“…he's made a name for himself as both collaborator and solo artist. Adam Ness is here.”
Growing up in Detroit, Adam Ness has always had the innate gift of music. Inspired by the likes of Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye and Erykah Badu, Adam is a unique blend of finesse, soul, and power. Adam’s journey with music started in his early childhood. He recalls as a baby that his mother would sit him next to the record player just to watch how intense his face would become as he soaked in every drum and key.
As a teenager he joined the famed youth program, ”Mosaic Youth Theater of Detroit”, where he began exploring the world of music and stage performance. He also performed and recorded with popular local gospel ensembles, where he further honed his vocal prowess.
With notable industry experience under his belt and a growing fanbase, Adam relocated to Chicago to launch his solo career. He recorded and released his debut EP in 2016, #HighPlaces. The project spread like wild fire in the indie R&B scene, with his single "Blush" ferociously leading the charge. The progressive and eclectic fusion of soul, rock, R&B, funk, and jazz throughout the project firmly placed Adam in the category of master songwriter and he became regarded by followers as the “music bender”.
Adam is also a force as a live performer, having shared the stage with a cadre of R&B powerhouses. He has opened for artists such as Raphael Sadiiq, Lalah Hathaway, Justine Skye and more. In 2018, he double featured on Noname’s critically acclaimed Room 25 album, appeared with her on Late Night with Stephen Colbert, as well as competed her US tour.
Adam’s highly anticipated second project, Sagittarius, is a two part series. Volume 1 was released in March 2019, giving fans the highly successful single, “Have A Good Time”. The second Volume is set to release in fall of 2019. Truly embodying his aesthetic, musical, and lifestyle, Adam Ness is on a journey to enlighten and make love with the world through beauty and sound.
Sagittarius, Volume 1 (New 2019 Release)
“Inspiring Stories from the South Side: Meet Adam Ness” -Voyage Chicago
“Adam Ness • ‘Have a Good Time’ Music Video Review” - These Days
“Adam Ness Releases ‘Have a Good Time’ Featuring Jamila Woods” - Can I Talk My Ish
“NMV Sit Down: Adam Ness” -No More Vinyl
“Adam Ness Finds Himself Far from Home” -These Days
“Adam Ness Revels in the Gospel Resurgence” - Chicago Tribune
Noname - Room 25 Tour (Featured Vocalist) - National
House of Blues (Lalah Hathaway Opening Act) - Chicago
Sandagas 813 - (Headline Performer) SOLD OUT - Dallas
Elizabeth Theatre /Park Bar (Featured Performer) SOLD OUT - Detroit
Aisle 5 (Featured Performer) - Atlanta
Taste of Chicago (Headline Performer) - Chicago
The Shrine (with Justine Skye) - SOLD OUT - Chicago
#HighPlaces Rooftop Concert (Headline Performer) - SOLD OUT - Chicago
Late Night with Stephen Colbert (Featured Vocalist) - National TV
Queer the Pier (Featured Performer) - Chicago
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