Adam Wakefield & Nick Hagelin
515-B North McDonough St.
Decatur, GA, 30030
Doors 9:15 PM / Show 9:30 PM
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Adam Wakefield is a singer-songwriter who has secured his place in Nashville, TN, but is far from the typical artist one may expect to find in the Country Music Capital of the World. Growing up in New Hampshire, Adam didn’t intend to become an artist. In fact, his original goal was to become a musician. He began to play piano when he was younger and in search of a hobby, especially one at which he believed he could excel. Adam’s intuitions were correct, and he continued to play piano until it was time to make a musical choice and hone in on a certain genre as a pianist. Rather than choosing the predictable classical route, the man who has become celebrated for his uniqueness in his artistry opted for jazz.
The desire to continue his piano-playing in the jazz circuit lasted about one year into college, and that was when Adam realized he wanted to make a larger contribution to music than the one he was destined to at that point. Striving for something more, he decided to join his brother, who was in Baltimore, and put together a band. While juggling a full-time job in construction during the day and band practice at night, Adam was also carving out some time to sharpen his skills as a songwriter. Channeling an eclectic group of artists from Stevie Wonder to John Prine to Willie Nelson, Adam would allow whatever phase he was in musically to drive him to create pieces reflective of his revolving interests.
Eventually Adam’s personal life would send him on a one-way trip to Nashville, where he decided to explore what the local music scene had to offer. He parted ways with his Baltimore band and entered Music City with no expectations, other than to enjoy playing music in a town that envelops the culture. As the old saying goes, when you stop looking for it, it will come, and that is exactly what happened with Adam’s career.
He put together a bluegrass band, started playing around town, and occasionally went out on the road with artists. While playing a gig downtown one night, somebody from NBC’s The Voice approached him and asked him to audition for the show. The audition led to a successful run, and his newfound name recognition was the catalyst for him to pursue a solo career.
Adam is now digging into his personal songwriting catalog, introducing his original material to the fan base he quickly built, and is taking his music out on the road as support for major headlining acts. He released his debut self-titled EP in July 2017 , and is currently working on a Singer/Songwriter project set for release in 2018.
What certainly can be said about Adam Wakefield when it comes to the music industry is that he approached it uniquely, he entered it humbly, and he thrives in it confidently. It is those qualities that make Adam a standout, influential performer in a town that celebrates musicality and yearns for the type of atypical twist he brings to the country music format.
Nick Hagelin is an award-winning singer/songwriter living in Atlanta, GA. His soulful voice and loving spirit have earned him millions of views on Youtube and a strong run on Season 10 of The Voice, where he finished Top 9. He has been featured on The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, NBC, CBS, FOX, We TV, E! News, US Weekly, and People Magazine.
Nick is a seasoned entertainer, with a rich background in the performing arts. With two professional singers for parents, he cultivated his talents from a young age, training at School of American Ballet at Lincoln Center from age 9-18. He went on to dance internationally with American Ballet Theatre, Carolina Ballet, Atlanta Opera, and The Kirov. As an actor he has appeared on Law & Order: SVU and the feature film The Emperor’s Club.
Nick moved to Atlanta, GA in 2009 to pursue music full time. After a major label deal at Interscope and some radio success in his early 20s, Nick returned to heavy independent self-promotion and touring to share his City Lights EP (2014) and Nick Hagelin EP (2015) with the country. But it was in 2016 that America really fell in love with Nick, his music and his inspiring story, when millions of Americans voted to keep him on the show for 5 straight weeks. He is now touring internationally, writing and recording new music.
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