George Adrian is a staple in the Los Angeles music scene. Originally from Chicago, George was chosen by Gene Simmons (KISS) for House of Lords before being tapped for Aragon (Arista Records).
Moving on from Aragon, Adrian recorded an experimental instrumental album with partner Tyler Bates (Marilyn Manson/ Film Composer). Most of those recordings made their way to Adam Rifkin’s cult classic Psycho Cop 2. This success led to further film opportunities including the feature film “Blue Flame” (Cassian Elwes).
Despite Adrian’s success with film scoring and composing, his original passion for performing led to a long-time residency at the world-famous Cat Club. During that period, Adrian toured with several bands and co-founded his next band JAY, whom notably would go on to record and release two albums through 2013.
The original team of Adrian and Bates would resurface as Bates began hiring Adrian for songs that would eventually appear in Kingdom (DirecTV). Adrian would share demos of his current project “Road Trip” with Bates who became enamored with the developing project and joined the project on bass. During the same sessions, a chance meeting with Paul Beard, keyboardist and musical director (Bryan Ferry, James Blunt, Robbie Williams) helped to round out the Road Trip project.
Road Trip was released on October 10, 2017 and is George Adrian’s latest release. Road Trip is a sophisticated and layered project that couples the moods and textures of his film and television work with the passion and storytelling of Adrian’s singer songwriting background.
Collaborator and film maker Robert Saitzyk (White of Winter/Godspeed) produced and directed two key videos which will be released as part of the Road Trip project.
While the pandemic changed people's paths it coalesced a handful of projects for George in 2022 and beyond.
First, George Adrian will accompany Jerry Cantrell on bass for Jerry Cantrell's Brighten U.S. Tour this spring and European Tour this summer.
Following the tour, sessions for the final JAY album (Wild Eyed & Lion Hearted) begin late this summer. Expect new JAY music in 2023. Players slotted for the album are Chad Von Haden, Mark Tremalgia, Johnny Martin, Steve Walter, Alex Locascio, and Tyler Bates.
Finally, George Adrian and Peter Lewis (Moby Grape) will finish a 5 year collaboration that will culminate in an album (untitled) of all new compositions with the legendary artist.