Adam Perry (drummer)

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Adam Perry
Birth name Adam Perry
Also known as The Yin
Born (1969-12-29) 29 December 1969 (age 47)
Origin Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Genres Alternative rock, comedy rock, post-punk, rap rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Drums
Years active 1989–present
Labels London/Warner
MCA Music, Inc./Geffen
Associated acts A, Bloodhound Gang
Website Official A website (now offline)
Official Bloodhound gang website

Adam Perry (born 29 December 1969), also known by his stage name The Yin, is a British musician. He is known as the drummer of the bands A and the Bloodhound Gang, as well as the production team 'Collective'.


Adam Perry was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, in England. He spent his childhood there, before moving to Suffolk with his family at the age of 13. He has an identical twin brother, Jason, and a older brother, Giles, both of whom are also members of "A". He was a member of the band Grand Designs, an early incarnation of "A", who played regular gigs in and around Lowestoft. In 1991 he moved to London where he shared a flat with his brother Jason, bassist Stevie Swindon and Dan Hawkins, who later went on to be in The Darkness.

'A' - 1989-2005[edit]

Adam Perry was a founding member of A, which formed in the late 1980s under the name Grand Designs. The band changed names to A in 1993, and found major commercial success in 2002 with the album Hi-Fi Serious.


In 2005, he managed a songwriting and production team called "Collective". His brother Jason had teamed up with old friend and established songwriter Julian Emery, as well as 'A' bassist Daniel P Carter. Their first project was co-writing and producing the debut album from Matt Willis, Don't Let It Go To Waste. The album reached gold status and spawned three top 40 singles in the UK.

The team's next project was with McFly on their third album Motion In The Ocean. The album was a huge success reaching the top 10 and spawning three number 1 singles in the UK.The team have also been involved with a string of writing sessions with the likes of Sugababes, Andrea Corr and Cher.

Bloodhound Gang[edit]

In 2005,[1] he became the new drummer for The Bloodhound gang. He replaced Willie the New Guy, who left the band in late 2005 for undisclosed reasons. He would be joined in 2009 by former 'A' bassist Daniel P. Carter.

See also[edit]

Other people surnamed Perry


  1. ^ "Artist: Adam Perry". MusicBrainz. Retrieved 21 October 2007. 

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