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Adam Irving - Biography

Adam Irving has been recording and performing live since the age of thirteen. He has, at various times played drums, guitar, bass and double bass in duos, trios and bands and has performed all over the UK and Europe. He is currently performing as a solo artist promoting his six albums; 2007's acoustic 'Extant',  the electronic experimental 'Beautiful People Eating Pastries' (2010), 'Sobeit' (2012), the instrumental electric guitar album 'Howbeit' (2013),  'Adventures in Mono' (2014) and Tomorrow & Tomorrow (2016).

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Adam Irving - Tomorrow & Tomorrow - 2016

With a sprinkling of guitar, a pair of polar opposite instrumentals, a burst of sarcasm and a couple of mystery ingredients thrown in for good luck, Irving's latest album is an uplifting listening experience.   

Tracks; Frame It, Apple, Tomorrow & Tomorrow, The Water's Edge, Hipsters, Nothing's New, Seven, All Of The Time.





                                                                                                               Adam Irving - Adventures in Mono - 2014

Irving's fifth solo album is perhaps his most accessible to date. He combines delicate yet angry guitar playing, rapping, heartfelt lyrics and quirky time signatures to create nine passionately crafted pieces of music.   

Tracks; Hindsight, Archid, Remember This?, Invaders, We Fly, Mtlsque, No Words, Sickness & Home.






Adam Irving - Howbeit - 2013

Howbeit is an album of electric guitar indulgence. Featuring twelve instrumental guitar pieces, Irving carefully puts his axe through a mincer and the result is an omelette of picking, soloing, strumming, hammering, distortion and feedback over funk, minimalism, rock and a handful of ambient moments.  

Tracks; Animal, AF3, This is My Girlfriend, Nut, Day, November Came, Work Around the Boulder, Afterthought, Horse, Collateral, Here Kitty, Wallets.



Adam Irving - Sobeit - 2012

Irving’s third solo CD. Sobeit is the partner album to 2007’s acoustic Extant; all the tracks here are electric guitar based. Expect dirty distortion, bouncing arpeggios, blistering licks, riffs, sweeping instrumentals and a handful of odd time signatures.

Tracks; Swam, Soulful Mood, Hug, Why Not?, A Journey, Moby, No Other, 141, Squeak, Cursed, Sobeit, G Sleeps.



Adam Irving – Beautiful People Eating Pastries – 2010

Irving's second solo album is a million miles away from 2007's Extant. Be prepared for a stream of instrumental ambient electronic pieces designed to please, incense, enthrall and confuse the listener. Described by an experimental music magazine (who refused to review it) as "too experimental" its sure to tease out some kind of opinion in all who hear it.

Tracks; Chicago, The News, Hocket, Pastries,Little Group, Chase, Fifty Secs, Mitral Insufficiency, Grenudulate, Get Ours, Little Clan, Nite Time March, P&O, the Recorder of Man's Dreams. 



Adam Irving – Extant LP – 2007

Debut acoustic album featuring multi-instrumentalist Adam Irving on guitar, bass, vocals, harmonica, Melodian, toy piano, xylophone and percussion.

Tracks: Asleep, Drifting, Sure, Define, Bad Medicine, Long Way To Ten, Shift, Not the Nineties Now, Play With Your Heart, I Try, Sleep Alone, Twenty Four, Faras, Squire Anthem.



 I Am Three – I Am Three EP – [2008 OUT OF PRINT]

Debut CD release of Manchester's genre defying acoustic rock-rap-alt-folk, roots duo. This release captures sound of I Am Three with no studio trickery or overdubs. Tracks 1-8 were recorded over two evenings in 2008. Tracks 9-16 capture the chaos of thier first European tour. Tracks were recorded in Bologna, Perugia, Amsterdam and Basel.

Tracks: Fell Over, Nostalgia, Pigeon, Burning Me, I Try, Monkeyphonics, Strange Addiction, Worth It. Plus Live In Europe Tracks: Waltzers, Nostalgia, Pigeon, Burning Me, I Try, Monkeyphonics, Strange Addiction, Worth It




I Am Three – It’s Never Too Late (Except when it is) - 2009

I Am Three's first full length studio album, expect all sorts of overdubs and intrumentation the duo are unable to play live. The album was described by Classic Rock magazine as "impossible to describe" and by other magazines as "edgy and original," & “Genre defying.”

Tracks: Toy Piano, Heaven Help, The Day I Ate A Train, Summer No More, My Only Friend, Don’t Do It Man, History, Famous, Key Pin Mia Live, Older, Something to Believe In, Not funny Anymore, Drawn Again, Wake Up, Soldier, What Is This, All Our Songs, Truckers Piss, Any Time Left, Thirty Five Seconds.


I Am Three – What We Don’t Say – 2010 [OUT OF PRINT]

Second and final studio album from I Am Three and soundtrack to the documentary film of the same name. For fans who are familiar with the bands music, this represents a giant leap forward from their previous album. The music maintains their panache for the down right unusual and total disregard for adherence to a genre. The songs are subtly tied together to create fourteen blisteringly tight tracks, skillfully sequenced to form a suite of ideas.

Tracks: The Beginning, Echoes, Change In Your Heart, Waltzers, Watch Your Back, And Why Not, That Was That, You Didn’t Have To, Breakthrough, No Other, Sleep Deprivation, Lucky Star, Madchester, It’s Never Too Late.

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