Adi Hughes grew up in the south of England, and inspired by guitar greats such as Jimi Hendrix, Brian May, Slash... and many other classic rock heroes, picked up the guitar at the tender age of sixteen.
After a few years of mastering his instrument, jamming and performing with friends, he along with four others formed the hard rock / punk band Pretty Trash. The band, having recorded a three track EP in the studio with Geoff Swan (Swanton Bomb Productions), gigged regularly across the south of England. They had several radio appearances, magazine features, and were honoured to support international touring acts such as The Supersuckers and Trashlight Vision.
After two years of fun, the band went their respective ways, and Adi enlisted the highly sought after tuition of Rob Chapman, YouTube guru & entrepreneur of Chapman Guitars. After a year of regular tuition and guidance from Rob, Adi decided he would like to turn professional, and began teaching in his spare time in his local city of Salisbury. After many months of enjoyment in his new trade, Adi's desire for success led him to apply to and become accepted onto the highly prestigious Higher Diploma Guitar course at Europe's finest music school, London's ICMP (Institute of Contemporary Music Performance).
Whilst at the ICMP, Adi studied under some of the best musicians in the world. He was subjected to, and performed a whole new range of musical styles, from his familiar classic rock, to jazz, blues, country, pop, funk, heavy metal, fusion and various world music. Adi, wanting to share his experiences with those who wish to turn professional also, chartered his development and time at the ICMP on his YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/AdiHughesGuitar, with a series of humorous, yet highly informative and increasingly popular vlogs (video logs). He also took up a part-time course in vocals.
Since graduating from the ICMP in the summer of 2010, Adi lives with his wife in the Hampshire town of Andover. He owns his own record label, Flaming Records, and is recognised as a Registered Guitar Tutor teaching an ever growing list of eager students, both from his home and online via Skype video conferencing. He has lots of exciting projects including session work, tuition, writing, recording and releasing an EP ...and much more!
Adi will continue to share his passion and experiences as a hard working professional guitarist on his YouTube site via Telly Adi; he is certainly someone to keep an eye out for!