Adrian Luces was born in Trinidad and Tobago and emigrated to Canada with his parents when he was a young boy of nine years old. A graduate of St. Michael’s Choir School in Toronto, Adrian received a degree in Vocal Performance from New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. His musical and vocal studies also include Berklee College of Music in Boston, focusing on pop/jazz singing.

A multi-faceted and talented individual, Adrian has many passions in life which include family, friends, dogs, travel, music, and entertainment, the magic of the human voice, justice for all, helping those less fortunate and the elimination of divisive labels from our society.

As an artist Adrian is a singer/songwriter, works in the film industry, and is the creator of a line of image art called Scraperscapes which he launched online in July of 2020. His artwork can be viewed at scraperscapes.com. For 2021, Adrian has decided to record some of his favourite songs from the 1970’s beginning with the 1971 hit for David Gates and Bread, “If”. His plan is to record ten songs, one from each year of the decade. He is also working on presenting a spoken word video entitled, “I Am Who I Am”, which expresses his joys and challenges experienced throughout his life as a multi-ethnic human living in a myopic world, which sees only in black and white.

Founder of Vocal Impression, a performance and image enhancement company, Adrian thrives on teaching executives and professionals how to use their voice to its fullest potential to gain confidence and influence. Adrian has worked with clients from all walks of life. He serves as the vocal coach for Forrest and Company, a prominent Leadership and Development Consulting firm. He is also the Executive Director of PAL Canada Foundation, a national charitable organization dedicated to ensuring that the lives of elder artists thrive. Away from the musical and theatrical world, Adrian has appeared before the public as a spokesperson for a variety of groups. He has been a guest speaker for several companies and organizations discussing the fascinating subject of the voice and how it relates to one’s overall performance and image. In addition, he has been a freelance writer with the Toronto Sun, and a guest host and guest commentator on CFRB AM 1010 in Toronto, now Newstalk1010.

Adrian is very active in the Toronto community having produced the entertainment portions of many fundraisers for various organizations. In 2007 Adrian was the Co-Executive Producer of “A Gift of Music”, a fundraising concert for St. Michael’s Choir School which featured performances by The Barenaked Ladies, Matt Dusk, John McDermott, Michael Burgess, and Stewart Goodyear. The concert held at Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall raised over $300,000. In 2008, Adrian created Shadowlight Productions which reflected his first name which means “dark one” and his last name which means, “lights”. Shadowlight Productions went on to produce four concerts for Parasport Ontario raising over $100,000 for this worthy organization. For ten years Adrian was the Entertainment Co-Chair along with Patti Jannetta for the annual Mistletoe Ball, a fundraising gala for the SickKids Herbie Fund, raising over $10 million. In 2012, Adrian along with Patti Jannetta were Executive Producers of a song that together with Danny Turco, they wrote and performed along with 18 of Canada’s top entertainers the song, “Healing Hands, Changing Lives” in aid of the Herbie Fund.

In May of 2016, while watching the news of the disastrous fires that were destroying Fort McMurray, Alberta, Adrian felt that he had to do something to help the thousands of people that had lost their homes. He thought to himself that a fundraising concert in Toronto needed to be staged to show support for fellow Canadians in Fort McMurray. So he called Patti Jannetta and said to her, “we need to do a concert for Fort McMurray”, to which she said, “Okay, let’s do it”, so they created Music Makes Miracles Inc.. He then called friends Eileen Greene and Bruce Bowser and said to them, “we need to do a fundraising concert for Fort McMurray”, and they responded by creating an action team, serving as Co-Chairs with Pradeep Sood and Arlene Dickinson. Hosted by Arlene Dickinson, Deb McGrath and Colin Mochrie, the concert was held at Roy Thomson Hall and featured performances by Jim Cuddy, Measha Brueggergosman, Alan Frew, Jackie Richardson, John McDermott, Matt Dusk, The Lovelocks, The Devin Cuddy Band, Sophie Milman, Liona Boyd, Kayla Diamond, and musical director Mark Camilleri and a 21 piece orchestra and band. The concert was assembled and staged in under four weeks and raised $200,000 for the Canadian Red Cross Alberta Fires Appeal.

In 2019, Adrian along with his business partner Patti produced a fundraising concert, “Crescendo”, for The Regent Park School of Music in celebration of its 20th anniversary on May 1. On May 24 they produced “Beyond Boundless”, another fundraising concert in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the SickKids Herbie Fund, which featured performances by Jim Cuddy, Three Days Grace, Jackie Richardson, Susan Aglukark, Sean Jones, Jordan John and Travis Knights.

Adrian is excited about continuing his joyous life as an artist and producer in a post-pandemic world!

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