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Adrian West

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    The Human Touch
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  2. 2.
    The River
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    In My Heart
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    Safe Streets
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    Close Your Eyes
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Ask Adrian what kind of music The Adrian West Band plays and he'll say "Yes." Or if he's feeling cocky, he'll say "Good."
The longer answer: original acoustic rock that sounds like Paul Simon collaborating with Talking Heads, with Dave Matthews sitting on the couch playing cowbell.
Adrian released his debut album Chameleons and Butterflies in 2011 and is releasing his second album The Human Touch in July of 2019,
Born and raised in Montreal, Canada, Adrian is an exciting performer to watch. He sings in an uplifting, almost child-like voice as he moves effortlessly between guitar & violin, sometimes using live looping to add layers of sound and intrigue to his songs. He's not afraid to tackle difficult topics in his songwriting; Safe Streets tells an allegory about police violence, Close Your Eyes laments the beauty bias that pervades in the mass media, while Senses entreats you to appreciate your senses while you can. But Adrian doesn't take any of this stuff too seriously; his lyrics are infused with a sense of hope and a touch of whimsy.
Adrian started playing violin at the age of four and in his teens studied classical violin at the McGill Conservatory of Music in Montreal. He later learned to play drums, guitar and developed his vocal and songwriting technique.
He moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1995 (now living in Oakland) where as a sideman violinist he began supporting local Bay Area bands, playing some of the area's better known venues and festivals.

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