Adrian West

The Adrian West Trio delivers a full, diverse sound that spans acoustic rock, classical, Celtic, Cajun, West African and jazz styles. Combining vocal harmonies, electric violin, guitar, bass, drums and live “looping”, the Trio keeps audiences on the edge of their seats with a fun mix of originals, covers and instrumentals

Adrian started playing violin at the age of four and in his teens studied classical violin at the McGill Conservatory of Music in Montreal. He later learned to play drums, guitar and developed his vocal technique.

Adrian moved from Montreal to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1995. As a violinist supporting local Bay Area bands, he played some of the area's better known venues including the Fillmore, Yoshi's SF (main stage), Slim’s, The Independent and The Sweetwater.

Eventually, Adrian began performing solo, combining violin, guitar, mandolin, beatboxing and vocals in a live performance that relied heavily on 'looping'. He recorded an all-instrumental demo CD called The One-Man String Quartet which got airplay on Keller Williams' nationally syndicated radio show Keller's Cellar, as well as on Derk Richardson's Hear and Now show on KPFA in Berkeley,

Around 2005 he formed the Adrian West Trio and in 2010 he released his first full-length CD Chameleons and Butterflies. When his Trio performs live, Adrian switches off between voice, violin, and electric guitar, and weaves live looping of all three into his performance, backed by a rock solid rhythm section

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