Adam Gilchrest (known by family, friends and fans simply as "Gilch") is an American rock/metal guitar player from Waldoboro, Maine. Inspired by Dimebag Darrell of Pantera, Megadeth, Van Halen, Lamb of God, Joe Satriani, Zakk Wylde, Randy Rhoads, Gary Hoey, Steve Vai, Led Zeppelin and many more. First started getting into guitar and music at the early age of 4 when he got an acoustic guitar for Christmas. Really got into guitar when got an electric guitar at age 11.
Gilch chased his passion of music first out to Boston at Berklee (where he was invited by a classmate to join the Rolling Stones on tour), then later California shortly after high school and enrolled in music college. Upon graduating from GIT (Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA one of the best and most revered music schools in the world) in 2002 he joined Hollywood-based thrash metal band Vertigo, with which he played many gigs including some with Cattle Decapitation, Gilby Clarke of Guns N Roses, D.R.I., Neil Turbin of Anthrax, and more. Vertigo was nominated by Rock City News at the Rock City News Awards 3x (for best new band, best metal band, and best overall band in Los Angeles, CA). They were also finalists for the Battle for Ozzfest TV show on MTV (out of over 500 bands/artists that tried out at the Hollywood Palladium. Only local/Hollywood band chosen).
Gilch has auditioned for Ozzy Osbourne, Steve Vai, Limp Bizkit and even won an official award for World's Fastest Guitarist in 2011 (presented by Dr. David Adamovich and the Record Holders Republic). With a polished sound mirroring million-selling artists, armed with experience, chops, feel, playing power, hunger to progress and warp speed playing takes the art shredding to the next level!
His song Wretched Love was mastered by Adam Ayan (Grammy award winning recording engineer who has worked with Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Carrie Underwood, Queen, Godsmack, Disturbed, Bob Ludwig, Dream Theater and more).
Now looking to get songs placed in network TV and major TV/Film projects/commercials. Currently working with several music licensing companies such as Musicsupervisor.com and Audiosparx (Warner Brothers, NBC Universal, McDonalds, Walmart, Sony). Formed and jammed in metal band FMP (Forward Momentum Prophecy) for over 6 years in Maine, where Gilch is from. Played lead guitar for Maine-based working cover rock band Worthy Bones for 4 years. Guitar lessons are available from the home music studio in Maine. Mp3s are for sale on ITunes. Additional merch, t-shirts, pens , coffee mugs are available at request. For Cds/questions please fill out the form here on the website or can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for reading.