Charlie Adams

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Charlie Adams is an American drummer, percussionist, drum engineer, composer, and producer. He formed the rock band Chameleon in the 1980s, and was known for his revolving, upside-down drum set. He has been drum lead for Yanni through nine major concert tours. The two have recorded 14 albums, some reaching multi-platinum status; and their music has been used in soundtracks of various films, television, and televised sporting events. Adams is widely recognized for his drum solo on the Yanni Live at the Acropolis music video, and is featured in Yanni Live at Royal Albert Hall and Yanni Live! The Concert Event. He has recorded with Bradley Joseph, and has played for the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band, as well as guest performances with various symphonies and percussion ensembles. He gives motivational talks and seminars, conducts drum clinics, and provides private lessons, a few of whom have included Jimmy Chamberlin of the Smashing Pumpkins and Billy Mason, drummer for Tim McGraw. He also runs an on-line music store and owns a 24-track digital recording studio, Adams Apple Studio, in Nashville, TN. As a spokesman for the Autism Society of America, he is co-producing a full-length feature film, Jason’s Run, which highlights the challenging disorder of autism.