Adam aka Sneakers

Pianist and Arranger

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Adam aka Sneakers on SoundBetter

Songwriter and Pianist with 25 years of experience playing funk, r&b, jazz and pop piano. -- Empathy. Kindness. Grooves. Harmony. Passion. Imagination. -- You know that moment when the harmony crunches, the groove hits and the singer is soaring on a emotional and vibrant melody: that's my version of heaven.

-- Check Out My SoundCloud Link For Examples Of My Work --
As someone who has used SoundBetter as a client in the past, I understand how overwhelming it can be to find the right match. As a pianist with 25 years of experience playing funk, r&b, jazz and pop piano as well as an orchestrater and arranger, if you're looking to take your single, EP or album to the next level harmonically, I'm your guy.

Though I specialize in r&b and funk, I love adding my chops to a Top 40 style record as well as helping artists find their sound. Being an orchestrater is so much more than just adding instruments and deciding what notes they play. It is about crafting a sound that matches the intent and vision of the individual artist and creating marriage between the music, lyric and production.

I love taking on projects big and small. Looking to release a single and want to make sure the arrangements are tight, crisp and hip - easy! Or, if you're releasing an EP or studio album and want to make sure the sound is cohesive throughout, I adore having the opportunity to assist an artist shaping their overall sound.

Additionally, I offer a free Zoom session prior to purchase to discuss the project, goals and vision.

Let's get to work and smile while we do it!

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

13 Reviews

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  1. Review by Davidbassy
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    Wow wow amazing music !!! Fire sounds I enjoyed playing on the track

  2. Review by Arthur Indrikovs
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    Another supertune with Adam, so much fun and pleasure working with him!

  3. Review by Mark Corradetti
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    I got a real treat today! This song is dope. I couldn't help dancing the whole time. I was given Adam's awesome song and was fortunate to be asked to bless his track with bass. What a talent!!!!😎😎😎

  4. Review by Davidbassy
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    Amazing music .... So enjoyable playing bass on his record

  5. Review by Charles Morgan Music
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    Adam is an extraordinary producer! The music arrangements make it easy to work with him, and on top of that he knows exactly what to say in order to get what he's looking for! It's always a pleasure and I look forward to working together soon!

  6. Review by Arthur Indrikovs
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    Another super funky and vibey tune with Adam. Such a banger! :-)

  7. Review by Arthur Indrikovs
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    Fantastic project with Adam, super fun and awesome track. I had a blast working on it!

  8. Review by Kelly O'Donohue
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    excellent instructions and communication. A very lovely tune to have had the opportunity to record on, Adam was very professional in every interaction. Thanks for having me!

  9. Review by Charles Morgan Music
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    Adam is the REAL DEAL!! I appreciate when musicians/producers take their time to explain what is they're looking for when presenting you with music. Adam was detailed , and allowed me operate freely within the structure of the song. I was grateful for the opportunity and would love to work with him again!

  10. Review by Gergő Bille
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    Super friendly, professional, good communicator producer with such a cool song.
    Wonderful overall experience!!!
    More more more together :)

  11. Review by Martin Siegel
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    Worked with Adam this year on an single. He’s energetic, fun, amazingly collaborative but - most importantly - insanely talented! ProTools and Logic Pro X both handled masterfully. A real pro!

  12. Review by Jared Goldsmith
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    Adam has written and produced 4 incredible songs for me. He always delivers great quality work. His musicality is clearly very strong and experienced. He's clearly proficient working in a DAW and understands style. I'll definitely be using him again. Highly recommend working with him as a producer.

  13. Review by Julia Shuren
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    Adam aka sneakers is the real deal. His musical abilities are like a sixth sense and everything he creates is of top quality. He is a crazy talented pianist and can hear things that push the song to the next level. Also his production and arrangement skills are out of this world… in music, you either have that natural ability to hear and create, or you don’t - no doubt this dude HAS it.

Interview with Adam aka Sneakers

  1. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  2. A: Charles Morgan for all your gospel BGV needs. Julia Shuren for your top-line melodies and lyrics.

  3. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  4. A: I love hearing references. Once I have an idea of the intent, the song will bloom.

  5. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  6. A: Communicate. Don't be afraid to let go of ideas but also be clear about the things that make your artistry uniquely you.

  7. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  8. A: Mac Desktop, Logic Pro X, Plug In Library, Headphones and Coffee...coffee counts as gear, right?

  9. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  10. A: I love working on r&b, funk and gospel but I find that contemporary pop takes such influence from those genres that when you're able to meld genres, you can create a musical sound unlike any other.

  11. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  12. A: 25 years of jazz, r&b and gospel piano gives me an incredible foundation to create harmonies that soar through your ears. I then use those same skills to make sure the song is dynamic, has flow and pulls, pushes, lifts and drops in all the right places.

  13. Q: What's your typical work process?

  14. A: I always start with the song. If the song isn't a hit at the piano, no amount of bells and whistles will make it shine. Once I'm good at the keys, I'll move toward finding the groove and imagining the arrangement. Then comes the fun part: building the lego blocks that create the final product. I'm only satisfied when YOU are groovin.

  15. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  16. A: I work from my home studio which is set up with a Sohmer Grand Piano, Mac Desktop, multiple interfaces and mics as well as multiple DAWs and an extensive plug in library.

  17. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  18. A: Stevie Wonder, Kirk Franklin, Lawrence, Chance the Rapper, be steadwell, Lizzo, Ariana Grande

  19. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  20. A: I love working with clients with a clear vision of what they're looking to accomplish. My skills vary but I'm happiest when I'm behind the keys. When I'm brought on to producer a tune, I always start at the piano and ensure that the song is dope before moving onto production. With a wide variety of plug ins, it's then my job to get the arrangement as tight as the song at the piano is.

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GenresSounds Like
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Kirk Franklin
  • Chance the Rapper
Gear Highlights
  • Logic Pro X
  • Pro Tools
  • Sohmer Grand Piano
  • Access to Pro Musicians
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