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Heartfeeder – Chapter 5

Time for another delve into Chris’s story.  The building above is The Royal Exchange in Glasgow.  Now the Gallery of Modern Art and home of the iconice statue of The Duke of Wellington with traffic cone that has become synonymous with Glasgow, it was, back in the early sixties, home to The Stirling’s Library and… Read More…

VIDEO: Hey Jack

STRING DRIVEN THING playing live at The Famous Bein Inn 2007.

As STRING DRIVEN, Chris Adams still leads the group with an Americana sound. The new album, “Songs from Another Country” is due for release in 2009.

Heartfeeder – Chapter 4

This next chapter sees Chris take him into the world of accountancy and gives him the first taste of the music business. He also discovered a man who would become the inspiration for one of Chris’s best songs “Hey Jack”. A video with the song can be accessed here on the site. Chapter Four Hey… Read More…

Heartfeeder – Chapter 3

Our last offering left you with Chris seemingly heading off to Galveston. Things in life, however, do not always go to plan…. read on..   Chapter Three   My Little Runaway   We headed South by train and that evening, after Cary had interceded on my behalf, I was taken on as a cabin boy… Read More…

Heartfeeder – Chapter Two

    Following on from Chapter One, we move into the 1950’s with Chris heading off to his first school, St Aloysius’.   Chapter Two Don’t Fence Me In 1950 brought the first really big gear change of my life when we left the city centre flat for a terraced council house way out in… Read More…

Heartfeeder – ChapterOne

As promised, we start releasing Chris’s memoirs to you on a chapter by chapter basis.  Just as String Driven Thing would start their set with the first number, we are starting off with Chapter One….. enjoy…. St Vincent Street, Glasgow     Bad Boy(s)   I was born six weeks after D Day in what… Read More…

THE MEMOIRS OF CHRIS ADAMS – prologue

As promised, we are releasing the incomplete memoirs of Chris Adams on a chapter by chapter basis. We start 2018 with the prologue. If you enjoy what you are reading, why not buy a copy of Chris’s book about the guitar in the picture – The Grail Guitar, The Search for Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze”… Read More…

Oh what a (tribute) night!!

As the Four Seasons once sang, oh what a night was had at The Glad Cafe last Thursday. The band, fronted by Robin Adams performed a stunning set that Chris would have been proud of. Robin, along with regulars Andy Allan on bass, Dick Drake on drums and George Tucker on guitar traditionally opened up… Read More…

R.I.P. CHRIS ADAMS

As most of you will know by now, after a year of battling illness, Chris passed away on the evening of  7 October 2016. The funeral was held the following Friday at Linn Crematorium, Glasgow at which numerous fans & friends attended. Unfortumately,as webmaster & manager, I was in New Zealand at the time and… Read More…

October Gig – CANCELLED

It is with regret that, due to illness, the band will be unable to fulfil this gig. It is hoped that a suitable re-scheduled date can be found in the new year In the meantime, we apologise for any inconvenience caused.