|Adrian was born in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. He
started piano lessons at an early age, getting into Rock & Roll via
the local Gospel scene.
His family moved to the North of England where he completed
his music grades at college. He worked in the evening playing for
a dance band then toured the Northern club circuit, his first
original piece was played at the Edinburgh Festival.
Adrian moved to London where he joined a group touring and
also played piano in the East End pubs. After a brief tour of
Germany playing the American bases Adrian returned to
London to work as a sessionist for recording and publishing
companies; a couple of artists he worked with were Tim Hardin
and Marc Bolan 'I Love to Boogie' (Billy Elliot).
Adrian then did a three month tour of Spain with a group called
'Groupo Son' playing major venues before returning again to
England in 1977 to tour with Gilbert O'Sullivan, playing live on
stage at the Brighton Dome. A recording contract with 'Pepper
Records' part of 'United Artists' led to Adrian recording his own
material with Patrick Moraz (Moody Blues) in Geneva.
Back to the London session scene where Adrian emerged with
Birdie Song' which in 2000, beat The Teletubbies to No. 1 for the
most irritating song ever. Other hits, 'Lets All Sing (like the
birdies sing)' and 'Sanctuary' for the RSPB followed.
Adrian then opened the successful 'One to One' studios in
London before going on tour in Britain and Spain, his one man
show also toured in Norway. In the '90's Adrian moved to
Madeira, Portugal. He worked with Portuguese producer Luis
Filipe contributing two songs to Luis' album 'Emocoes'
(emotions), performed by the band 'Cazanova'.
Adrian remains on Madeira where he now works with Trevor
Brown on Adrian's original material with Trevor's arrangements.
The first album now complete is 'Tiedmarks'.
The second album is on the way.
|Adrian and Luis Filipe
live on TV
|* Who is Adrian Bennett? *
|Adrian Bennett and Trevor Brown
|Adrian as a baby
|1977 O'sullivan tour,
loading equipment with Josh
|Daily Mirror Bingo
Josh draws 22!
|*Who is Trevor Brown?*
|Trevor was born in Ramsgate. His music career started at the age
of eight, playing an accordion in summer season variety shows
in the Thanet area.
In 1966 he went to University College, London to read
Chemistry. At weekends he was playing regularly in dance
bands and writing music arrangements for various cabaret
Since graduating in 1971 Trevor has been in the music business
on a full time basis and has worked extensively in most areas.
His greatest interest has been in arranging and Trevor had the
fortune to work closely with Alyn Ainsworth from 1978 until
Ainsworth's death in 1990. During this time Trevor contributed
to many television shows including several Royal Variety
Performances, many "Nights of 100 Stars" and BAFTA award
Trevor had a hand in shaping and arranging music for many
T.V. series such as Wednesday at Eight, Live from the Palladium,
Summertime Special, Surprise Surprise, Russ Abbot's Madhouse,
Cannon and Ball,Paul Daniel's Magic Show and many more.
Trevor's work in television continues; he has been privileged to
be the musical director for five Royal Variety Performances for
ITV. "Stars in Their Eyes" has occupied his time since 1990 along
with shows like Pop Idol, An Audience With Coronation Street
and How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?
Trevor has just finished writing for the second series of Soapstar
Superstar for Granada T.V. which was transmitted this January.