Drenched with the sounds of New Orleans, Adrian Duke's piano is overshadowed only by the raw emotional power of his voice. Although he has found a home as a Blues artist; by blurring the lines between Blues, Funk, R&B, and Jazz, he has found critical acclaim, audience acceptance, and artistic peer recognition.
From the release of his first recording, Never Find Another, four years ago, Duke consistently and effortlessly demonstrates the exceptional musicianship and compositional brilliance that has become his highly regarded musical signature. It is these gifts that have helped cultivated a tremendously loyal following in and beyond the Blues music communities.
Though best known for his performance for Queen Elizabeth II, on her
recent trip to the US, Adrian has made a name for himself across the Southeast with his first three albums showcasing a unique blend of New Orleans Blues and Funk, paired with his uniquely expressive voice.
Check out Adrian's New CD, “Adriatica”. It's is a compilation of new material composed and recorded in the last two years, and embodies a full return to Adrian’s piano based, New Orleans blues and funk roots. Though most often compared with the sounds of Ray Charles and Dr. John, with “Adriatica”, Duke brings new vitality and humor to these classic sounds.