Way back when...
in Bayside Queens, NY, from the age of 3 years old, before I could actually complete sentences, I was writing songs. Here I am today with the mental capacity of a 3 year old, and STILL writing songs and releasing albums. Who woulda thunk it. While a lot of the other kids were into video games, beer, and even drugs,
I played many instruments, I wrote songs and recorded them. That’s really all that I cared about.
I had to search hard for others that were equally passionate about making music.
This was long before $79 bought you a guitar and an amp and before we celebrated mediocrity and watched shows like American Idol and The Voice.
There was no internet. This was when you wrote and performed music because it took over your soul.
It was in my blood from the very beginning.
It was during those early years that my older brother Joel, (who passed when he was only 39) turned me on to bands like
The Who, Yes, Black Sabbath, Rush, The Cars, The Police and yep, THE BEATLES!
That fueled my creativity in a big way.
I got my hands on a basic four track tape machine, (way harder to come by in those days) and began a journey to continue creating and recording music.
I released my first solo album when I was 13 years old. That’s when it REALLY started. Adrian Belew WebsiteAdrian Belew Facebook