A talented, committed musician in his youth, Adrian Nation describes his first compositions as "the ramblings of a searching teenager". He may ramble less these days, but his search continues, and he has evolved into one of the most insightful and incisive songwriters of his generation. Influenced at an early age by the genius of Bob Dylan and the melodic fluidity of Mark Knopfler's haunting guitar, Adrian's teenage eyes and ears were truly opened when the late Isaac Guillory "played the guitar like I had never seen" ("Diamonds in the Stream", Sowing Seeds, 2003). Reflecting on this experience Adrian says, "Suddenly the acoustic guitar was a much bigger instrument than I ever thought it could be. My mind was set." In 1998, Adrian and accomplished guitarist Tim Whitnell, formed "Six Feet Above". The duo produced one album, "Tide's Up", from which "Waiting Game" attracted generous airplay in Europe and America. It seems that Adrian had a taste and he wanted more. Thus came the creation of "Sowing Seeds". Released on Adrian's own label, Laburnum Bridge, "Sowing Seeds" made an immediate impact and marked a turning point in Adrian's now solo career. Self effacing as ever, he said, "It gave me real hope that I had the ability to write songs that had a purpose and meaning, that I would be proud to perform". Second album syndrome? Not likely! An ambitious work by any standards, Adrian has enlisted Chris West to produce the follow-up, "Fall or Fly". Chris's recent credits include Richard Ashcroft's platinum-selling "Keys to the World". Referring to the project Chris West said, "It's not often you discover an artist that has the three S's for success: Songs, Singing and Serious Musicianship. Once you let yourself be charmed by his music, you are hooked." Adrian's long awaited "Fall or Fly" is set to be launched at The Nave, Islington, London the end of March 2009.