Greg Adams and East Bay Soul
Greg Adams is the driving force behind East Bay Soul. The expansive ensemble is a blend of Funk Jazz, R&B, and Soul. East Bay Soul with a most soulful ensemble creates a union that has been nothing short of musical wizardry. Their extraordinary combined talents all bring incredible energy to the music with heart and soul. The sound of Greg Adams is one of the world’s best-known musical signatures. Adams has recorded six solo albums, three releases with East Bay Soul and fourteen recordings as a founding member of Tower of Power, legendary for his arrangements that made the TOP horn section a sought out entity all its own.
In his newest musical pursuit Grammy and Emmy nominated trumpeter Adams continues his artistic evolution alongside East Bay Soul with the dynamic THAT’S LIFE – A collection of eleven songs that fuses his love for vintage soul music and pop, with powerful horns and gorgeous orchestration.
His 1995 debut Hidden Agenda went all the way to #1 on Billboard and stayed there for five weeks… He hasn’t looked back since. With countless collaborations in the studio and live on stage, Adams has made his mark on a broad stretch of today’s music landscape that includes jazz, pop, rock, R&B, soul, and funk.
“The best part” says Adams was putting the band together and building a sound unique to our style and creating a group that was more like brothers.” Former Tower of Power alumni Lee Thornburg on trumpet, Former Tower of Power alumni and Musical Director for Joe Cocker, Nick Milo on keys, Herman Matthews on drums… the equation goes world class! “We have the perfect person in Darryl Walker for lead vocals and the horn section breathes as one. Herman Matthews, former Tower of Power alumni drives the bus and the rhythm section is just so tight, they can play it all! These are some of the best musicians that I have ever worked with!”
Setting no boundaries and seeking no labels Greg has arranged, performed and recorded with countless artists as diverse as his career, including The Eurythmics, Rod Stewart, Lyle Lovett, Heart, Linda Ronstadt, Luther Vandross, Aaron Neville, The Brothers Johnson, Phish, Little Feat, Wilson Pickett, Huey Lewis and the News, Raphael Saadiq, Al Green, Quincy Jones, B.B. King, Everclear, Chicago, Bonnie Raitt, Dionne Warwick, Ray Charles, Peter Frampton, Billy Preston, Terrence Trent Darby, Josh Groban, Madonna, The Rolling Stones and Celine Dion to name a very few.
Greg has played on over six hundred recordings. Beginning early with his arrangements on Santana’s “Everything Is Everything”, Elton John’s “The Bitch Is Back” Chaka Kahn’s “Fool’s Paradise” Little Feat’s “High Roller” and Heart’s “Tell It like It Is”. You’ve heard Greg’s collaboration with Paul Shaffer on the opening theme of Late Show With David Letterman and on score arrangements in films as, Duets, Mask, Top Gun, Saving Silverman, Austin Powers In Goldmember with Smashmouth. Teaming up with Stanley Clarke on Little Big League and on Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band with the illustrious George Martin.
Creating a perfect blend of talent and camaraderie that tells this ten-piece ensemble we know we have something special. With East Bay Soul Greg say’s “ It’s like looking bliss in eye.
Get Ready To Funk Your World!