ABOUT

SHORT BIOGRAPHY

Writer, singer and producer Addie Brik is from Savannah Georgia, she relocated to the UK in 1998 and now resides in Scotland.

She started writing poetry in her teens. This led to the prestigious Naropa Institute where she was mentored by Allen Ginsberg and famed CBS journalist, John Steinbeck Jr.

She was bitten by the performance bug when she joined a young artist’s troupe on Francis Ford Coppola’s lot at Zoetrope with such luminaries as Ed Harris and produced and acted in a production of Sam Shepard’s ‘Cowboy Blues’ there.

Her interests have embraced other arts but early on she realized her best form of expression was through words and music.
Peter Gabriel discovered her demo tape, which led to a deal with Geffen Records with Andy Gill (Gang of Four) producing.

Her collaborations and co-writes include work with The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Plaid, Tarwater, Wendy and Lisa, Sugarhill Gang, Luke Vibert, BJ Cole, members of Funkadelic, Fishbone, Maxim Rysanov, Andrei Samsonov, HB Barnum (Aretha Franklin’s legendary writer and arranger) Kate St. John, John Philip Shenale, Simple Minds, Deacon Blue.

In 2017 Addie Brik completed work on her new album ‘I Have A Doctor On Board’ that is due for release later in the year.
Recorded in Glasgow and written in a small room, overlooking the Firth of Clyde at home in Troon, Scotland, the album is based around a series of interviews she had with an inventor and a lifeboat captain in Scotland. It puts technology in a sailboat and features songs about freedom, curiosity and community.

OTHER

Strike The Tent (2009 Release)
Came out of the experience of living in Budapest for two years. Recorded in Hungary and Transylvania.

Loved Hungry (2004 Release)

Music for Film: Sex and the City, Forces of Nature (directed by Bronwen Hughes with Sandra Bullock), The Sensuous Show (Big Chill Festival), Hollyoaks and various TV.

EDUCATION

University College London, Birkbeck
Musical Techniques and Composition, Certificate 3 year programme.

BA University of Colorado, Boulder
British Literature, 20th Century Russian History

University Southern California, Los Angeles, California
Vocal Arts and Opera. Lynne Nagle coach

Classical Indian vocals, student of Lakshmi Shankar

Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM)
I – V: Performance Assessment Piano

Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM)
I – V: Music Theory