Place of Birth:
Birmingham, England

Educated at:
Bristnall Hall Comprehensive

First Musical Memory:
Doris Day the Deadwood stage

First Serious Music Hero:
Mitch Mitchell

First Public Performance:
When I was 17 playing in the social club. I think the song was Crossroads by Cream.

First Professional Band:
Patsy Powell and The Goodtimers, a Country band.

First Album Performance and Age:
Rainmaker in 1978

Favourite Decade for Music:
The one we are in. So much great music around plus a brand new Climax Blues Band album.

Bands Before Climax:
Too numerous to mention them all, but my two favourites were Rainmaker and Resistor.

Five Musical Heroes:
Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, Jaco Pastorius Steve Gadd and Stevie Wonder.

Musical Projects outside CBB: 
Again far too many to mention but obviously Roy Wood, the Patsy Gamble Band, Masai Blues and
The Quiet Men.

Equipment Used: 
Yamaha recording custom 9000. Various Sabian symbols.

Any Superstitions:
Don't wipe your bum on a cheese grater.

On Stage Drink:
Dom Perignon 58

Interests Outside of Music:
Military history and desperately trying to stay fit.


Thanks to Jim Simpson of Henry's BluesHouse

Climax Blues Band drummer Roy Adams opens up to Jim Simpson of Blues Talkin' at Henry's BluesHouse at the Bulls Head, Birmingham about his career to date, from playing at his work's social club to touring the world with Ruby Turner and Roy Wood, plus the unforgettable experience of backing Chuck Berry in Barcelona. Every Tuesday night at The Bull's Head on Bishopsgate Street in Birmingham's Westside, you can catch live blues from 8pm onwards, with a pre-show talk at 7pm. Head to Henrys Blueshouse for more info on upcoming bands and other fun happenings at Brum's number one blues club.