Longtime Chicago radio personality Cara Carriveau of “Cara’s Basement” conducted an interview with keyboardist Adam Wakeman (BLACK SABBATH, OZZY OSBOURNE, HEADSPACE) prior to BLACK SABBATH‘s August 3 headlining concert at this year’s edition of the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago, Illinois. You can watch the chat below.
Born March 11, 1974 into a musical family, Adam started playing classical piano at the age of 8. By 17, he had obtained grade 8 from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music and had recorded the first, of what was to become eight albums with father Rick Wakeman.
Much of the early touring history was with his father Rick and encompassed the U.K., Europe, Russia, South America, the U.S., and Canada varying from the two of them sitting at grand pianos to full scale rock performances with orchestra and choir.
At 24 years of age, Adam won the “Best New Talent” award in America’s Keyboard magazine, which saw the beginning of his involvement on the London session scene.
As a highly sought after keyboard player and musical director, Adam‘s career has seen him tour, write and record with some of the biggest-selling artists in the recording industry. Currently, he is in his ninth year as member of Ozzy Osbourne‘s band on keyboards and guitar, also having co-written five tracks on the 2010 Grammy-nominated album “Scream”.