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, Robbie McIntosh, Fishbone, Maxim Rysanov, Andrei Samsonov, HB Barnum (Aretha Franklin’s legendary writer and arranger) Kate St. John, John Philip Shenale, Simple Minds, Deacon Blue.
New release THAT DOG DON’T HUNT available to hear now on Bandcamp and Spotify.