Tom Adamson (27), who now lives in London, has spent the last few days promoting ‘Acceptable Taboo’ by Sum Bampot Band, the name he made up to reflect his Scottish roots, in and around Fife.
The album, which has lots of Scottish influences in it, was written, recorded and produced by Tom himself, with much of the work done in his own recording studio he has built at his flat in Old Street, London.
Tom started learning drums, his main instrument, and jazz piano from a young age and he joined Fife Youth Jazz Orchestra aged 10 where, he says, he developed much of his playing skills.
“I certainly wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for FYJO and the wonderful tuition and encouragement I had from Richard Michael,” he said.
“It was through him that I was able to do a diploma at St Andrews University, studying at the weekends, while also studying for an HND in sound engineering at Forth Valley College.”
Tom went on to study jazz percussion at the Guildhall in London and while there he started up his own company Midtown Music, and the Baltik Ceilidh Band which performed at events up and down the country, supporting artists including Sister Sledge and T’Pau.
Sum Bampot Band was formed from the ceilidh band, with Tom performing many of the instruments on the CD.
“It’s taken a year to complete, and we’re very proud of it. The first copies have just been produced and now I am just going all out to let people know about it.”
To download the album visit: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/acceptable-taboo/id953616834.