Adam Kowalczyk

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Adam Kowalczyk
Background information
Birth nameAdam E. Kowalczyk
Born (1975-09-27) September 27, 1975 (age 43)[1]
Associated actsPortion, Live, Adam & the Weight, Ed Kowalczyk, The Mint

Adam E. Kowalczyk (born September 27, 1975) is an American musician. He is the brother of Ed Kowalczyk, the lead singer of the band Live.


Kowalczyk was born in York, Pennsylvania to a family of Polish descent. He began learning the guitar at age 12. While studying in the Radio, Television and Film program at Philadelphia's Temple University, he began writing songs and performing with his first band, Portion. Portion recorded two Extended Plays and opened for Live and other bands.

In 1999 he began playing as the touring rhythm guitarist[2] for Live, a position which he held for 10 years. He appeared as a guest musician on the Live albums The Distance to Here and V and featured in the band's only concert DVD release Live at the Paradiso – Amsterdam. During his time with Live, Kowalczyk relocated to Los Angeles and formed the band Adam & the Weight, which released the album Looking Up from the Ground in 2003. By 2005 he was living in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and had recorded a solo EP, The Dream.

In January 2011, Adam became lead singer of the Lancaster-based band The Mint.

Personal life[edit]

Kowalczyk is married to Samantha. Their daughters, Lola Ivy and Olivia Yvonne, were born in 2010 and 2014, respectively.



Kowalczyk playing live, August 2011
Album Title Tracks
Looking Up from the Ground (2003)
  1. "Come Undone"
  2. "Look Forward"
  3. "Never Good at Fighting"
  4. "A Growing Voice" (featuring Ed Kowalczyk)
  5. "The Ocean"
  6. "I Lied"
  7. "About Today"
  8. "God Love the Lazy"
  9. "Let's Not Wait"
  10. "Wonder If I Could"
  11. "Child in Need"
  12. Untitled
The Dream EP (2005)
  1. "Sitting in New York"
  2. "Conversations"
  3. "All Night"
  4. "The Dream"
  5. "Love Me Goodbye"
  6. "Interlude"
  7. "For the One"
  8. "Onto Something"
  9. "This Could Be the Big One"
  10. "Glory"
  11. "Heart on Your Sleeve"
  12. Untitled


  1. ^ United States Public Record Number 1130730504
  2. ^ "Members of Live on detoured O'Hare Flight". Gettysburg Times. AP. January 31, 2006. p. B7. Retrieved August 13, 2011.

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