Adam Spiegl

Bassist, guitarist, composer | Melbourne, Australia

About

Adam Spiegl is a bassist and guitarist based in Melbourne, Australia.

Born in the Czech Republic, Adam arrived in Melbourne as a young child after his family fled the regime with barely any possessions to their name besides the books they couldn't bare to part with. Growing up with these stories and his parents' love of music and the arts, his creativity was nurtured from a young age and a career as a musician was almost inevitable.

After graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts Adam commenced his professional career as a freelance bassist, and now over ten years later he has performed and recorded with some of Australia’s most highly regarded musicians. He has since expanded his skillset to include the guitar and performs regularly on both instruments. In 2015 Adam was one of ten semi-finalists in the 2015 National Jazz Awards for bass, Australia’s most prestigious award for young jazz musicians.

In 2016 Adam recorded his debut solo album Wintering, a self-produced instrumental release that draws on progressive rock, jazz and fusion and showcases Adam’s highly melodic compositional style. The album is a multi-layered journey, delicately sparse at points and building to large textural soundscapes of interwoven guitar and bass melodies.

In addition to his solo work Adam is one third of L.A.A. alongside Louise Goh (piano) and Adam Coad (drums). The trio released their debut album Crossing Ahead in 2013. He is one half of experimental folk outfit Bitter Almond with vocalist/guitarist Erica Bramham and a member of In Our Own Words, a collaborative project that explores the music of the 20th Century’s greatest songwriters. Adam is also a member of the Jack Pantazis Group, with whom he has recorded two albums, What? and With The Little We Have and the Nathan Liow Trio, who released their debut album NLT in 2012. Some of Adam's other recent recordings include Adam Rudegeair's The Bowie Project and Bourbon St to Brunswick St, Tierra's Allestree, Watson/Liow's Here In The Corner, Henry Manetta and the Trip's Sexjazz and Erica Bramham's Twelve Moons.

Adam's performance career is complemented by a healthy private teaching practice, tutoring students in bass, guitar and music theory.

Releases

Wintering - Adam Spiegl (2016)

All compositions, instruments, mixing and mastering by Adam Spiegl.


Crossing Ahead - L.A.A. (2013)

Louise Goh - piano / keyboard
Adam Spiegl - bass
Adam Coad - drums
Also featuring Robert Simone on saxophone

Projects

Adam Spiegl

Adam Spiegl's solo work is a product of his wide musical influences, from progressive rock and fusion to jazz and folk music. His compositions are highly melodic and he explores textures and soundscapes, with interwoven guitar and bass lines that are both intimate and powerful. His self-produced debut album Wintering was released in 2016.

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L.A.A.

L.A.A. is a Melbourne-based contemporary jazz trio, comprising Louise Goh on piano, Adam Spiegl on double bass, and Adam Coad on drums. The trio formed in late 2009 and in mid-2013 released their debut album Crossing Ahead. The trio's repertoire features all original compositions and their music is characterised by a lyrical and contemporary sound, along with infectious grooves.

L.A.A. on Facebook


Bitter Almond

Bitter Almond skates the borders of folk, jazz and experimental pop, showcasing original music and arrangements of traditional folk songs. Acoustic and electric guitars converse with effects and vocal loops while exceptional songwriting takes centre stage. Formed in 2016 by multi-instrumentalists Erica Bramham and Adam Spiegl, and featuring some of Melbourne's best hidden musical talents.

bitteralmondband.com
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