Adrian Belew Power Trio

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Adrian Belew Power Trio is a musical group formed by Adrian Belew (guitar and vocals), drummer Eric Slick and his sister, bassist Julie Slick.

The group's origin lie in Belew's February 2006 guest performance with the Paul Green School of Rock, where the Slick siblings were students. Though Belew was decades older than the Slick siblings, he was very impressed by their musicianship and in May 2006 formed the Adrian Belew Power Trio with the Slicks as his rhythm section. Through the end of 2006 the trio toured throughout the East, South, & Western United States, followed by more touring (nationally and internationally) in 2007 and 2008. Their setlist included new original songs, material from Belew's solo career, and material from Belew's work with King Crimson and Frank Zappa.

After their fall 2008 tour of Europe and Australia, the group recorded a new studio album with the working title e in February 2009. Adrian had said that this new work would be an extended suite in five distinct but interrelated sections,[1] parts of which were debuted by the trio during 2008's live shows under titles such as "planet e" and "e."

Original members[edit]

Adrian Belew[edit]

Main article: Adrian Belew

Eric Slick[edit]

Eric Slick was the drummer for the Adrian Belew Trio from 2006-2009. By the time he was age four, he sat behind a real set of drums and over the next fifteen years, Eric, who honed his skills at the Paul Green School of Rock as their very first All-Star drummer, has also performed with Nels Cline, Daniel Rossen, Gordon Gano, Cass McCombs, R. Stevie Moore, Napoleon Murphy Brock, Ike Willis, Jon Anderson of Yes, Eddie Vedder, Ann Wilson of Heart, Adrian Belew, Mike Keneally, Ween, Crescent Moon, Oblivion Sun, John Wetton, Carlos Alomar, and Project Object. Eric is currently the drummer of Dr. Dog.

Julie Slick[edit]

Julie Slick began taking bass lessons at age twelve at the Paul Green School of Rock as one of seventeen students Paul Green taught in his apartment in 1998 in order to help pay his tuition at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a philosophy major. Green had the students jam at venues around the city to give them experience as musicians. For their first show, Green and his students performed Pink Floyd's The Wall at the Griffin Cafe in Philadelphia, PA. He didn't have a drummer so the owner of the restaurant sat in. Julie’s mother, Robin, suggested that Green consider her 11-year-old son, Eric Slick, who eventually became the house drummer. The Paul Green School of Rock was later born. Eric began studying drum lessons at the school and also taught there.

In May 2010, Julie released her self-titled solo debut.

Further members[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adrian Belew (January 5, 2009). "so...what is "e"?". Archived from the original on 2010-11-13. Retrieved 2010-11-13. 
  2. ^ "adrianbelew.net Bio". 2010. Archived from the original on 2010-11-13. Retrieved 2010-11-13. 
  3. ^ a b "adrianbelew.net Tour Dates". 2010. Archived from the original on 2010-11-13. Retrieved 2010-11-13. 

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