Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, Adam began playing piano by ear at the age of 3, was performing live professionally at 16 and by 18 he was the musical director for PJ Powers, South Africa’s biggest selling female artist. During his 4 years with PJ, Adam performed and recorded with all of South Africa's major recording artists, toured throughout Africa and the United Kingdom and played at a command performance for The Queen Of England. He co-wrote the election campaign song (Now is the Time) for Nelson Mandela's ANC Party for the first free elections in South Africa.Adam relocated to Los Angeles to attend The Musicians Institute. After working as a recording and mix engineer for composer Daniel Licht (Dexter) he turned towards a new direction in his compositions - music for picture. From 2000 – 2008, Adam worked full time at Machine Head Music and Sound Design, working his way up to become Machine Head's Lead Composer. In 2008 Adam set up his own music house, Mira Music & Entertainment.
Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Burger King, Cadillac, Chevy, Chrysler, Cisco, Coke, Cook's Ham, Cricket Wireless, Dodge, Energizer, Excedrin, Farmers Insurance, Ford, Franklin Templeton, Glidden, GM, GMC, Heineken, Honda, Hoover, HP, Jeep, Jose Cuervo, Kaiser Permanente, Kenmore, Las Vegas Tourism, Lincoln Financial, McCains, Mattel Barbie, Mattel Polly Pockets, Medical City, Mitsubishi, MTV, Negra Modelo, Nike, Nissan, Pepsi, Pirelli, Red Bull, Samsung, San Diego Tourism, Scion, Shell, Smirnoff, Sobe, Suzuki, Toyota, Wal-Mart, Whiskers, Xbox
Score for film, video games, web:
Two Pirelli short films for Leo Burnett, Italy: The Call, directed by Antoine Fuqua starring John Malkovich and The Game, directed by Kathryn Bigelow starring Uma Thurman. He scored much of the film Pool Hall Prophets starring Freddie Prinze Jr. Other film and video game contributions include: Blind Horizon with Val Kilmer (Lions Gate Films), The Matrix Reloaded and Matrix Revolutions (Warner Bros.), Full Spectrum Warriors video game (Pandemic & THQ), Blur vs Youtube Mashup for Activision, via Viral Factory U.K. Recently two 60 second web spots for Bump and Flock App. Composed, produced and performed the original score for the Romantic Comedy, Fanie Fourie’s Lobola, due for theatrical release in 2013.
Score for documentaries:
Part scored the acclaimed doc 51 Birch Street (HBO/Cinemax), wrote both songs and score for the doc Goal for Life for The Global Oneness Project, scored a visual doc, Bhutan, for Aine Carey and David Emery and scored the Richard Gere narrated doc, Journey From Zanskar – for writer/director Frederick Marx (Hoop Dreams).
Recent work includes the Main Title theme and underscore for OWN’s flagship show, Welcome To Sweetie Pies and underscore for Hell’s Kitchen (Fox), Freaky Eaters (TLC), Kitchen Nightmares (FOX), My Fair Wedding (WE.tv), Top Gear, USA (History Channel) and Face Off (Syfy).
Songs in films and commercials:
Lose Control and Take My Hand for Raise Your Voice (Hilary Duff); Never Again and If You Wouldn’t Be Mine for Edison (Kevin Spacey, Morgan Freeman, Justin Timberlake) and Forgiveness, Jamie Smiles (with H. Scott Salinas), and Love from Afar for Just Friends (Anna Faris, Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart.) Adam’s song, Where’d You Get That launched Mattel’s Barbie Fashion Fever Doll and Fashion line.
Numerous remixes of artists such as Seal, The Flaming Lips and Jill Scott. Highlight in 2008 was working with Michael Jackson in Vegas, remixing Thriller for the Sobe Super Bowl spot, produced by The Arnell Group starring Naomi Campbell. Most recent remix in 2012 is Little Dragon’s Brush The Heat with KCRW’s Jason Bentley.
Madea's Witness Protection, Sex and the City 2, The Amazing Spider-Man, Tron: Legacy, Ghost Rider 2, The Last Airbender, Devil, The Mechanic, Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark. Adam’s new trailer cue library, Structure Music, released the first compilation, Torsion Formula 1 in August, 2012 and is currently featured in Paranormal Activity 4, Alex Cross and Parker.