Adam Wakeman, current keyboardist and plays guitar with Black Sabbath and the son of long term Yes
keyboardist Rick Wakeman, was born into a musical family and started
playing classical piano at the age of 8. By the age of seventeen he had
obtained grade 8 from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of
Music and had recorded the first album with father Rick Wakeman. Father
and son toured extensively, the two of them sitting at grand pianos to
full scale rock performances with orchestra and choir. At the age of 24
Adam won the Keyboard Magazine Best New Talent award and promptly
started a session career of his own in London.
In the mid-1990s, Wakeman formed Jeronimo Road with Fraser
Thorneycroft-Smith. An album, Live at the Orange, was released after
the band broke up on the Explore Multimedialabel.
In 2000 and 2001 he toured with his father's old band the Strawbs.
Adam released 4 solo albums, "Soliloquy", "100 Years Overtime", "Real World Trilogy" and "Neurasthenia".
In 2006, he put together the progressive rock band Headspace, with
vocalist Damian Wilson, guitarist Pete Rinaldi, bass player Lee Pomeroy
and drummer Richard Brook. Their EP entitled I am... was released in
2007 to coincide with support shows at Wembley Arena, Birmingham's NIA
and Dublin's The Point with Ozzy Osbourne. They released their debut
concept album I Am Anonymous worldwide on 22 May 2012 on the Inside Out
/ Century Media record label to critical acclaim.
He recorded six original albums with his father as Wakeman with
Wakeman, and three live albums. He also participated in Wakeman's tours
from 1992, and he appeared in the DVDfrom the Gran Rex, Argentina as
well as 2009's Six Wives of Henry VIII at Hampton Court Palace. The
2010 release, Scream, from Ozzy Osbourne featured five songs co-written
by Adam Wakeman, although an error in the liner notes means the track
"I Want It More" was wrongly credited to only Osbourne and Kevin Churko.
On 2 July 2011, Adam started his own radio show on TotalRock radio
in London along with fellow members of Headspace, where he (once a
month, every first Saturday) will be playing "the best rock, metal and
prog over the last 30 years" and also a track each show from
Headspace's debut album, expected in January 2012.
In November 2012 Adam rejoined the Strawbs on tour. Adam is currently touring with Ozzy Osborne and Black Sabbath.
Adam's comments on the Sonuus Wahoo:
"The Wahoo Pedal does everything you wished a standard wah wah pedal could do. I've found it inspirational in the writing and recording process - something that rarely occurs nowadays with a new bit of equipment."