Adam Gates

Singer, Musical Artist


Who is Adam Gates?

Adam Gates is a vocalist, guitarist, keyboardist, and composer from the San Francisco Bay Area. He was lead singer for The Spent Poets, who released a self-titled album and toured nationally in the early 1990s. Gates toured in 1996 with Les Claypool as guitarist for Holy Mackerel and appeared on Highball with the Devil. He has been a member of No Forcefield, which included Larry LaLonde and Bryan Mantia. More recently, he played the character of Steve "Aiwass" Hampton Trouzdale in Claypool's film Electric Apricot. Gates has also made guest appearances at Les Claypool's New Year's Eve shows.

As of 2007, he is a member of Madame Blavatsky Overdrive from Oakland, California.

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Also known as
  • Bob C. Cock
  • Steve Hampton Trouzdale
  • Bob Cock
  • The Filthy Ape
  • United States of America

on July 23, 2013


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