I listened to three cuts off Tony Adamo's new CD A Simple Groove. "Ecstasy," "Passport," and "No Strings Attached," are all a call to seduction, but the passion has a lonel…
I listened to three cuts off Tony Adamo's new CD A Simple Groove. "Ecstasy," "Passport," and "No Strings Attached," are all a call to seduction, but the passion has a lonely "cruising the bar for comfort" feel. Adamo has a sexy, powerful voice that has been compared to Tom Jones. I would agree with that comparison; I'd also say his vocal quality is similar to the 60's group the Righteous Brothers and a little like Van Morrison.
All three cuts feature Adamo's deep tenor vocals and unusual musical arrangement. Tony explains his unique phasing is result of being a drummer. He hears the rhythmic beat in between the notes and sings in front or in back of the beat using his voice like a drum.
Born in San Francisco with ties to the Bronx, New York, Adamo grew up in musical family. His love of music started at the age of five when his parents got him a used drums set. Self taught, he became a congas and timbales player in a San Francisco based Latin rock band. One night, the lead singer didn't show up and that was the beginning of Adamo's singing career. He's performed on the Las Vegas, Reno, and Sparks, Nevada, circuits and generally has been on the music scene since he was seventeen. His debut CD, "When Love Comes Over You" generated warm reviews in the music community. Adamo says his music influences have been Lou Rawls, Jimmy Smith, John Coltrane, Leon Thomas and Marvin Gaye.
This CD could have been called "In The Bedroom"; while this is sure to have an audience, I hope that future Adamo tunes reach out to explore a few other experiences. This artist is definitely worth a listen. To view CD promo clip go to www.moosepix.com