Who is Vadel? ” He’s young, gorgeous, bursting at the seams with talent, French, played with the biggest and everyone young and not so young loves him! ” says one of his French fans in LA!
Born Adam Vadel, he is a French 20-year-old songwriter, singer, musician, and producer born in August 1993, a cross between Marc Bolan and Michael Hutchence. At the age of 6, he studies music at the Erik Satie Academy of Paris and a few years later he performs on stage for the first time at 9 years old as a pianist with Tyrone Downie (The Wailers) in a Latin club in Paris.
In high school, he learns to play guitar on his own and forms his first band and also participates weekly to jam sessions in the biggest jazz clubs of Paris. He is a guest on « Le Grand Journal» to present his first solo album released digitally. Later on, at one of his shows at the Gibus Club, he meets the president of Universal Music France, Pascal Nègre, who signs him on the record label Polydor. Vadel starts a year of touring and performs with his band all over Europe as an opening act for Joe Cocker, Iggy Pop, P!NK and INXS.
At 17, he represents France at the White Nights Festival of St. Petersburg and wins the First People’s Choice Award allowing him to perform as a supporting act with The Doors +Ian Astbury, Woody Allen, and Thin Lizzy. When he gets back from Russia, Vadel graduates and decides to dedicate himself fully to music.
This past summer, the band performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and opened for Santana’s European tour. In New York, Vadel works with producer Nick Sansano (Sonic Youth, Public Enemy, Run DMC). Vadel is signed to EMI‘s label Play-On, which released the band’s first single, “Drama Queen.” He is currently composing the music for a French and Canadian production, a rock opera called: A Tale of the Future.
Vadel in Concert US Debut: Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 At 7.30 PM www.theatreraymondkabbaz.com
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