So there's this guy named Adam...
3) What are you doing now?
4) What is your future?
Sounds easy enough. Who is my brother?
Amongst writer, blogger, musician, and being a moody Scorpio, he is also a philosopher, truth-seeker, and pretty idealistic. I remember him throwing out my kids' X-Box controllers because he said I was letting it ruin their lives. True, but did he hear about the kid who committed suicide because his mom did the exact same thing? I guess I didn't want to be that mom, or have that kid, and end up on the cover of every newspaper.
Okay, that's dramatic, but sometimes, you just allow the fear to overcome you instead of being the parent.
Adam is incredibly sensitive and insightful. I mean, who can write songs with such introspect and meaning without understanding himself just a little bit? No one. As a human being, Adam is not afraid of standing up for what he believes in, or calling out your bullsh*t - he sees it like it is. Which is why me, his sister, writing some fluffed-up, frou-frou bio would really get him pissy.
He also used to like to set things on fire. No need to provoke this pyro side of Adam, now, is there?
This leads me into the next question - how did Adam get here? At this point, I would probably say some joke about Adam and Eve and the garden of Eden, but, this is something he has already heard before. So in all honesty, Adam got here - in my opinion - by his own free will and desire to be what he is today. He didn't have expensive music lessons. He didn't get sent off to get his Masters in Music at the Academy of Spoon-Fed Stereotypes. Nope, he just did it.
Now, not to say that deep down, our dad's whining (our dad who played music at night and griped about his dream of becoming famous and how having to have a steady paycheque trumped his "just-around-the-corner" success.) didn't reverberate within my brother's five year old ears a little bit. You are impressionable at five. But Adam was almost entirely self-taught. It helps that he comes from a long line of male family members that all seem to be born with a guitar in their hands, but no one forced him to do this. He just loves to compose, perform, and create.
As for the, "What are you doing now, and what is your future?" questions, these are easy.
As for me, I will happily write guest bios, or blogs, you-name-it... and do everyone in this World a favour and NOT pick up a guitar."
"There are a few artists that you come across in your life that make you sit up and take notice. Adam Josh and the album 'Songs about home' is an album that does exactly that and a whole lot more. The album is a sometimes brutal, often beautiful and always honest display of emotion. Songs such as '23', 'Jade' and the heartbreaking 'Knock' show off a songwriting talent that should be heard across the globe.
Adam's voice is as much an instrument as the guitar and it carrys a maturity and passion that can fill you with hope and sadness in equal amounts. Musically the album has a post-grunge acoustic edge that, though it may be out of style with a brainwashed record buying public, will always stand out from the crowd.
Real stories of real life flow through this music and that surely is worth more than a thousand other overproduced and plastic so called 'idols'. SONGS ABOUT HOME is what real songwriting is all about."
- John Kerruish - Manchester, England.
Solo Discography (click the titles):
- Songs About Home (2004)
- Endless Drama(2005)
- Everyone Dies (2005)
- Halo Engage (2006)
- Autumn Leaves (2007)
The Jerks - Guitar/Lead Vox
Blisst-X - Drums
Mr.Meaner - Drums
PBUH - Lead Vox/Percussion
Infaredhaze - Drums
A&D - Drums/Guitar/Sequencing
Panik - Drums
LTWA! (Lunch Time With Adam!) - 100 Episodes, 2005 - 2010
Party Time With Adam! - 5 Episodes, 2006
The Adams Show! - 13 Episodes, 2006 - 2008
The Brog (Adam Josh Oral Brog/Vlog) - 2010 - Present
+Him/The Show - 2012 - Present
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