A d a m w a t t s
Adam Watts is a Recording Artist, Songwriter, Record Producer, Mixing Engineer & Fine-Art Artist. He honed his creative skills first as a drummer, then soon after as a multi-instrumentalist & self-produced solo artist and subsequently began songwriting & producing for other artists. He has released 7 solo albums to date (including his most recent album, "MORE" coming in late 2015) and as a songwriter & producer has contributed to over 50 million albums sold worldwide across the mainstream and CCM industries.
His artist collaborations include work with iRussi, (in partnerships with BROKEN CITY), Colton Dixon, Demi Lovato, Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus, Plain White T's, Hey Violet, Sheryl Crow, Jeremy Camp, and Switchfoot as well as numerous other television and feature film placements and commissions.
His renowned studio skills encompass every creative & professional aspect of product creation, from songwriting & sound design, to engineering, producing, mixing & mastering as well as art direction, design & branding.
Watts’ work in visual arts (including photography and fine art) has garnered critical acclaim. His assemblage and photography work has been featured in various fine art galleries including The Egan, the CENTER Gallery, The Paul Williams Gallery, and was selected for inclusion in juried shows at The Brea Contemporary Art and OCCCA (Orange County Center for Contemporary Art). Watts’ love of artistic yet functional design has led him into the world of handmade leather goods via his company AMW HUMAN DECOR. Adam has released two book of his art. One, a collection of photography of the Salton Sea entitled DESOLATION CALIFORNIA and the other a photo gallery documenting his assemblage work entitled DIVERGENCY: The Art & Writings of Adam Watts.
In 2012, Watts’ opened his own gallery in Downtown Fullerton called INTERNAL Gallery & Oddities. INTERNAL features AMW HUMAN DECOR and most notably, his striking assemblage work (shown monthly at the city’s popular Fullerton Artwalk). Watts has also produced and/or directed music videos, short films as well as promotional web content for a variety of artists including Colton Dixon, Sanni & iRussi. Watts is also a screenwriter with multiple scripts in development.
Watts works in partnership with Andy Dodd as part of Red Decibel, and in 2013 formed BROKEN CITY in partnership with songwriting/production partner and longtime friend, Gannin Arnold. Watts/Arnold also write/record as a rock duo called MOON KILLER. They released their first album "Pretty Stupid" in July of 2014.
BROKEN CITY has recently broadened it's reach into two key areas; education and percussive arts with renowned marching arts, visionary/educator, Mike Jackson. In the fall of 2015 the leading percussion ensemble formerly known as OCI changed their name to BROKEN CITY PERCUSSION as a result of the Watts/Jackson partnership. Preceding this partnership, OCI based their 2014 show on Watts' song "Bloom" from his album "Way Out".
The following season's show, entitled "CAGE" (inspired by the Watts song of the same name), Watts contributed more music as well as collaborated as a partner with Jackson and the team from a design standpoint. In addition to original music written for the show (alongside music by Kevin Shaw and Mike Jackson) song from Watts' solo albums were repurposed. These include, "Motherfather" (The Hero and the Pain) and "Reborn" (Way Out).
In late 2014 Watts began expressly developing what he calls "A Holistic Approach to the Arts". This work is based on the belief that the artist and their work is best served by a unique approach that seamlessly integrates "The Four Pillars" of the human experience: SPIRITUALITY, PSYCHOLOGY, PHILOSOPHY & PHYSIOLOGY. This approach will be conveyed in the coming months/years through the work of BROKEN CITY: which will include educational events/classes/seminars as well as through any and all artistic projects under the BROKEN CITY umbrella (with Arnold & Jackson).
Wrapping this diverse array of talents around his passion for his own work, Artist Development & Education. The deeper purposes of art and the creative lifestyle is what drives a unique perspective on arts education & mentorship as well as his approach to helping to guide artists toward successful and fulfilling careers in the arts.