Adrian Belew Biography
(Guitarist, Singer, Composer, Songwriter)
Birthday: December 23, 1949 (Capricorn)
Born In: Covington
Adrian Belew is one among the many artistes who have played a pivotal role in American music. Though most musicians would stick to a single role of playing just one instrument, or being mere vocalists, Adrian Belew has essayed multiple roles in his career spanning almost four decades. Other than primarily being a guitarist, Belew has also contributed to the field of music as a singer and songwriter. He has even experimented playing various other instruments such as guitar synthesizer, percussion piano, keyboards, bass, cello, double bass, and Koto. Belew started pursuing his musical dream by trying drums and guitar during his teenage years. Adrian always wanted his music to sound quite different from the rest. Instead of merely sticking to the traditional sounds produced by musical instruments, he also incorporated new sounds such as car horns and animal noises into his music, to make the work seem unusual. Belew has collaborated with many bands ever since, notably ‘Talking Heads’, ‘King Crimson’, ‘Nine Inch Nails’, and ‘Porcupine Tree’. He has also worked with popular musicians like ‘David Bowie’ and ‘Laura Anderson’ during this long career.