Adem is a blues-influenced singer-songwriter in the tradition of John Mayer, Mac Ayres, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmy Page, and Jimi Hendrix.
He became enthralled with the blues when he attended the 2015 Chicago Blues Fest and was particularly moved by Buddy Guy’s rain-soaked but blistering performance. After the set, Adem wanted to learn more about the history and genre of blues, and would take it upon himself to study some of the greats on his own. He also got the opportunity to be apart of the Chicago Blues Kids Foundation.
Adem was born in Rockford, IL and spent his childhood in the small town of Belvidere, Illinois. His musical journey began at the age of nine when his elementary school music teacher reached out to his mother, letting her know that he had an ear for music. This led to Adem learning the guitar and writing his first song, “Watch the Time Go By,” at age eleven. He has since learned many other instruments as well as producing & mixing his own songs.
More recently, Adem caught the attention of a producer from American Idol and was invited to audition for the long-running television series. He had a blast throughout the audition process and was even awarded the Golden Ticket to Hollywood week, where he met many other artists and received great feedback from Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan, & Katy Perry.
Adem has been featured on Cleveland.com, the Daily Herald, Good Day Stateline, Chicago SoundCheck, and was even a Featured Artist on the Chicago Music Guide, just to name a few. More recently, he was invited to be an “American Idol Correspondent” on WTVO Eyewitness News and his music has received airplay on Chicago’s Radio Station WLUW 88.7 and Rockfords “#1 Hit Music Station” 97ZOK.
Adem wants to continue sharing his original music with the world and hopes to perform at festivals and arenas globally. He believes that “When words fail, music speaks” and his goal is to spread positivity and encourage others to follow their dreams and never give up on what they love.