Adam Donmoyer is an unconventional and unpredictable artist who combines an ear for melody with a pop culture sensibility that celebrates the absurd. His training as a stage performer has helped him craft a piano-driven, modern-day pop cabaret act that has won over audiences of all types, not to mention critical acclaim. The subject matter of his story songs runs the gamut from transvestites and 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' to his pets and a one-night stand. They usually include an O'Henry twist that keeps listeners and audiences guessing even as they wipe tears of laughter (in the cast of the one-night stand, the lover turns out to be a werewolf). 'Similarities to Tom Lehrer and Randy Newman come to mind when I listen to Adam's music. His approach is warped and wonderful and he is not afraid to be unique and himself,' said Wilory Records recording artist Terri Hendrix after working with him at the Old No. 9 Music Series Songwriters Workshop this summer. Adam attended the respected workshop on scholarship after winning the grand prize of the Austin Songwriters Group 2001 Bare Bones Contest with sometimes co-writer Anders Rasmussen. Through the satire, Adam's songs have been honored for their serious undertones. A song inspired by a schizophrenic cousin who believes himself to be Jesus Christ recently contributed to his nomination for the Humbie Heart Award from the Humble Time 'Songwriters' Radio Showcase.' A favorite at Humble Time, Adam often leaves people laughing so hard, they cry. He calls his music 'tragically funny.' 'Adam's like a car accident: you walk by, and you can't take your eyes off of him,' says producer David Love of Love Monkey Studio. 'He's a wild man,' agrees songwriter Jason Blume, who has penned multiple hits. Adam's sensitivity to the spectrum of human feeling, interpreted with and tempered by humor, has acquired attention on MP3.com, where he was highlighted as an 'Artist Success Story.' His successful MP3 site and featured songs on various internet sites and radio shows have added to his international following. Adam is most enchanting on stage, where he forges an instant bond with even the largest of audiences. His new album just came out. He hopes the album will be an opportunity for new listeners and devoted fans alike to hear at home what they fall in love with when they see him on stage.
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