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Adam Long

Adam Long

As well as playing sax at Dubai’s top venues, Adam Long is also responsible for supplying venues, hotels, top sporting and corporate events with top musicians through his music booking agency SOLE Agency. Adam gave Infusion Magazine an insight into his life with music.

My biggest gig ever was…

The biggest audience for me in the region was probably playing with local musician Tim Hassall’s band Bridge Incident at Beats on the Beach 2015 in Abu Dhabi - that night it was rumoured around 15,000 were in the crowd on the beach! 

I’m most proud of…

My family. My son is just over a year old now. He was born at 33 weeks and underwent various operations in his first 6 weeks. He is an absolute fighter and words can’t express how proud I am of him and my wife Holly. 

The artist I’d most like to work with is…

If I could have, James Brown and Earth Wind and Fire, I think. Any of those big-time funk/soul bands with a top horn section!

One thing you may not know about me is that…

I have a first-class honours degree in BSc Quantity Surveying from London Southbank University. 

This year, I’m playing in…

 Waka at The Oberoi (Business Bay) and Cargo at Pier 7, (Dubai Marina) - both with DJ, but very different styles of music!

My music sounds like…

A cross of traditional big-band music and funk and soul. I studied both classical and jazz at music school.

The one piece of music kit I can’t live without is…

“A saxophone", every sax player’s sound is distinguished by the saxophone they play and make of mouthpiece and brand of reed they use. For my work with DJ at the moment I play either my Alto Yamaha 62 Mk2 (sax) or White Alto Vibrato with a Jodie Jazz DV NY (mouth piece) and Vandoren Java reeds.  

For more information go to www.sole-agency.com

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