Ian Thomas

Adam started his music studies at college in Salford and stayed in the Manchester area for a couple of years playing the club circuit before moving to London where he graduated from Brunel University with a B.A. honours degree in music and English. I first met Ad when my friend and collaborator Frank Musker suggested he play on a tune we had written with Richard Derbyshire called 'A Matter Of Moments'. He came in and played a beautiful, tasteful part off the top of his head. Sometime later when I received a call from an old R.C.A. labelmate Renato Zero to do a tour of Italy and bring another guitar player, we had the opportunity to work together and get to know each other at the dinner table.


Adam has toured with Tom Robinson and recorded and co-wrote his 1995 album 'Having it both ways' plus the 'Holidays in the sun' live in Japan album in 1997. He has also done sessions in the past year for Cher, Kid Creole, Lenny Henry and Howard Donald of Take That fame. Playing off another guitar is really part of what I do and also I don't  consider myself a soloist so it's more enjoyable for me to hear Ad wail away and wail he does, definitely adhereing to the legendary Dick Morrisey's maxim - 'Never play the same thing once'.