Standing Through Wednesday
Adam's relationship with music was ingrained in him at a young age, with his parents opening a music store in St. Louis, Michigan when he was four years old. Being exposed to old blues and ragtime, in addition to artists like Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis, only helped to encourage his piano playing at a young age. It was after his first performance in a talent show, when hearing the roar of the crowd, that he realized that music was to be his calling. While studying music in college, Adam met drummer Brian V. in the school's jazz band, where they recognized a love of music in one another. After many performances together in Minnesota, Brian decided to join the Army. This prompted Adam to begin a flourishing solo career, performing with a rock band all over Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan for four years. In January of 2006, Adam and Brian reunited, and were joined by guitarist Chase Jackson and bassist Ian Flaherty. They fused their musical backgrounds to create a fresh new sound, and have since been performing locally in Grand Rapids and Michigan, most recently performing with the Gin Blossoms at the Intersection. They have tentative plans to rock faces off during a Midwest college tour. Adam also takes the stage every week in Grand Rapids and throughout the country, garnering a loyal fan base along the way that is cultivated through not just his stage show, but also various podcasts, radio play, and the world wide web, with his most notable onstage performance featuring jazz veteran Maynard Ferguson. Presently Adam is releasing a new studio album, Just Like It's Always Been. Bringing his mix of retro and modern pop music with jazz and boogie frills to the table, this album is ten years in the making, allowing listeners to fully identify with his passion for music and connect with him emotionally. Combing toe-tapping rhythms, catchy melodies, and a hearty helping of silliness, Adam has the uncanny ability of taking serious subjects and putting a light twist to them. However, whether or not the song is serious, or ridiculous, it does not lack passion. 'Passion is the basis for each of my songs,' Adam says, 'but I'm not afraid of having fun with the music I write.' The Band Adam Pringle.