When Adam Avil plays, you know it’s him. The guitarist, singer, and songwriter possesses an inimitable style that is both instantly recognizable and immediately striking. He plays with feel and being entirely self-taught his technique is, simply, his very own. The emotion and passion he brings into his voice is something very authentic and palpable.
Adam Avil took a long hiatus but is now working on a blues-rock solo album. He is really excited to express himself and showcase his talent with various new forms, which is also a personal shift from his earlier forms. He has already completed four songs, namely: Relentless, Cyanide, Too Late, and Show Me A Sign are soon going to be featured in his new release.
"Relentless" is a song that is based on personal goals with the attitude of never giving up no matter how the hard conditions are. "Cyanide" is a funky song that talks about love being a poison. While "Too Late" is a blues rock and the song says about moving on and heart breaks, "Show Me A Sign" speaks on the game of love, attraction, and lust.
Citing his reasons for a comeback with a change of genre, Adam says "The blues rock album was at a halt for a couple of years, it was growing on me slowly with real life taking over, in terms of day job and getting sucked into it, so it took a while for it to shape up. Nevertheless, I’m happy that we have got the ball rolling, also, getting in like-minded musicians to support and go out as a band is not easy"
Adam Avil will also be seen in the film "Jango", which is based on sexual crimes against women and child trafficking. The film is entirely funded, produced and directed by Adam, film propagates his belief in moral, which, incidentally is an outcome of the shocking and awful Delhi rape case that left everyone spell bounded and this inspired Adam to start writing and developing the draft for the film to create awareness about the sexual crimes.
Adam was born on 30 June 1970 into a middle-class family in Mumbai, India. He grew up listening to Def Leppard, Poison, Motley Crue and many other rock bands and pop acts from the 1980s. He picked up the guitar not only just to play it but to also make an impression on the Indian rock scene which in the 1990s was dominated by bands who would only cover American and British bands.
His parents supported his effort to make mainstream original rock music; and, he has, since the 1990s, a small but devoted fan base which is spread throughout the country.
After constant gigs at a local Mumbai pub, interspersed with concerts and making demo tapes, Avil came up with the band "Pralay", the very first record deal with Sonic Wave International, Chicago in 2003. The album featured ten songs and contained seminal original work. Moreover, it is the first album to have been released by an Indian rock band through an American record company, which in itself is an unparalleled achievement.
His sound has evolved over the years, much like the person himself; from being glam and reverb/distortion intensive, his sound has moved into new territory with his dabbling into the blues and its unique rhythm. His equipment now consists of a black ESP EC 1000 limited deluxe edition guitar, a Fender Stratocaster, and a Gibson Les Paul, and he prefers the tone of the Marshall JCM 900 for his rig.
Adam has established himself in the fraternity of guitarists in Mumbai and is planning a slew of blues-rock's release. With the worldwide resurgence of interest in the blues, he intends to perform live and record as much blues-oriented material as he can.
Adam though is not shy to admit that his musical career has been “patchy”, but the energy that he exudes on the stage is nothing short of phenomenal, and, at his age, he is an inspiration to younger musicians, especially, guitarists in a post-guitar musical world which are dominated by EDM-based music.
Influenced by Led Zeppelin’s music, and mostly its lead guitarist Jimmy Page, Adam grew up listening to Def Leppard, Poison and Motley Crue along with other rock bands and pop acts from the 1980s. Besides music, he is an avid Hollywood film buff with films like Back to the Future, Die Hard and the Rocky series having had a major impact on him.
As a guitarist, he has been heavily influenced by Gary Moore, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Ritchie Kotzen, Joe Bonamassa and more recently Matt Schofield, Josh Smith and Kirk Fletcher.
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