Adam Jensen (musician)

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Adam Jensen
Adam Jensen.jpg
Jensen on stage at the Outside The Box music festival in City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA in July 2013.
Background information
Birth name Adam Joseph Jensen
Origin Boston, MA
Genres Alternative Rock
Occupation(s) musician, songwriter, producer
Instruments vocals, guitar, piano, organ, percussion, harmonica, baritone horn
Labels
  • Toucan Cove/Universal Records
  • Fenway Frog Music
Associated acts Mission Hill
Notable instruments
Gibson Acoustics
Boss/Roland
Fender Jazzmaster

Adam Jensen is an American alternative recording artist, producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Boston, MA. Jensen’s latest single “The Mystic” was premiered by Billboard[1] on November 3rd 2016.

Jensen has co-written with Rob Thomas, Stan Lynch (of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), Walt Aldridge and Eliot Sloan. He also collaborated with Candlebox lead singer, Kevin Martin, co-writing "You'll Never Walk Alone," a tribute to the Boston Marathon victims, and donated all proceeds to the ONE fund.

Solo career[edit]

“Sandcastles” reached #1 on the Hype Machine Popular Charts and #1 on the Soundcloud Hot & New Charts. The song was featured on the Spotify Viral Charts in US (#24), Sweden (#8), Canada (#19.). "Sandcastles" was also featured on Youtube15 with Jenna Marbles on Sirius XM Hits 1 and Youtube15 with The Chainsmokers on BPM (Sirius XM).

In February 2016, “Sandcastles (Remix)” was re-released on Armada Music.

“Drugs” was another single featured on the Spotify Viral Charts in Australia (#3), US (#25), Canada (#14.)

Singles “Drugs” and “The Mystic” added to KCRW radio.

Jensen co-wrote, co-produced and is featured on the song, "Leave It All Behind," By Dash Berlin, which is included on the "We Are - Part 1" album released by Armada Music.

Jensen tours nationally opening for artists such as 3 Doors Down, David Cook, Pat Benatar, Sammy Hagar, Better Than Ezra, Los Lonely Boys, Howie Day, and Tim Reynolds.

Jensen was nominated for "Songwriter of the Year" at the 2013 New England Music Awards[2] which Matt Nathanson won,[3] and was awarded honorable mention at the USA Songwriting Competition for the song “Still Hanging On.”

Jensen has also performed with Foreigner, Chicago and Gin Blossoms.

Mission Hill[edit]

Jensen first built a following with the band Mission Hill after signing a record deal with Toucan Cove/Universal Records in 2009.

Jensen signed a management deal with David Corey, program director of CHUM-FM and former program director of KISS 108 in Boston, and Alert Entertainment,[4] and formed the band Mission Hill. Mission Hill consisted of Jensen and Alex Knutsen. From 2009 to 2012, Mission Hill released two full-length albums and three EPs under the Toucan Cove/Universal Records label.

Jensen was named Male Vocalist of the Year (Indie) by the LA Music Awards in 2007.[5] Mission Hill was named #1 Band to Watch in 2010 by Boston Music Spotlight.[6]

In 2010, Mission Hill performed as part of the annual KISS 108 Concert at the Comcast Center and was selected through Ourstage.com's Super Band to play with Bon Jovi and Kid Rock at Gillette Stadium.[7][8]

In 2010, Mission Hill traveled to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to perform as the resident band at Hard Rock Cafe for the month of February.

Mission Hill performed alongside national acts such as Bon Jovi, Kid Rock, Train, Third Eye Blind, Candlebox, Donavon Frankenreiter, Live, WAR, Marcy Playground, Parachute, Blessid Union of Souls and Vertical Horizon.

Discography[edit]

Solo Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart positions Album
US
[9]
US
Pop 100

[9]
US
Adult 40

[9]
US
Main. 40

[9]
2016 "Sandcastles" Non-album Singles
"Numb" Non-album Singles
"Ritual" Non-album Singles
"Drugs" Non-album Singles
"The Mystic" Non-album Singles
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Mission Hill Discography[edit]

Studio Albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak Certifications
(sales threshold)
US US
Digital
US
Heat
US
Indie
CAN UK
2010 Beautiful Addiction
  • Released: July 17, 2010
  • Label: Toucan Cove Entertainment
2012 Nowhere, Man
  • Released: February 7, 2012
  • Label: Toucan Cove Entertainment
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Extended Plays[edit]

Year Album details Peak Certifications
(sales threshold)
US US
Digital
US
Heat
US
Indie
CAN UK
2009 Dear My Former Self
  • Released: August 4, 2009
  • Label: Toucan Cove Entertainment
2011 Lyin' Again
  • Released: February 1, 2011
  • Label: Toucan Cove Entertainment
2012 Mission Hill
  • Released: June 19, 2012
  • Label: Toucan Cove Entertainment
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart positions Album
US
[9]
US
Pop 100

[9]
US
Adult 40

[9]
US
Main. 40

[9]
2009 "Save Me From Me" Mission Hill EP
2010 "Crazy" Beautiful Addiction
"Tik Tok" Non-album Singles
2011 "Lyin' Again" Lyin' Again EP
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adam Jensen Unveils Wrong-Side-of-the-River Song 'The Mystic': Exclusive Premiere", Billboard Magazine, New York City, 3 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Nominations revealed for New England Music Awards", Boston Music Spotlight, Boston, 15 February 2013.
  3. ^ Brooks, Michael. "The 2nd Annual New England Music Awards and Artist Conference Takes Lowell by Storm" Archived May 9, 2013, at the Wayback Machine., Yahoo! Voices, 22 April 2013.
  4. ^ "We Hear: Veronika Loginova, Ben Affleck, David Corey and more...", Boston Herald, Boston, 11 August 2009.
  5. ^ Chong, Alexandria. "Profiled Artist: Mission Hill", The Sound Alarm, 5 July 2012.
  6. ^ "Ten Local Bands to Watch", Boston Music Spotlight, Boston, 8 January 2010.
  7. ^ Behe, Rege "Mission Hill vocalist keeps coming back for the music", Tribune Review, Pittsburgh, 29 June 2011.
  8. ^ "Mission Hill Wins Spot Opening for Bon Jovi", Alternative Addiction, 8 August 2010.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h "Augustana - Awards". allmusic. Retrieved January 23, 2013.