Josh Adam is a British guitarist currently situated in the North West of England. In his playing Josh has developed a unique blend of technique and musicality, which when paired with his skills in audio mixing and score arrangement leads to creation of music that everyone can enjoy. His in-depth understanding of music theory, musical context and well trained ear has allowed him to grow into a well-rounded, sophisticated musician.
Based near the historic city of Chester, Josh has been working as a professional musician for over 10 years, performing in and around the North West both as a solo artist, and as part of an ensemble. Josh draws influence from a variety of genres, but mainly takes inspiration from modern rock & metal, with influences from artists such as Plini, John Petrucci, Rabea Massad, Tosin Abasi and Misha Mansoor.
Although Josh began as a self-taught guitarist at the age of 12, through hours of listening, research and practice he managed to secure a place to study music at the University of Chester and will be pursuing a master’s degree during the next 12 months. Whilst studying Popular Music Performance Josh’s focus was on developing as a guitarist, songwriter, and audio engineer. Further developing skills as a session musician, in music transcription, and critical musical analysis.
As a solo artist Josh writes his own original music, as well as re-arranging modern and classic pop hits to fit within his own unique brand of guitar showmanship. When working with other musicians Josh’s experience, knowledge and positive energy leads to an unforgettable performance. His understanding of audio engineering both live and in the studio makes him an invaluable asset in any of his musical endeavours. Most recently Josh co-organised the successful Back To The Music Online Festival, performing his own solo set and collaborating with other musicians to create a weekend of online entertainment entirely from scratch.
Whilst developing as a musician Josh decided to take a DIY approach to his music and career, leading to him learning a variety of skills in home recording, guitar maintenance, graphics design and video-editing, leading to the creation of his own unique musical personality. Currently, Josh is developing his songwriting, recording and promotion skills ready to release his first solo EP.
Whilst studying Pedagogy in his final year, Josh developed a passion for teaching and passing on knowledge to others. Now, Josh is offering one-to-one guitar lessons both remotely and in person, tailoring his approach to each students’ individual goals and needs. Whether beginner, intermediate or advanced, Josh can improve your technique, music making and practice skills in a manner and at a pace that suits you.