Adam Kovacs (Independent)
Adam´s musical journey began in 1992 at the National Music School Piano Faculty, Hungary. Continuing his education at the Classical Percussion Faculty in ´95, he immersed himself in Afro-Cuban music, focusing particularly on the congas, bongos and timbales. By age 15 he was touring internationally with various bands.
In 2002 he began to engage with electronic music, creating percussion samples and grooves for DJ-s and working as a live act in Europe´s biggest festivals and clubs promoting Bacardi, Coca Cola, Burn energy drink, Bacardi B-live. Simultaneously he worked extensively as session musician, soon finding himself to be highly in demand, performing and recording with some of the newest generation of Latin bands in Budapest including “Fiesta” and “Cuba Ritmo”. He became a significant figure in the Latin music scene in Hungary, working also in other Salsa and Latin-jazz bands, and in numerous pop, jazz and flamenco groups. Notable credits include a full length album for the Hungarian National Radio and for EMI, and numerous live performances broadcast on RTL (one of the largest European TV channels). Recently he had the good fortune to work alongside such great musicians as the Brazilian guitarist and composer Felipe Coelho, and also Colombian percussionist Shango Dely.
In April 2008, Adam was offered a contract as a percussionist for an American show-band. He performed every night with international guest entertainers, and played various broadway shows. Moving back to the UK in late 2008, he has found continued success in salsa and Latin-jazz bands. He has been on the world tour with the “Thriller Live” show since 2009. September. The show is the first Michael Jackson show from Shaftesbury Avenue in West End of London. The tour visited over 23 countries in the past 3 years and 2.5 million people saw it. If Adam not on tour then he is in the studio creating percussion grooves and samples for films and adverts.
Currently he is working on his new Latin-jazz quartet. His motto is: "Life is Rhythm, rhythm is my life..." Adam is proud to be endorsed by Vater drumsticks, LP instruments, Sabian Cymbals, RhythmTech shakers and Protection Racket cases.