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Adam Sieff

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Adam Sieff is Communications Director at Dune Music, and was Director of Global A&R and Head of UK Operations for SellaBand.

He started out in his late teens as a guitar player in various bands while doing sessions for Island Records and Chappell Publishing. In 1975 he became involved with Pebble Beach Sound Recorders, a recording studio near Brighton, England, whose clients included Ian Dury, The Stranglers, Tim Hardin, Nick Lowe and Slade.

As a producer during the 1980s Adam worked with artists including Matumbi, Wasted Youth, Big Country, Praying Mantis, Gary P. Nunn and the Pride of Texas, Edoardo Bennato and Splodgenessabounds. As a guitarist he played on many recording sessions, TV shows and commercials including Alexis Korner, Spitting Image, Whose Line Is It Anyway. Harry Enfield, Radioactive, KYTV and Who Dares Wins.

After a three year sabbatical running the jazz department at Tower Records' UK flagship Piccadilly store, Adam went to Sony Music to run the newly opened Sony Jazz division, and over the following ten years worked with many wonderful artists including Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Herbie Hancock, Hugh Masekela, The Bad Plus, Angélique Kidjo, Martin Taylor, Tower Of Power, Clare Teal and Keb' Mo'. In 1999 he set up, acknowledged as a pioneering music website that encouraged user-generated content and reviews by jazz fans throughout the world.

Adam has been a member of the SellaBand team since a month before the site was launched in August 2006. He lives in London with his wife Joanna and two cats.


As provided for City Showcase 2009 and updated 2010


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Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better - 2009
Thursday 07.05.2009
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