Adrian Glynn is an accomplished singer/songwriter, musician, actor and burgeoning travel writer. He recently signed to Vancouver’s Light Organ Records and released his first full-length record through them in Fall 2011 to much national acclaim: “On Bruise, Glynn shows his incredible lyrical skills, wedged somewhere between the storytelling whimsy of Iron and Wine’s Sam Beam and the honesty of Josh Ritter” (Vancouver Sun). Bruise also netted Glynn a nomination for Emerging Artist of the Year at the 2012 Canadian Independent Music Awards. In 2009, Glynn was a finalist in a province-wide music competition, the Peak Performance Project, after completing his first (self-titled) recording with producer Dave Genn of 54-40.
In the Fall of 2010, Glynn was a much lauded solo act at many of the UK’s finest music and literary events including the Dylan Thomas Festival in Wales and the Word! Festival in Leicester, who described his show as “funny, charming and shockingly brilliant.. The lyrics are poems and the performance astonishing”. Glynn has also toured all over Canada playing numerous folk and pop festivals and was CBC Radio3 host Grant Lawrence’s “act to see” at 2011’s Pop Okanagan festival in British Columbia.
For the past 3 years, Glynn has also been a member of acclaimed modern roots music act, The Fugitives. Together, they have released two records, toured extensively both in Canada and abroad and played numerous folk and literary festivals, including the Vancouver Folk Festival, the Hillside Music Festival and the Dylan Thomas Festival: “One of the best events we’ve ever had… right up there with Allen Ginsberg and Ken Kesey”. (Executive Director, Dylan Thomas Festival, UK).
Recently, Glynn starred as “The Writer” in the Firehall Arts Centre’s celebrated new theatrical work, Chelsea Hotel; Featuring the Songs and Poems of Leonard Cohen. Glynn brought his own understanding of the legendary writer’s music and poetry to the stage with “such bruising honesty that he stops the show”. (Georgia Straight).
As a travel writer, Glynn has released a compilation of travel writings from a year spent in India and the Middle East entitled Fish-Skin Memories (2010) and is set to release new music (both Fugitives and solo) in 2013.
This deep, spine-tingling singer-songwriter is certainly sky-bound no matter what.
foot stomping, mind bending, face achingly funny – songs to make you laugh, cry, think and feel – book him now before (he) gets too big to fit in your suitcase – beautiful and brilliant!
-Bang Said the Gun, London UK
Funny, charming and shockingly brilliant. The lyrics are poems and the performance astonishing.
-Word! Festival, Leicester, UK