Adam Watts is a Recording Artist, Songwriter, Record Producer, Mixing Engineer, Singer, Drummer, Multi-Instrumentalist, Fine-Art Artist, Author and Adjunct Professor at Biola University. He has released 8 solo albums to date (including his most recent album, “When a Heart Wakes Up”) and in 2016 completed a book on the arts entitled, “The Human of Being Art: A Holistic Approach to Being an Artist and Creating Art”.
As a songwriter & producer Watts has contributed to over 50 Million Albums Sold Worldwide across the Mainstream and CCM industries. He has also won three Dove Awards and an ASCAP Pop Award.
His artist collaborations include work with Jeremy Camp, Colton Dixon, Demi Lovato, Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus, Plain White T’s, Hey Violet, Sheryl Crow, Jeremy Camp, and Switchfoot as well as numerous other television and feature film placements and commissions.
His renowned studio skills encompass every creative & professional aspect of product creation, from songwriting & sound design, to engineering, producing, mixing & mastering as well as art direction, design & branding.
In late 2014 Watts began expressly developing what he calls “A Holistic Approach to the Arts”. In 2016 this work culminated in his book “The Human of Being Art: A Holistic Approach to Being an Artist and Creating Art” (available now at www.WeAreBrokenCity.com). With an integrative view on artistry, this Holistic Approach ties together the psychological, spiritual, philosophical, and physiological to form a cohesive approach to being an artist. Watts cuts to the heart of the wide variety of issues involved in staying true to oneself artistically. While addressing the artist’s innate desire to connect with others through their work, A Holistic Approach offers a detailed road map for leading a rich and fulfilling artistic life, while offering a lucid perspective on how to flourish at the intersection of art and commerce.
BROKEN CITY has recently broadened it’s reach into two key areas; education and percussive arts with renowned marching arts, visionary/educator, Mike Jackson. In the fall of 2015 the leading percussion ensemble formerly known as OCI changed their name to BROKEN CITY PERCUSSION as a result of the Watts/Jackson partnership. Preceding this partnership, OCI based their 2014 show on Watts’ song “Bloom” from his album “Way Out”.
Wrapping this diverse array of talents around his passion for his own work, Artist Development & Education. The deeper purposes of art and the creative lifestyle is what drives a unique perspective on arts education & mentorship as well as his approach to helping to guide artists toward successful and fulfilling careers in the arts.