22 July 1961, London, England. Best known as a guitarist, although he also sings and produces, Adams spent much of his childhood in the Middle East, where his father was a diplomat, and where he developed a love for Arabic music. Returning to London in the late 70s he was inspired by the punk scene to take up the guitar. During the 80s he played in an unsuccessful pop band the Impossible Dreamers, followed by work with Blyth Power and the Frank Chickens. He then hooked up with Jah Wobble who encouraged him to explore his interest in Middle Eastern and North African music. As a member of Wobbles Invaders Of The Heart, Adams recorded and toured throughout the early 90s, and also found time for session work with artists including Peter Gabriel and Billy Bragg.
Having parted company with Wobble, Adams played with another former member of Invaders Of The Heart, Natacha Atlas, appearing on her acclaimed 1997 album Halim and also as a member...