2018 Countdown | Tony Adamo

Tony Adamo is a character - he’s been a rock drummer, a billboard guy, a TV set tech - but his true calling hit him while hanging with Mic Gillette and Skip Mesquite from Tower Of Power and mixing it up with drummer Mike Clark. Tony creates spoken word pieces, writing them out before recording, and then out comes a completely different riff as he hits the mic. he speaks of the greats, of a time past for most but still vibrant for some. His tone evokes a feeling of freewheeling abandon, of true independence as his band cooks with gas. His 2018 release, Was Out Jazz Zone Mad feature Mike Clark in peak form with special guest Roger Smith. The album is funky, and Tony’s poetry references not just the Jazz greats but the lyrical blues tradition.