Adas Gecevicius

Sheep Got Waxed

Adas Gecevicius

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About

Paiste Artist Since
September 2012

Nationality
Lithuania

Main Affiliation
Sheep Got Waxed

„I always loved Paiste for a sound, but when Paiste reached to me and I took one set of cymbals from them , that answered all my questions regarding cymbals for years! Cymbal question is over! “

Setup

Adas Gecevicius

Cymbals listed from left to right

13" Signature Dark Energy Hats Mark I (discontinued)
17" Signature Dark Energy Crash Mark I
10" Alpha Metal Splash (discontinued)
21" Signature Dark Energy Light Dark Ride Mark I (discontinued)

Biography

Since the early days, Adas Gecevičius (1990-06-17) devoted his life to music. He attended the renowned M. K. Čiurlionio music school, where he explored piano and accordion. In 2003, he began playing drums in various rock bands, writing new music, and participating in various youth music competitions nationally and internationally. In 2010, Adas began his studies in the Lithuanian music and arts academy as a jazz drum major. His love for the instrument and genre led him to form “Sheep Got Waxed.” The alternative jazz trio gained recognition both nationally and internationally over the years. In 2011, they won the “Grand Prix” award in the “Vilnius Jazz Young Power” contest. In 2012, they were nominated the Golden Stage Award(Auksinis Scenos Kryžius) for music written for the play “Fight Club.” Finally, in 2014, “Sheep Got Waxed” released their debut album that created a positive audience response. While with the group, Adas decided to work on his solo project as an electronic musician, and in 2012, became the official face of the Swiss cymbal company “Paiste.” After signing with the brand, he participated in the international drummer contest “Drum day,” where he won 3rd place for his masterful performance. Shortly after graduating from university, Adas began delving into composing music for movies, theater performances, and musicals. In 2014, he composed for the first Lithuanian horror movie “Rusys.” In 2015, Adas wrote for the musical “Mfest.” In 2016, nominated for the Golden Stage Award(Auksinis Scenos Kryžius) for music composed for the play “Gararar.” In 2017, awarded the Golden Stage Award(Auksinis Scenos Kryžius) as the co-writer of the best dance performance “Game Over” (“Žaidimas Baigtas”). Adas has performed in various countries, including China, South Korea, Taiwan, Israel, England, Poland, Sweeden, France, Russia, Ukraine, and Georgia. He also aims to widen his musical horizons by working with well-known Lithuanian artists: Žygimantas Kudirka (Mc Mesijus), Jurga Šeduikytė, Alina Orlova, Renata Dubinskaitė, Petras Vyšniauskas, Šarukas Joneikis, Solo Ansamblis, Rolandas Kazlas, Migloko, Ričardas Šumila, Kenny Wollesen, Jonathon Haffner, Dalius Naujokaitis, and others. Currently, the artist continues to work with “Sheep Got Waxed,” “Vilniaus Energija,” and his solo project “ADAS,” performing within Lithuania and internationally. In 2019, Sheep Got Waxed, and Tommy Moustache (NL) released a collaborative project Tommy got waxed with “Challenge Records,” in the Netherlands and 2020 Adas released his first solo album Mikroritmika. The artist continues to gain recognition internationally by helping the national jazz federation put together jazz albums containing all the best music created by Lithuanian jazz musicians annually. Finally, Adas has opened for artists like Ghostpoet, BadBadNotGood, and Kamasi Washington.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark body, full frequency spectrum, brilliant highs. Very wide range, complex, pleasing musical mix. Immediate, sensitive response, strong attack, controllable spread, even, layered fade. This crash combines silky, soft qualities with energy and projection for an incredibly versatile application range. Also extremely well suited as suspended cymbals and for mallet rolls.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 14", 15"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Full, rich, energetic with a definite dark side. Crunchy, with a meaty bite. Very wide range, very complex mix. Extremely balanced, very responsive feel. Full dark, rich, shimmering, biting open/closed sound. Beautiful, fat, meaty, crisp, cutting chick sound. Fast, responsive, articulate with excellent feel and playability. An immensely versatile hi-hat that combines finesse and articulation with raw energy and cutting power.

  • Sounds