Adam Kovacs

Percussion 1

Adam's musical journey began at a very young age. At 9 years old he began studies in classical piano, also learning percussion a few years later. Inspired by such geniuses as Giovanni Hidalgo and Michel Camilo he immersed himself in Afro-Cuban music, focusing on congas, bongos and timbales. By age 15 he was touring internationally.

When not on the road he gained a great deal of experience as a session-man in recording studios, including for major labels such as EMI. He has performed and recorded with numerous pop bands as well as flamenco, salsa and latin-jazz bands. He has been seen and his compositions heard on all kinds of radio and television stations.

Adam has been resident in the UK for around a decade now. Within weeks of arrival he was asked to play Percussion & Keyboards on touring Michael Jackson show Thriller Live. Immediately afterwards he was asked to join the orchestra of Disney's The Lion King. In 2014 Adam joined Inala, collaborating with Grammy winners Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Together they performed for the Royal Family at the Royal Variety Performance and the project got nominated for the Grammys in 2016 in World Music category.

2015 sees Adam hit the road again with Strictly Come Dancing star Brendan Cole and later he joins the Magic Radio house band where he had the privilege to perform with Anastacia, Rick Astley, Ronan Keating, Lemar, Kim Wilde, Beverley Knight, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Mel C, Chris Farlowe, Emeli Sande, Ward Thomas, James Morrison, Jack Savoretti, Andreya Triana, Rebeca Fergusson, The Shires, Jack Pack. He can also currently be seen with: Nate Williams, The Doug Harper Experiment, and in his Latin jazz trio Duende alongside London's finest jazzers.

Adam is a proud endorsee of Vater sticks, Latin Percussion instruments, RhythmTech shakers, Protection Racket cases, Roland electronic instruments.