On a sweltering 37 degree summer day a man standing on the crossroads had left behind his home, his job, his band to spend 8 months in the bush and the heart of Australia contemplating and learning from Indigenous Elders. He sat and reflected on his relinquishing of all the mod cons of city life, no money, no security and no direction just an Acoustic Guitar and a dream of something more. As he plucked the strings on that fateful day he found the rhythm to his rhyme, he found his calling, he found the music!
With beautiful lyrics and stories that arouse hope, empowerment and a strong connection to the land, Adrian synthesizes an earthy, uncomplicated sound and dishes out seductive poetry with his deep, soulful voice. Blending uplifting, lyrically driven songs with sweeping melodies, his versatility in delivery of upbeat songs inspire and challenge, whilst his ballads open the heart strings.
Drawing on a plethora of life experiences, his songs cover everything from current social/political issues and navigating through the game of life, Adrian’s musicianship is raw/blemished and uncompromising, reflecting his connection to the humble beginnings of Country/Roots Music and the average Australian. Adrian Thomas’ music uses the familiarity of the old with the vibrancy of the new to create distinctive, passionate, timeless, tunes.
A Graduate of the CMAA Academy of Music, Gympie Muster Emerging Artist in 2016 and Boxhill Tafe in 2015 where he was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award for excellence, also a Black Belt in Wing Chun Kung Fu training under Grandmaster William Cheung, Adrian helps build foundations in music for the next generation of young people through Songwriting and Music Programs for the under-privileged “My Dream is a world where we encourage understanding, support and give everyone equal opportunities to reach their full potential”.