Adam  Johnson

Adam Johnson


Adam Johnson composes in a variety of styles. His training began classically, but includes jazz, latin, rock, and country. His music contains these influences in a unique balance. Adam's lyrics maintain a positive message however dark the subject matter.


Adam Johnson began his musical training on the piano at age 6. He has a BA in Music Performance and Composition from the University of San Diego. Adam has been commissioned to write for orchestras and small groups. His music has been performed all over the world. Some of his many influences include Chopin, Stravinsky, Danny Elfman, Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, Duke Ellington, Jimi Hendrix, Chick Corea, to name a few. Adam's diverse musical education sets him apart from many musicians because he can draw on his many influences to create music in a variety of styles. Adam works as a professional singer/pianist at a dueling piano bar in San Diego called the Shouthouse. He performs nightly with a repertoire of around 1000 cover songs. He also performs in numerous cover bands in the San Diego area. He performed for 3 years in an original band named STARSHAK, of which he was the primary songwriter. Adam continues to educate himself and be inspired by the many talents of his idols.

Set List

My set list varies. I like to keep things fluid, which is hard when you enjoy so many styles of music like I do. When I perform my original music, either solo or with a group, the set list revolves around up tempo dance numbers. I have quite a few ballads that I will include when the time is right. I can do 1-4 sets of original music that would last well over 4 hours. Any more than that would probably tire me out. I can do covers from sun up to sun down in all styles. From standards to Vanilla Ice.