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Adam Dawson

BC Camplight

Adam is a drummer and percussionist based in Manchester, UK. A city that, thanks to its vibrant scene and strong heritage, fuelled a passion for music and inspired his development as a musician. Starting out playing in local indie, rock and punk bands, he later studied music at university to further his playing vocabulary and technique with a keen focus on jazz music, performance, latin percussion and production. Since then, Adam has continued to apply himself to a large variety of projects, shaping him into a versatile player, highly regarded across multiple genres both live and in the studio. Currently he is the drummer for the critically acclaimed songwriter BC Camplight (Bella Union Records), recording drums and percussion on the previous three albums and performing live since 2015 via UK/European tours and major festivals. Adam describes the gig as “a perfect mix of all the elements. I play light on some tunes and then fully rock out on others. There are moments of improvisation/soloing, I trigger lots of samples and loops, play slower songs and then play lightning fast. It's great fun and very varied.


"I use BDC because the craftsmanship and quality is unrivalled. The beautiful design makes the stage look incredible and the sound delivers every time.  Plus, for me, the company is local so that makes it extra special and it’s exciting to be a part of the BDC journey.  I currently use the Lounge series kit and that gives me the punch of birch with the darker tones of mahogany.  For me, they’re perfect for both recording and live."

Adam's Setup

Lounge Series

  • 22x14 or 24x14

  • 13x9

  • 16x16

  • Snares - Bluebird/Big Softy/Maverick

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