Adrian began to have interest in music and voice around the age of 15 and started singing and playing the piano at 17. He joined a Melodic Death metal band in 2002 where he used a growl/scream type vocal style until he began to get singing lessons intensely to do what he wanted to do. When he left the melodic death metal band the guitarist “Toby Stewart” left with him to create what later became “Awake By Design” in late 2007. Adrian has performed various shows of entertainment outside of Awake By Design including piano/singing improvisations and acting plays.
Name: Adrian J Powell
Gear: Shure sm58 (Wireless), Roland Fantom G8
Top bands: Iron Maiden, Scar Symmetry, Simon and Garfunkel, Pet Shop Boys
Top Albums: Seventh son of a seventh son – Iron Maiden, Actually – Pet Shop Boys
Top Songs: Phil Collins – Against all odds, Simon and Garfunkel – Bridge over troubled waters.
Favourite Food: Chicken and fish, warm and wriggly
Favourite Drink: Tea, Coffee
Favourite Films/TV: Star wars, Bloodsport, Braveheart, Spartacus – Blood and Sand
Interests: Martial Arts, Gym, Acting and live music.
Best ABD Moment: First touching Jans’ beard!