For the third consecutive year, award-winning film composer Tree Adams will compose and conduct for the 5th Taurus World Stunt Awards™ airing on E! Thursday, October 13th at 8:00 PM. The annual awards show honoring the best in the stunt business will be hosted by Action Movie hero and wrestling superstar Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. In addition to dramatic action-packed musical cues to accompany the winners to the stage, Tree Adams will incorporate a 30-piece orchestra into the live telecast in his duties as musical director, including original music for a Cirque du Soleil performance created exclusively for the awards under the direction of choreographer Jacques Heim.
"To increase the dynamics of the musical performances, I've incorporated Taiko drums, music samplers and electronic elements into the live broadcast," Adams says.
Movies such as "Kill Bill II," "Troy," "The Aviator," "Spiderman II," "Bourne Supremacy" and "Collateral" headline the list of films. The Rock's cousin and stunt double in "Walking Tall," Tanoai Reed, a double award-winner last year, is nominated in the category "Best High Work." Other categories include "Best Work with a Vehicle," "Best Overall Stunt by a Stunt Woman," "Best Overall Stunt by a Stunt Man," "Best Specialty Stunt" and "Best Stunt Coordinator and/or 2nd Unit Director."
Tree Adams has extensive experience in contributing original scores and/or songs to both feature film and television. The gifted songwriter/composer's music is heard in theatrical projects including "Baadasssss!," "Killer Diller," "Drowning Mona," "Casper" and Paul Schrader's "Auto Focus." In television, Adams' scoring credits include the WB sitcom "Reba!" and the upcoming CBS film "BTK Killer." He has also contributed songs to "Felicity," "The Guardian," MTV's "Road Rules," A&E's "Biography," the NFL and "That's Life."
Tree Adams is from a family with deep musical roots. His grandfather Seymour Solomon founded Vanguard Records and discovered such musical legends as Buddy Guy, Woody Guthrie and Joan Baez. His father is an original member of Woodstock favorite Country Joe and The Fish. With music in his blood, Adams founded the rock band The Hatters which released three albums on Atlantic Records and shared the stage with The Dave Matthews Band, Sheryl Crow, Buddy Guy, Joan Osborne, Jimmy Cliff and A Tribe Called Quest. Tree Adams currently runs Treehouse Music Inc., composing and producing his own releases and releases for other artists.