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Adam Thomas Smith on stage Thursford 2016



Adam is a UK born multi-instrumentalist, composer and musical director, currently musical director for ‘The Commitments’ UK Tour. Last year, Adam was Assistant MD/Guitar 3/Cover Conductor on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘School of Rock’ (UK tour 2021-22), having previously worked on the original West End production as Children’s MD and Cover Conductor (Gillian Lynne, London).

Adam graduated in 2014 from Royal Holloway, The University of London with a Master’s degree in advanced musical studies, earning distinction and studying composition under Brian Lock (‘The Gambler’, ‘The land Girls’). He then went on to co-found Camden-based trio ‘Pocketclub’ which gained exposure on BBC radio and Sky TV, supporting the likes of Paloma Faith, Clean Bandit and The Kaiser Chiefs on the UK festival circuit.

Adam’s playing then took him on multiple world tours of the Simon & Garfunkel Story as Guitar/Keyboards. In the travel time between locations, Adam began his work as a composer; writing the music for the short film From A Distance and writing parts for artist Shao Hao (these tracks have since been streamed over a million times in China & Taiwan) and PM Warson (‘Don’t Hold Me Down’, featured in a 2020 ad campaign for Fred Perry).

Adam has worked on 5 star and award nominated productions, performed on international television and radio, worked alongside award winning composers (Frank Wildhorn, ‘Wonderland’ UK premiere workshop, Andrew Lloyd Weber, ‘School of Rock’) and performed for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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