Adrian Burruto is an active Melbourne songwriter and sound artist who has released music as a solo artist (under the moniker Yokey) and collaboratively with his band Sunk Junk. Adrian's solo singer/songwriter projects have been primarily rooted in the tradition of folk music and inspired by multiple artists such as Jeff Buckley, Gareth Liddiard (The Drones), The Beatles and Nick Drake. With a focus on thought provoking lyrics finger style guitar work and story telling.
Sunk Junk on the other hand is a much more eclectic affair and nowadays the main creative outlet for Adrian. Combining elements of electronic music, hip hop, noise and impressionism, whilst maintaining at the core traditional songwriting conventions.
Both of these acts have received support from 3RRR, PBS FM, Triple J and by the Melbourne community at large.
Equipped with a thorough understanding of how songwriting works and a framework to see music through, Adrian teaches his students to see music from many perspectives, increasing overall artistic appreciation and awareness. Combining these ideas with guitar skills, technique, repertoire and musical theory the result is a well-rounded student. The main objective of Adrian’s teaching style is to empower the student with tools that will allow them to express themselves through the guitar and ultimately show them fundamentally what it is to be an musician.