Adriano Buffone (or Adj) is a successful songwriter and music producer who has had songs cut by many of contemporary music's leading lights including Avicii, Raye, Kiko Bun and Tom Grennan among others.

He is published by Global and is a frequent collaborator with Grammy winning songwriter and Ed-Sheeran co-writer Amy Wadge. Many of his songs and productions have enjoyed being playlisted by BBC Radio 1. 

He began his career in the music industry as guitarist of the gold selling UK band Kubb signed to Mercury records. Adj's most recent work includes co-writing with Mancunian singer songwriter JP Cooper on 'We Were Raised Under Grey Skies', the title track of the artist's top ten charting debut album. 

Adj will be imparting his vast knowledge of songwriting to students on the BA (Hons) Songwriting degree