Adam was born in Sydney, Australia and began playing euphonium at the age of 9 in his primary school concert band.
In 2014, he relocated to Manchester to study at the Royal Northern College of Music under the tutelage of David Thornton and Steven Mead. In 2018, he completed his studies at the RNCM with a First Class degree with Honours. He then went on to complete an MA in Music with Distinction from The University of Salford.
Previous to Black Dyke, Adam has enjoyed time with the Grimethorpe Colliery Band, Fairey Band, and Leyland Band. He has performed in some of the world’s most iconic venues – most notably the Sydney Opera House stage in 2013, as a soloist. In that same year he became the Australian National Euphonium Champion.
Adam is the tutor of euphonium and baritone at The University of Salford and The University of Manchester. He also teaches within the Stockport Schools’ Brass Bands, and as a private tutor.
Adam has experienced significant success with his quartet, ‘The Brass Compass Euphonium Quartet’. The group won the ‘International Tuba and Euphonium Quartet Competition’ in 2016, which was held in Tennessee, USA. And in the same month also won the prestigious ‘Philip Jones Brass Ensemble Chamber Music Competition’. Later that year, the quartet were invited to perform as artists for the ‘Singapore Low Brass Festival’.