Dreams begin at a small age, but for all five members of Adelaide, the dream has only just begun to take shape. Here's their story.
Fall 2016: The Decision. Having been on the fence about his career in finance or the pursuit of music, now frontman and primary songwriter Dan Taylor had decided to settle into a classic 9 to 5 office job. There should be no regrets about trying something out to see if you might like it, but Dan quickly realized that it wasn't for him and music was the only option that provided a real sense of joy and fulfillment. So with that, he left his job with a fancy salary (not actually that fancy), and started treating songwriting like his full time gig.
By his side during all of this and throughout the past year was lead guitar player Ben Rudy. Once Dan quit his job, together Dan and Ben began forming songs from the scribbles and scratches in Dan's notebooks, all the while, dreaming of what might some day be a full band.
FACT: Ben's undying passion for music eventually ended up being what truly resparked Dan's desire to "do this for real".
December 2016: Adelaide Gets A Drummer. Matt Reynolds who had been a long time friend of lead guitar player Ben Rudy, had just returned from a semester-long trip to England. Once Dan and Matt met, Matt's ability to be a great sounding board to the songs, smart drumming, and traditional training instantly proved his potential and helped the writing process progress quicker. At that point it was official, Matt was in. And just like that, they had a handful of songs that they were willing to share. Only one problem: Adelaide had no bass player.
April 2017: The Great Acquisition. Having searched for a bass player for months, Adelaide finally rested on the acquisition of guitar player, musician, and skiing backflipper Adam Peters. Adam has proved to be an asset to the team since his start with the group by providing ripping bass parts, hilarious comments, and a drive for more success.
June 2018: From Across The Pond. With a thought a five-piece band on Adelaide's mind since the start, drummer Matt Reynolds decided that they could find a good enough drummer, he would happily step aside and onto his other love found on the ivory keys (don't worry they're not really ivory, that's just wrong). Now, in walks a the Welshman (that mean's he's from Wales), and mutual friend of ours by the name of Ben Lee. Matt has to go away on a trip, Adelaide needs a drummer for a couple shows while he's gone, and boom! Ben Lee is learning the songs as session drummer only. Not long after, Dan takes Ben out for coffee, gives him the full-time offer and just like that he was a permanent member of Adelaide.
From the start, Adelaide debuted at a sold out show and has quickly rounded up a great list of stages played. Most notable stages include Lee's Palace, Club Absinthe, and The Opera House with many more in between. While continuing to play shows around Southern Ontario and make the occasional radio appearance, Adelaide has put together their debut EP titled 'Where You Go' which is available on all platforms.
Vocals, Guitar: Dan Taylor // Lead Guitar: Ben Rudy // Bass: Adam Peters // Keys: Matt Reynolds // Drums: Ben Lee