Adrian Conner (&theSickness), described as a “vocally sweet, musically snarling power trio” (Kevin Curtin, The Austin Chronicle), debuted in 2004. Front and center is Adrian Conner, who has developed a reputation as one of modern rock’s more bombastic front-women. Her affection for all things rock n’ roll is evidenced by the fact that she also plays lead guitar in Hell’s Belles, an all female AC/DC tribute band. Adrian’s performance in Hell’s Belles is so convincing that Angus Young himself is a devoted fan.
Adrian is also an accomplished pop-rock songwriter. Guitar Player Magazine described her brutally honest style as “exciting, rambunctious and kinda scary.” In 2008, Adrian’s songwriting prowess caught the attention of fellow Austin resident, songwriter and bassist for The Go-Go’s, Kathy Valentine. Valentine produced Adrian and The Sickness’s fourth CD, B.F.D., which was released on Adrian’s own label, Fantom Records. The album, which charted on CMJ stations across the United States and Canada in early 2010, garnered high praise from fans and critics: “The Austin-based power trio delivers muscular rock & roll without a smidgen of roots, folk, or country - just the 1-4-5 and crank the volume.” (Margaret Moser, Austin Chronicle (Nov 20, 2009))
Adrian Conner (&theSickness) have been touring throughout 2014 to support Be Your Own Saviour. This year’s highlight scoring as opening act for Brody Dalle in San Francisco. "The album goes into unpredictable territory, sometimes ambient, sometimes acoustic, then full out hard rock. Raw, edgy, filled with unstoppable confidence, Adrian delivers her best songwriting to date." Maria Mesa, Austin DAZE -May 6, 2014 “..Be Your Own Saviour packs so many head banging grooves into 11 songs.. it’s like a woman who’s said everhting she needs to say and slams the door in your face.” Nina Hernandez, AUSTIN CHRONCILE May 8th, 2014
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