Adrian’s association with Michael Jackson spanned over twenty-one years, and in that time he enjoyed seeing the megastar entertain millions of people all over the world.
In 1988 he launched the world’s first Michael Jackson fanzine, Off the Wall, which had been approved by Sony and MJJ Productions. Within 2 years it had a circulation of 25,000 and was read in over 47 countries around the world.
In March 1990, Michael invited Adrian to Neverland Valley, and he became the first ever person to write a feature story about his wonderful retreat. Published in the British publication Smash Hits, it was surprisingly Jackson’s first cover story for the popular magazine.
Adrian has been privileged to have had great access to Jackson’s world over the years, i.e. during the recording of the ‘Dangerous’ album, ‘HIStory’ album, world tours, photo and video shoots, exclusive interviews, lunches, dinners and much more. In 1994 Adrian wrote the best-selling Michael Jackson chronology – The Visual Documentary, published by Omnibus Press.
Jackson personally acknowledged Adrian’s work many times, and in 1998 granted Adrian an exclusive interview for his third book, Making History.
In 2001 Michael Jackson personally attended the ‘Tenth Annual Michael Jackson Tribute’ – a show Adrian had been producing since 1991. Michael described the show as “Beautiful and incredible!”
In 2006 Adrian developed the Michael Jackson Tribute show further and created THRILLER LIVE, which first previewed at the Dominion Theatre. Later that year Adrian teamed the THRILLER LIVE dancers up with American RnB star, Chris Brown, to perform before Michael Jackson and a TV audience of almost one billion at The World Music Awards, celebrating the record-breaking album, Thriller and Jackson receiving the Diamond Award.
The following year Adrian joined up with Flying Music to produce THRILLER LIVE as a touring show, enjoying success and rave reviews across the UK and Europe.
Away from Jackson, Adrian has managed performers for over 15 years, run a record label, and produced a variety of events, including ‘Gospel Singer of the Year’.
Adrian is also an experienced writer, art director and publisher, and has worked on some of the UK’s top titles including Elle, Heat and FHM, as well as publishing his own titles – Urban Image and Blink.
Adrian is now producing a new stage show, RESPECT LA DIVA, which is again giving him the opportunity to bring to the stage the music that he loves.