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"There's little he can't do, and do well." --

Through over 2,000 gigs and nearly 1,000 sessions, vocalist/multiinstrumentalist/songwriter/producer Adam Marsland explored every facet of life as a musician. From rough and tumble years touring with punk-pop band Cockeyed Ghost through his travels as a DIY trouabour then as producer, session musician, label owner, and now world traveler, Adam has never stopped growing, exploring and expanding.

After helping to spearhead the "pop underground" scene in mid '90s Los Angeles, Adam and Cockeyed Ghost were signed to Rykodisc-distributed indie Big Deal in 1996. Constant touring, shows with Redd Kross, Shonen Knife, Fastball and Third Eye Blind, an appearance in an NBC TV movie and on the cover of the L.A. Weekly followed, as did four albums, each more critically acclaimed than the last.

Following the bankruptcy of Big Deal, and anticipating changes in the music industry, Adam changed focus. Using primitive crowdsourcing and social networking years before it was commonplace, he became self-sufficient as a recording and touring musician. He founded the Karma Frog label to tour and promote his albums. He was constantly on the road from 2000-2003, 2008-2010, and 2013-14, and a tiny cult following supported the tours and Adam's new recordings.

The Beach Boys-oriented Long Promised Road (2007) CD in collaboration with soul legend Evie Sands and Grammy winners Alan Boyd and Mark Linett became a collector's item. Even more impressively, his next two albums Daylight Kissing Night (2008) and Go West (2009) achieved #34 and #22, respectively, on's sales chart. The stylistically diverse Go West, a song cycle spread over two discs, was Adam's high water mark as a songwriter. The next album Hello Cleveland (2010), was a satirical return to punk influences, recorded in less than eight hours by Adam's touring band with noted death metal producer Bill Korecky.

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Adam with '60s legends the Standells (left); session drummer Hal Blaine (center); and Beach Boys David Marks and Al Jardine (right).

After working alongside musicians from the legendary Wrecking Crew, Adam began to focus more on sideman and studio work. He also joined another legendary '60s group, The Standells, as co lead singer and guitarist until his increasing studio workload forced him to quit the band in 2011. Adam had opened a studio in his garage, also named Karma Frog, and it quickly became a mecca for artists who wanted Adam's analog-era musical abilities and ear for arrangement and harmony. He also performed marathon 50+ song concerts with his virtuoso Chaos Band (featuring Sands, bassist Teresa Cowles [whose work with the Chaos Band earned her a spot in the Brian Wilson biopic Love and Mercy playing bassist Carol Kaye) and Cockeyed Ghost drummer Kurt Medlin) in Los Angeles.

He returned to his own music with a new album, The Owl And The Full Moon, in 2013, and followed it up with three major tours in the U.S., Canada and Europe. In 2015, Adam announced he would expand the Karma Frog label to outside artists produced at the studio. He then returned to Europe for 12 shows, including several with his new soul-oriented project Pacific Soul Ltd. 2016 saw more Adam-produced CDs in the marketplace, including Beach Boy David Marks' album Back In The Garage and Pacific Soul Ltd.'s debut The Dance Divine. He also produced and played nearly all the instruments on the debut and sophomore CDs by New Mexico songwriter Rob Martinez.

In 2017 Adam released Bulé, his first album of new original material in four years, working from tracks made on a field recorder in Bali and other southeast Asian locales. It includes the first recorded performance by exiled Laotian singer Chantana na Hat Yai since 1986. Immediately following the release of the album he announced that he would be taking an extended sabbatical from the United States and from performing, though he still maintains the Karma Frog label and is preparing two new releases for 2018. He also was profiled in 2018 in The New York Times for his non-music interest in amateur detecting and desert hiking. He currently divides his time between Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam.

Adam's range and output are vast. He has embarked on nearly 30 tours covering three continents. He is a credited musician on 50 CDs and on a dozen different instruments, as well as being an acknowledged expert on harmony vocals and a disciple of the Beach Boys' recording style, though he has also dabbled in power pop, soul, roots rock and punk in his 20 year career. He has recorded 11 official albums as featured artist, and as many more in rarities and limited edition discs. As a producer, he is credited with 20 full-length CDs. He has performed or tracked with members of the Beach Boys, Earth Wind and Fire, Three Dog Night, Badfinger, X, Faster Pussycat, The GAP Band, plus Davie Allan, Carnie and Wendy Wilson, Paul Collins, The Honeys, Trotsky Icepick, Wondermints, 2008 Tony Award Winner Stew/The Negro Problem, Ronnie Mack, plus cameo appearances with Counting Crows, Brian Wilson, Julia Fordham, Matthew Sweet, and Stan Ridgway, to name just a few of the literally hundreds of artists Adam has played alongside over the years.

After 30+ years of adventures in music, Adam's philosophy can be boiled down to a simple credo: "keep good time, play cleanly, respect the song." And never stop reaching outward.