‘The Man I’ve Become’  is taken from THE ROAD NOT TAKEN – the new album release from Adam Beattie. Masterful songwriting with influences of jazz and blues create a cinematic feel to this fine collection of nine self-composed tracks and a co-write with Mairearad Green.

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Co-produced by highly respected jazz musician Fred Thomas, the album was mostly recorded at his studio. Thomas studied piano and composition at the Royal Academy of Music and is one of London’s most sought after multi-instrumentalists and composer/arranger/producers. He has worked with artists such as Lisa Knapp, Basquiat Strings and the CBSO.

Also appearing on the new album are Brooke Sharkey who supplies backing vocals, Marco Quarantotto drums, violins from Piotr Jordan and Fred Thomas plays all other instruments.

The Scottish singer songwriter’s “folk stews and dirty blues” mixes Celtic folk, American blues, country and early jazz balladry. Emotional but laced with wry humour, gentle but gutsy at the core, Adam’s beautiful melodies combine with inventive lyrics to tackle themes of life, love, death and hope. His exquisite voice and intricate guitar work fuse to create an intoxicating musical experience that will envelop you like a warm hug.


There’s  an  official album launch gig in Hoxton

Date: 11 May 19:00

Venue: Hoxton Hall, 130 Hoxton Street, London N1 6SH

Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/1163508107026940/

Venue link: https://www.hoxtonhall.co.uk/adam-beattie/


Adam has been playing and recording since 2003 and has released three studio albums; ‘Songs Of One Hundred Years’ (2012), ‘We’ll Wave From The Shore’ (2009) and ‘Abu Bozy’ (2006).

His live show that has earned him support slots with the likes of Bert Jansch and Jolie Holland. His band ‘The Consultants’ is a fluid line up of musicians featuring piano, violin, double bass, French horn and drums. He is often joined by long-term collaborator and singer-songwriter Brooke Sharkey. As well as extensive touring in the UK, Adam has toured in Germany, Ukraine, France, Italy, Cyprus, Holland and Belgium.


Adam Beattie can be found  online here: www.adambeattie.com

He is also on Facebook and tweets as @MrAdam Beattie

He has his own YouTube channel here and you can find more of his music on Bandcamp  and Soundcloud




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Mike has been contributing to Louder Than War since 2012, rising through the ranks from contributor to Sub Editor and now Reviews Editor. He brings his eclectic taste to the table with views on live shows (including photography) and album reviews, features and interviews from rock to metal to acoustic and folk.


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