Adam Cohen

  • Monday | 07.11.11
  • 7.30pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • £16 General...

AEG presents the son of legendary poet-balladeer Leonard Cohen for this very special, intimate night of beautiful music.

Born in Montreal, Canada in 1972 to Leonard Cohen and his then-wife Suzanne Elrod, Adam grew up with music in his veins. Having been surrounded by instruments, he soon taught himself to play the drums, piano and guitar and immersed himself in the sounds of Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Randy Newmand and Bob Marley. At 17, while roadying for a calypso band, Adam was involved in a near fatal road accident suffering from numerous injuries.  He stayed in hospital for seven months with his father attending his bedside daily during his most helpless months.  Having recovered, Adam spent two years studying for a BA in Political and Social sciences at Syracuse University in upstate New York before dropping out.  It was during this time that Adam Cohen steered his way back to the road he was destined to take; music.

His musical career began when he was signed by Columbia Records achieving success as a songwriter for other artists including Bette Midler.  His debut self-titled album in 1998 was hailed by The New York Times as ‘a promising beginning’ making a splash on mainstream radio and MTV – spawning the track Cry Ophelia. As a talented multilingual, Adam went on to release his French Language album ‘Melancolista’ on which he enlisted the vocals of French actress Virginie Ledoyen.  A few years later Adam joined four piece California rock band Low Millions whose album Ex-Girlfriends referenced some of Adams real-life former girlfriends.  After a number of hits and touring the world, Adam Cohen had completed the ‘final phase’ in his ‘true education in music’.

In 2007 Adam Cohen came into his own when he took to the stage in Barcelona and for the first time sang one of his father’s songs – the classic Take This Waltz – in Spanish. Such was the success, Adam’s latest offering Like A Man is an intimate, romantic yet shrewdly reflective plain speaking album that evokes something of his father just as in any child you can discern the echo of the parent.

With his Band on the Wall appearance being one of his first shows on UK soil, expect Adam Cohen to step out of his father’s shadow and live up to that hallowed legacy.

Support comes from Mai Bloomfield.

This event will begin at 8pm but our Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open from 5.30pm for delicious food and drinks.

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