When you witness Adam Katz on stage, you don’t simply ‘hear’ him; you become ‘engaged’ and ‘involved’; and when you’re talking about his melodic fusion of pop, R&B and hip-hop, it’s something altogether more authentic than the manufactured ‘hits’ we’ve come to expect from the charts. Adam Katz is the real deal.
Katz’ grassroots success is evident in his already impressive history on stage, both as a solo artist as well as lead vocalist for ‘The Next Step’ collective. He’s a regular at Sydney hotspots like The Basement, The Beresford and The IVY, has performed several times at the seminal Splendour in the Grass Festival, and on the other end of the spectrum, supported the likes of R&B sensation Lloyd, as well as Akon, Pitbull and Kelly Rowland on the urban Supafest lineup.
The reason for Katz’ bubbling success is clear – his engaging live charisma, where he’s just as comfortable fronting his 8-piece band, delivering a smooth pop melody or throwing down an improvised rap or freestyle. He’s celebrated for being able to break away from his routine at any moment, riffing spontaneously on what’s going on around him in the crowd.
In June’13, Katz released his debut single ‘Stars’ through Central Station Records/Universal Music, which achieved incredible success with national rotation on 2dayfm, Nova, and MTV. Adam also completed an 8 date, East Coast tour of the single, to very favorable reviews.
Katz recently returned from a writing and promotional trip to the UK, where he recorded with ‘Stars’ producer CUTMORE (Maroon 5, Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey), and many other revered writers, as well as performing shows at several major bars and clubs all around the UK.