Melbourne will be in the presence of guitar royalty next week when musician extraordinaire Adrian Belew plays an up close and personal week long residency at jazz club Bird’s Basement.
Discovered by Frank Zappa, Adrian Belew is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer and guitar guru. Belew has released 20 critically acclaimed solo records and was the frontman, singer, co-writer and guitarist for progressive rock powerhouse King Crimson for 30 years.
He also played alongside musicians such as David Bowie, Paul Simon, Nine Inch Nails, Tom Tom Club and Talking Heads. Known for his inventive guitar sounds. Australian Musician was priveleged to see Belew play earlier this year as part of the wonderful Celebrating Bowie gigs, in which former members of Bowies band performed along with guest singers.
Belew also has begun mixing his unique sound, complex time signatures, witty lyrics, wild sound and technical mastery into his newest app creations, FLUX:FX and FLUX by belew. Flux is is a bank of music and sounds that play randomly based on a set of algorithms. FLUX is an evolutionary musical concept that will never repeat itself. It is now an app that you can download onto your iPhone.
Belew’s latest performing project is the exciting Adrian Belew Power trio featuring bassist Julie Slick and drummer Tobias Ralph, who are playing at Melbourne’s Bird’s Basement from June 13 -18. Catch the innovative guitar virtuoso while you can Book here