About Adrian Snell


Classically trained at the Leeds College of Music and with a music diploma to his name (LGSM), Adrians musical career spans nearly four decades. During this time he has produced twenty-three original albums, including his last, and highly acclaimed, solo album: Fierce Love which was released in 2013.

And in 2016 / 2017, Adrian recorded and released his first live album: Alpha and Omega, The Thirtieth Anniversary Recording where some of Europes finest musicians have come together to make this immensely powerful new recording of Adrians best selling album of the same name, originally premiered in Jerusalem in 1986.

His major recordings and commissions include:

  • The Passion recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and premièred on BBC Radio One;
  • The Virgin commissioned by, and premiered on, BBC Radio One;
  • Alpha and Omega premiered at Jerusalems Binyanei Ha Ooma;
  • The Cry: A Requiem for the Lost Child premiered at Saint Pauls Cathedral in aid of Save the Children;
  • HTVs special musical documentary Song of an Exile performed and recorded at Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, Jerusalem;
  • Beautiful...or What?! commissioned by Prospects UK;
  • City of Peace commissioned by CMJ International.

At the turn of the century, Adrian took a long break from live performing to work with author and playwright Murray Watts on The Cry, and to train as a music therapist. In 2002 he completed the post graduate diploma in Music Therapy (Dip.Mus.Th.) awarded by the University of Bristol through the Faculty of Medicine. The Cry was released as an album in 2003 but didnt receive its world premiere until 2008 in Saint Pauls Cathedral, London.

Adrian now practices as Music Therapist and Arts Therapy Consultant at; Three Ways Academy, Bath Opportunities Preschool, and Aspire Academy in his home town, Bath, where he works primarily with children and young people between the ages of four and nineteen with a variety of special needs. He also makes a yearly visit to Korce, Albania, where he works as music therapist amongst a variety of vulnerable children and adults. Both there, and in many places worldwide, he lectures and offers training in multi-sensory learning techniques and arts therapy principles of practice.

Adrian finally returned to the concert stage in 2015 and now seeks to integrate his skills and experience as composer, performer, recording artist, communicator and Music Therapist.

On Easter Sunday 2020 Adrian surprised his audience with the release of the song: "Breathe, Believe", especially composed with extraordinary circumstances in mind; Namely the celebration of Easter in the midst of a global viral pandemic which confined the worlds population to their own homes. In a matter of days, "Breathe, Believe" was enthusiastically heard by thousands of Adrians established supporters, and many new to his music.

In November 2020, Sacristy Press published the hardback edition of his biographical book:
"Fierce Love...Music Leads a Lost Child Home" which has been received with overwhelmingly positive reviews:

  • "Winsome and heartfelt, it would be impossible not to be moved and enriched by Fierce Love " Jeremy Begbie, Duke University
  • "A beautifully crafted and soul-searching book - just like Adrians music." Edmund Newell,
    Writer and former Canon Chancellor of St Pauls Cathedral

The paperback edition was published in December 2021.

Over the last few years Adrian has been writing and recording a major work:
"Kintsugi, The Art of Precious Scars" which is a trilogy, three original albums due for release in March 2022. This will be his first release of new material since "Fierce Love" the album, in 2013


Composer, Music Therapist and Arts Therapy Consultant (LGSM, DipMusTh)




For further information, and questions relating to concert bookings or personal appearances, please contact Natasja Gorlee, Personal Assistant to Adrian Snell; natasja@gorlee.com