Formerly known as “GEMINI,” Adrian is a Houston, Texas native, church influenced musician with hood swag, who loves to create and perform music for his fans! He’s been called an uppercase “G” on a mission to share his gift with the world.
Born to be a singer, song writer and actor, Adrian was raised and reared with a strong church background. Growing up in one of the biggest, black neighborhoods in Texas, called Acres Homes, Adrian also obtained a little hood swag along the way.
Musically, Adrian has already accomplished a lot. As early as the age of 13, he appeared on the Texas Gospel Music Awards and opened for both John P. Kee and V. Michael McKay. He has opened for several other recording artists since then as well, such as Anthony Hamilton, Floetry, India Arie, and John Legend. Adrian has worked all over the country with many artists, both established and rising.
From January to June 2012 Adrian was a featured guest every Friday night at The Horn, which was one of Houston’s hottest nightclubs. There, he’s had the pleasure of opening for Carl Thomas, Case, and more.
Not limiting his endeavors to music, Adrian has traveled with the stage play “Laura Mae, Lord Have Mercy” by Professor Robert Simms, playing the role of Billy Jr. He also played the lead role of Brian Matthews in “Only God Can Judge Me” by Curtis Von. Additionally, Adrian has appeared in a TV commercial for Crockett and Sons, Inc., that aired on BET, VH1 and TV-1.
Currently, Adrian is working on his debut solo project entitled, “ADRINaline RUSH” featuring the hot new single, “Rain Dance.”
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
ADRIAN B: I started out singing, playing drums, and directing the choir in church at the age of 6. I started playing in the band in the 1st grade. I come from a musically inclined family so music has always been around me. My great grandmother was a gospel singer and musician. She was also a music teacher who taught my grandfather (Gussy Daigre’) and my mother (Rose Brunswick). My mother taught several singers and musicians herself who have done great work in the gospel music industry. She taught my late big sister, Stellar Award nominee Rosalyn Brunswick McDuffie, Zacardi Cortez, and Rev. Paul Jones to name a few. I am the first of her students to actively pursue a career in R&B/Pop music.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
ADRIAN B: I believe that with a great gift comes great responsibility, but I don’t feel that my family’s talent has gotten its just do. I am the last one left who knows the family history and has the ability to carry on the legacy to the next generation. If I step up to the plate and own that responsibility, I can make my ancestors proud as well as pass on the family gift. I believe recording and releasing my creative works will be the greatest example and motivation for the youth in my family.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
ADRIAN B: Some of my songs are about my own personal experiences. I view this as a business and not just an avenue to vent, I also write music that I believe my consumers want to hear.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who is your fan base directed towards?
ADRIAN B: My fan base consists of a young, but definitely grown and sexy audience that loves to enjoy life as well as a night out on the town.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
ADRIAN B: My number one influence is now and has always been my late big sister, Rosalyn Brunswick Mcduffie, “R.I.P, love you always, I’m gone to make you proud.” I grew up around other great gospel singers in the Houston area as well, such as Kim Burrell, Shawn Mclemore, Rhonda Mclemore, and Yolanda Adams just to name a few. There were also other outside influences such as the late Michael Jackson, Stevie wonder & Whitney Houston.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
ADRIAN B: I’m a Gemini and my music definitely reflects both personalities. Sometimes it’s edgy, sometimes it’s hood, sometimes inspirational, and sometimes it’s fun. One thing about my music is that it’s always commercial!
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?
ADRIAN B: I think my level of talent brings back the feeling of real, feel good music. My music is all gift and less engineered. This is an element of myself that is God-given and can’t be taught.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
ADRIAN B: I’m currently working on my debut cd entitled “ADRINaline RUSH” and will be releasing a new single from it entitled “Anywhere” on July 26, 2013.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
ADRIAN B: My career goals as an artist are to share my creative mind with the rest of the world and gain the respect of my music industry peers as well as fans (ADRINaline Junkies). I am CEO & founder of my own record label entitled “BirthMark Entertainment.” 10 years from now I see myself not only in the billboard top 10 as an artist but as a songwriter/producer as well. In my mind, these are goals that are realistic given my family gift and legacy.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
ADRIAN B: Fans (Junkies) can access my music, contact me, and follow my career at