knows all about that beautiful age of two! The song was written by Toms about his first born son Mitchel when he was right in the middle of the terrible two's. Mitchel also stars in the film clip with real life footage. It's a must watch for any parent or anyone involved with children.
Rich Man on Beaut Utes 2013
Adams 2nd Single 'Rich Man' had been included on the ABC Music compilation CD 'Beaut Utes 2013'.
This is Adams 4th ABC compilation inclusion and as always is humbled to be included in the mix of some of the
worlds top country music acts.
New Single - Can't Quit You - Duet with Chris E Thomas
What do you get when you mix a 2012 National Male Vocalist and a 2013 CMAA New Artist of the Year nominee on the one single? A superb country/blues power ballad delivered by two of the industry’s biggest voices.
‘Cant Quit You’ is Adam’s 9th single to radio and the 3rd from his second album ‘Rich Man’ released in April this year. Following on from the success of the up tempo singles ‘Rowdy Together’ and ‘Rich Man’ the time is right for Tomsy to release one of the powerful ballads that feature on the album.
Having met around 4 years ago Adam admits he fell in love with Chris E’s voice instantly and they have become mates over the years so when he wrote ‘Can’t Quit You’ and decided it would be a duet he knew that not only would her voice be perfect but Chris E’s passionate delivery would be the icing on the cake.
Be sure to check out the film clip.
A few big weeks ahead for Adam. With a hot new single and film clip and his brand new album released on the 11th March its full steam ahead.
'Rich Man' is the new single which is the second release from the same titled album. Request the clip on www.countrymusicchannel.com.au today. You can also purchase the single for iTunes.
'Shine On Me' – In light of the recent Australian natural disasters Adam has decided to digitally release another song from his new album with all profits from sales going to an Australian charity organisation.
This song written by Toms will hit home for many and send a chill down your spine.
Please follow this link to download or search for it on iTunes and purchase today.
Third compilation CD
The rockin song 'Rowdy Together' written by Adam and Troy Kemp (McAlister Kemp) has been included on a fantastic new double CD compilation from ABC Music. The double CD is titled 'Songs That Make Us Country' and hits shops later in February. This makes 3 inclusions for the same single for Adam. He is very honoured to be included in the mix of amazing worldwide talent.
Adam has been nominated in the CMC New Oz Artist of the Year Awards alongside 14 other great acts. Adam is honoured to be in the mix and would love everyone to pop over to the website following the link below and flick him a vote. You can vote daily up until the end of February and just by voting you go into the draw to win two tickets to CMC Rocks the Hunter in March with travel expenses also paid for.
Remember it's the 'New Oz Artist' section.
The film clip for 'Rowdy Together' has been included on the ABC compilation CD/DVD 'Hit Country 2013' out now in stores. Adam is delighted to be included in the mix of the worlds biggest acts.
Tamworth Shows Announced Adam will be performing on two big multi artist showcase shows at the 2013 Festival in January. See the 'Tours' page for more details.
The new album is in its final stages of completion. A new single will be released in the second week of February with the album a short time later. As a bonus to the album it will be packaged with a DVD of the 'Are We There Yet' documentary. A 'real' reality docco shot by Adam and his family whilst on their 9 month tour of Australia.
Adams hot new single 'Rowdy Together' hits radio this month. Be sure to request it from your local country music playing radio station today!
The up tempo party song written by Adam and Troy Kemp (McAlister Kemp) is all about forgetting the outside word, letting your hair down and just have fun!
The film clip was shot directed by Kieran Murphy (Red Humpy Films) and produced and edited by Rob Goodyear in country Victoria June 2012.
Adam is honoured to be included in the line ups of two more of Australia's big country music festivals. He plays the Gympie Muster on August 25 & 26 and Mud Bulls & Music Nov 1 & 2. Some of the biggest names in country music are also appearing at these festivals so Adam is wrapped to be a part of them.
Work is almost completed on Adams new album (Yet to be titled) The album is produced by Golden Guitar producer of the year winner Matt Fell and includes songs written by Adam along with some great co-writes with some of Australia's top writers/artists. It's pegged for a November release.
Victorian & National Country Music Awards
Adam is delighted to have won two big awards at the 2012 Victorian & National Country Music Awards held on February 11th.
'National Male Vocalist of the Year' and 'Victorian Male Vocalist of the Year'. Adam said he is so pleased with these awards and it cements for him that his musical journey is currently on the right path.
'On The Road Again'. Post the Tamworth Country Music Festival Adam is currently on the road in NSW. Check out the 'TOURS' page for info on gigs.
New Album In 2012
Adam is currently working on new material and co-writing with many of his favourite artists/songwriters for a brand new album to be released in the second half of 2012.
After a very busy Tamworth Country Music Festival Adam is wrapped to have won his first ever award for music.
In a 'vote online by the fans' system run by the Meet 'n' Greet Country www.meetgreetcountry.net Adam had the most votes
In the 'Most Popular Independent Album' Category.
Toyota Star Maker
Adam is thrilled to be one of 20 finalists chosen to compete in Australian Country Music's most prestigious competition, Toyota Star Maker. With a massive prize pool on offer and a title which kick started the careers of Keith Urban, Lee Kernaghan & Beccy Cole up for grabs, Adam will be giving it his all come January 22nd.
After releasing 3 country rock tracks from his debut album 'Holding My Breath', Adam is excited to have released his latest single 'Music Will Never Rest'. This track is a slower pace to what Adam is better known for however it seems fitting that he now releases a song that shows a softer side and highlight his strong song writing talents. Request it today on your favourite country music playing radio station or download it now via iTunes. http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/music-will-never-rest/id419518804?i=419518991
2012 Tamworth Festival
Adam is pleased to announce a bunch of gig dates for the 2012 Tamworth Festival in January. In keeping with his current 'Are We There Yet' tour, all shows will be solo acoustic which gives the audience that up close and personal experience. Please visit the 'Tours' page for more information.
Adam has just released the 3rd single 'Break Another Man' from his album 'Holding My Breath' to radio. The song which also has a fantastic new film clip shot by Ross Wood and edited by Rob Goodyear, is already getting a lot of attention on radio stations all across Australia and CMC. Please remember to request it at your local country music playing radio station and www.countrymusicchannel.com.au today. Every little bit helps.
Adam is a finalist in the prestigious Australian Independent Country Music Awards otherwise known as the Southern Stars in the Male Rising Star category. Adam is honoured to have made the finals of such a respected industry competition.
Gympie Music Muster
Adam is pleased to announced that he will be playing a 75 minute set at the 2011 Optus Gympie Music Muster. See the tour page for details.
Adam will also be interviewing many artists while he is amongst the action at the muster for his upcoming tv program 'Are We There Yet' ©.
Are We There Yet?
Adam and his family have hit the road on their 9 month tour of Australia. Click here to find out more about the journey.
Adams latest single
Adams latest single 'Fighting For' is out now to radio.
Request it from your local country music playing radio station now.
Tell them it's on CRS 149