Friday @ Ocean City Blues N Jazz Fest - Cancelled 

Hi folks, 

Following on from my last mail-out I’m sorry to say that the organisers of the Ocean City Blues N Jazz Festival in Plymouth have had to cancel the first day of the festival due to the severe weather forecast. It’s completely understandable but we’re gutted we won’t get to play there this year…apologies to any of you who were planning on coming. I believe they’re still going ahead with the Saturday and Sunday of the festival but we’ll have to wait till next year now! 

Don’t forget there are still a couple more opportunities to catch me with the band this month… 

Thursday 22nd  –  The Brit Bar, Weston-super-Mare, 8pm. 

Friday 30th  –  Mariners’ Hall, Beer (plus special guest Julian Piper), doors 7:30pm, tickets £8 in advance available here

Thanks to all of you who came along to the gigs in Sidmouth this week by the way! The weather nearly got the better of us on Tuesday too…but thanks for sticking it out! 

See you soon… 

Adam

Gig News for August 

Hi folks, 

Hope you’re well. Plenty going on this month gig-wise, so thought I’d better let you know… 

Firstly I’m really looking forward to getting back out there with the band this month and we’ve got a few shows coming up, starting at the Sidmouth Folk Festival on the Anchor Stage this Sunday (3rd). The following Friday (9th) we’ll be in Plymouth for the Ocean City Blues N Jazz Festival on the Barbican, and we’ll be in Weston-super-Mare for a Thursday night gig at the Brit Bar on the 22nd. Finally we’ve just confirmed a special show at the Mariners’ Hall in Beer for Friday 30thAugust, which will also feature our good friend and renowned Blues slide guitar player Julian Piper. You can get tickets in advance for this one via my website here

As usual there are also plenty of solo gigs including the Volunteer in Sidmouth for the Folk Festival on Tuesday afternoon (6th) and a return to the Great Dorset Steam Fair at the end of the month. The residencies keep rolling on too! Here’s the full list for the month… 

04/08 – Sidmouth Folk Festival, Anchor Stage, 9:45pm (Band) 

06/08 – Sidmouth Folk Festival, The Volunteer Inn, 3pm (Solo) 

09/08 – Ocean City Blues N Jazz Festival, The Barbican, Plymouth, 6:30pm (Band) 

13/08 – Ebdons, Exeter, 8pm (Solo) 

14/08 – Pilot Boat, Lyme Regis, 8:30pm (Solo) 

15/08 – White Hart, Colyford, 8:30pm (with Alan West & Steve Black) 

16/08 – Wilderness Gathering, Wiltshire, 9pm (Duo with Ian Jennings) 

22/08 – Brit Bar, Weston-super-Mare, 8pm (Band) 

23/08 – Venezia, Exeter, 7pm (Solo) 

24/08 – Axminster Arts Café, Axminster (lunchtime concert with Alan West & Steve Black) 

25/08 – Great Dorset Steam Fair, Michael Oliver Stage, 12:15pm & 1:45pm (Solo) 

26/08 – Great Dorset Steam Fair, Michael Oliver Stage 1pm, Old Rosie Stage 4pm (Solo) 

28/08 – Pilot Boat, Lyme Regis, 8:30pm (Solo) 

30/08 – Mariners’ Hall, Beer with special guest Julian Piper, doors 7:30pm (Band) 

In other news, I’m pleased to say the new album is coming along very nicely! We had an awesome week down in Plymouth at Momentum Studios with producer Josiah Manning, and after a couple of extra vocal sessions we’re ready to start mixing. I can’t wait for you to hear it…more news on that soon! 

Take care and hopefully see you out there somewhere this month. 

Adam

 

 

Momentum Studios, Plymouth with Garry Kroll & Ian Jennings, 10th June 2019

News update: Bank Holiday festivals and more... 

Hi folks, 

Hope you are all well. It’s been a while since I’ve checked in with you, so time for a quick news update… 

In just under two weeks it’s the annual festival of Jazz & Blues in Lyme Regis – ‘Jazz Jurassica’. I’m delighted to be back at the festival this year and this time I’ll be bringing my band to the Marine Theatre on Saturday 25th May to open the show for blues headliner Laurence Jones. There are still a few tickets left for this one (standing room only I believe) – you’ll find full details and tickets at https://www.jazzjurassica.co.uk/performer/laurence-jones-band/ 

On the final day of the festival (Monday 27th) I also have the honour of hosting an afternoon of blues at the Marine Shelters on Lyme’s stunning seafront. For my ‘Monday Blues’ session I’ve gathered together a roster of some of the finest blues players in the South West, who happen to be some very good friends of mine too! I’ll be kicking off proceedings at midday with my band (Ian Jennings on bass and Garry Kroll on drums), then with the help of my buddies Paddy Blight (bass) and Sebastian Boleslawski (drums) the rolling house band will be backing our special guests throughout the afternoon…Vince Lee, Joanna Cooke, Ian Briggs and Grace Gillan & Jake Miller. It’s gonna be a lot of fun! Full details at https://www.jazzjurassica.co.uk/event/adam-sweets-monday-blues/ 

The Bank Holiday weekend also sees me bringing the band to the Exmouth Festival on Sunday 26th. We’ll be on stage at 3:15pm…if you’re in Exmouth that weekend we’d love to see you there! 

There are plenty more gigs coming up, both solo and with the band…check the website for the full list. The residencies are still going strong too – every other Wednesday solo in Lyme Regis; 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month with Alan West & Steve Black in Colyford; and my new slot on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at Ebdons in Exeter. 

Finally, I’m very excited to report that I’ll be heading into the studio with the band next month to start recording my new album! More news on that soon!! 

Till next time… 

Adam

New video – ‘You or Me’ live in the Round Room 

Hi folks!

I’m pleased to say the third and final video from our live session in the Round Room is now available! This time it’s ‘You or Me’, another song from the new batch, being given the full-band treatment…

We had a lot of fun making these videos…a special thanks goes out to Elliot Millson for taking care of the filming, and of course to my buddies Ian Jennings (bass) and Garry Kroll (drums). All of the videos from the session are available on my YouTube channel, and you can subscribe to the channel here.

Hope you enjoy and hopefully see you at a gig near you soon!

All the best,

Adam x

Happy New Year and another new video!  

Happy New Year folks! I hope you all had a good break over the festive period. I certainly enjoyed a bit of downtime after a great run of gigs in the lead up to Christmas, but I’m gradually getting back into the swing of things now… 

So it’s about time I shared another new video with you from the recent live session with the band. In this installment we’re having a bash at another new track ‘Trouble’. Recorded completely live, no overdubs, warts ‘n’ all…great fun! Hope you enjoy it!  

January is traditionally a fairly quiet month on the gig front, but a January tradition that is still going strong is the annual Midwinterfest in Torquay. We’ll be down there next weekend (11th– 13th Jan) for the 5th year running, where as usual I’ll be resident for the weekend playing alongside hosts Alan West & Steve Black, but this year I’ll also be bringing my band for a full set on the Friday night too! The festival is always a great way to kick off the New Year, and there are still a couple of spaces left I believe, so if you fancy joining us for the weekend email info@neo-music.net for more info… 

That’s all for now but there’ll be another new video along soon…you can also subscribe to my YouTube channel here if you don’t want to miss it. If I don’t see you in Torquay next weekend I’ll see you somewhere else soon! 

Cheers, 

Adam x 

New videos and other news… 

Hi folks, 

Hope you’re all well, and welcome along to all the new subscribers who’ve signed up to the mailing list over the last 4 or 5 months. It’s been a while since my last one I know…but after what was my busiest summer yet of gigging and touring the time seems to have flown by…and in these days of spam overload I don’t like to bother you unless I’ve got something pretty interesting to share with you… 

Which leads me on to some new videos I have to share with you! Some of you have caught the full-band shows I’ve played this year with my buddies Ian Jennings and Garry Kroll. Last month the three of us got together for a day to play around with some of my newest songs, so we thought we’d set up the mics and the cameras and see what we could capture from the session. We had a lot of fun and I’m pleased to say the first video from the session, ‘Working On It’, is live now!

It was recorded completely live with special thanks to Elliot Millson for taking care of the filming. We hope you enjoy it! Look out for some more videos from the session soon… 

In other news…next Friday 7thDecember I’m delighted to be returning to Chettle Hall where I’ll be playing a special duo-show with Steve Black – expect anything from Steve’s vast back catalogue of songs and our ever growing list of co-writes, and more besides! Then the following week I’m heading for the Midlands, where as well as making debut appearances in Whatcote (Warwickshire) and Seagrave (Leicestershire) I also have the great pleasure of opening for British R&B legends Dr Feelgood at The Flowerpot in Derby on the 15th! The local gigs around Devon and Dorset keep rollin’ on too…as always check the website for all the details. 

I’m also busy working on the diary for 2019, so if there’s anywhere you’d like to see me next year in either acoustic or band formats then let me know and we’ll see what we can do! 

Take care and see you soon, 

Adam x

Netherlands tour starts tomorrow! 

Hi folks,

Firstly a quick thank you to everyone who came to see me in Kent last week – I had a brilliant few days and all three gigs were an absolute pleasure! Special thanks to John Spooner, Sue Revell and Geoff Pine for making it all happen…we’re already talking about a return trip…

Now I’m making final preparations for my next adventure to the Netherlands! An extra date in ‘s-Hertogenbosch has recently been added to the start of the tour, which means I’ll now be playing 8 shows in total. So for my Dutch friends here’s the full list of where I’ll be…

27/06 – Tapperij Het Veulen, ‘s-Hertogenbosch

29/06 – Podium Café Peter en Leni, Steendam

30/06 – Clubhuis TC Bargeres, Emmen

01/07 – Grandcafé Rue de la Gare, Emmen (solo & band sets)

05/07 – Mulligans, Amsterdam 06/07 – Strandpaviljoen It Soal, Workum

07/07 – Grand Café Zuidlaren, Zuidlaren

08/07 – ‘Tiki Hut Sessions’ @ Blue Collar Hotel, Eindhoven

(Full details at the website)

These will all be solo acoustic shows, except for Sunday 1st July at Rue de la Gare in Emmen where I’ll be finishing the show with a full band set featuring Koos Wiltenburg on bass and Arno van Nieuwenhuize on drums.

Better get packing!

All the best,

Adam

Kent 'mini-tour' this week 

Hi folks,

Just a quick reminder for those of you in and around Kent that I’ll be in the area this week for a mini-tour of some of your finest blues clubs…

Tuesday 19th June – Wrotham Arms Blues & Roots Club, Broadstairs, 8.45pm

Wednesday 20th June – Blues with Bottle Club, The Anchor, Sevenoaks, 8.30pm

Thursday 21st June – Spooner’s Blues Club, The Alma, Deal, 8.00pm

(Full details at the website)

These will all be solo acoustic shows, featuring material from my last 2 releases as well as some brand new tracks and some old favourites too…really looking forward to it!

Hope to see some of you out there.

Cheers,

Adam

Gearing up for the summer 

Hi folks, I’m gearing up for a busy summer ahead, so thought I’d give you a quick rundown of what’s coming up, which includes a mini-tour of Kent, a tour of the Netherlands, my first gigs in Yorkshire, full-band and solo-acoustic sets at Upton Blues Festival and much more. I’m also very much looking forward to my first appearance at Elmslie House in Malvern this Friday, which you can still get tickets for here

Fri 8th June – MALVERN, Elmslie House

Sat 9th June – SOUTHAMPTON, Beer Festival, St Mary’s Stadium

Sun 10th June – PLYMPTON, The Brook

Thu 14th June – PLYMOUTH, The B-Bar

Sat 16th June – LYME REGIS, Guitars on the Beach

Tue 19th June – BROADSTAIRS, Wrotham Arms Blues & Roots Club

Wed 20th June – SEVENOAKS, Blues with Bottle Club, The Anchor

Thu 21st June – DEAL, Spooner’s Blues Club, The Alma

Sun 24th June – AXMINSTER, Axe Vale Festival

Fri 29th June – STEENDAM (NL), Podium Café Peter en Leni

Sat 30th June – EMMEN (NL), Clubhuis TC Bargeres

Sun 1st July – EMMEN (NL), Rue de la Gare

Thu 5th July – AMSTERDAM (NL), Mulligans

Fri 6th July – WORKUM (NL), Strandpaviljoen It Soal

Sat 7th July – ZUIDLAREN (NL), Grand Café Zuidlaren

Sun 8th July – EINDHOVEN (NL), ‘Tiki Hut Sessions’ at the Blue Collar Hotel

Fri 13th July – EXETER, Venezia

Fri 20th July – UPTON BLUES FESTIVAL, Upton upon Severn (Big Top Stage - band, Acoustic stage - solo)

Sat 21st July – SALTBURN BLUES CLUB, Saltburn (supporting Doug MacLeod)

Sun 22nd July – HARROGATE, The Blues Bar

Mon 23rd July – GLOUCESTER BLUES FESTIVAL, The Fountain Inn, Gloucester

Sat 28th July – EXMOUTH, Manor Gardens Free Festival

Mon 6th August – SIDMOUTH FOLK FESTIVAL, The Volunteer Inn

Tue 7th August – SIDMOUTH FOLK FESTIVAL, The Anchor Stage (band)

Fri 17th August – PLYMPTON, The Brook

Sat 18th August – LUDLOW, The Wheatsheaf

Sun 19th August – OLD BUSH BLUES FESTIVAL, nr Worcester             

The full detailed gig list can be found at www.adamsweetmusic.com/shows. Feel free to check in regularly as new dates are being added all the time.

The twice monthly residency at Colyford’s White Hart with Alan West & Steve Black is also still going strong – we’re there every 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month. I’ll have to miss a couple on 21st June and 5th July, but the shows will go on of course, and I’ll rejoin them there on 19th July.

Also on Friday 15th June I have the great pleasure of guesting with the Barrelhouse Blues Band for a special show at The Exchange in Sturminster Newton. The band have invited me and my Les Paul guitar to join them on some Peter Green numbers to help mark 10 years since Barrelhouse Blues Orchestra founder-member (and Greeny fan!) Paul Hart passed away. Tickets for this show can be found at https://stur-exchange.co.uk/programme/the-barrelhouse-blues-band/ Take care and I’ll see you out there somewhere…

Adam

 

Gig news: Full band show at ‘Winchcombe Live’ - Friday 16th March 

Hi folks, 

Just a quick note to let you know about a full-band show coming up on 16th March at ‘Winchcombe Live’ at the White Hart in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. This will be the first outing for a new band line-up featuring Ian Jennings on bass and Garry Kroll on drums…I’m really excited to be working with these guys and we’re looking forward to getting this first gig under our belts! If you’re in or around that part of the world we’d love to see you there:

In other news for March I’ll be playing solo gigs at the Thomas Tripp in Christchurch on Wednesday 7th, the Rum and Crab Shack in Exeter on the 17th, the Eyre Court in Seaton on the 18th, Café René in Gloucester on the 28th and the Blues Bar in Plymouth on the 29th.  

And after the first of our ‘1st & 3rd Thursday’ shows at the White Hart in Colyford had to be cancelled due to the snow, it’ll be back to business as usual there with Alan West & Steve Black on Thursday 15th. 

Full listings and all the details can be found on the website as always…keep in touch and I hope to see you out there somewhere soon! 

All the best, 

Adam