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As well as citing Hendrix as a major inspiration, Adrian’s also a big fan of Jeff Beck, and actually got to play alongside the former Yardbird when Beck recorded a rock ’n’ roll homage to Cliff Gallup, Crazy Legs, a few years ago.
“I played rhythm acoustic guitar, but in between times, I played Goodbye Pork Pie Hat with him because I knew the chords,” Adrian explains. “I also played Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers by Stevie Wonder. I used to listen to that until I nearly wore the record out – but to hear Jeff play it, I’m like: ‘F**king hell! What’s that chord?’ And he’d say: ‘Oh, I think it’s one of them...’, or whatever.
“Also, I played his ’56 Tele because he said: ‘Oh, have a go’. So, I played it, and he turned his amp up really loud, and I was just really embarrassed to play in front of him! But he turned it up even more, going: ‘Yeah, man!’ He’s just really into music and really encouraging.”