Written by Lisa Giaramita
Photos by Ron Macaluso
Adalene doesn’t defy boundaries when it comes to rock music. They’re simply not an average rock band, but they’re also not atypical. Comprised of five members, each a valuable contribution to the band, Adalene knows how to have a good time while presenting a loud, high-energy show to their fans.
All members currently reside in Nashville, Tennessee. Lead vocalist Brett Moyer is originally from Ohio, lead guitarist Corey Rozzoni is from Texas, bass player Jonathan Stoye is from Michigan, rhythm guitarist/keyboardist Josh Mitchell is from Michigan, and drummer Johannes Greer is a native of Tennessee. Says Josh, “We wouldn’t be the same without each individual member. That’s why it took so long to find the right people to work with.”
Adalene was fully formed in October 2009. Each member immediately connected with one another. It didn’t take long for them to figure out when the band was undoubtedly complete. With influences ranging from 70s Rock to Hard Rock to Alternative Rock, it’s no wonder that their sound is reminiscent of those eras. Stylistically, Adalene has been compared to the Foo Fighters and Incubus. Some of their fans may find that their songs are a reflection of something else. However, one thing that can be agreed upon is that they have the quality of a melodic rock band that truly rocks.
Corey said, “Our singer actually sings. He doesn’t scream. We play rock music, but our drummer has a funky kind of flare, so some of the beats have a dance kind of thing. Even though it’s rock, it still has some movement. It’s not just straight ahead metal or anything like that. It’s all about being melodic. It’s never thought out, though.”
Though Josh writes most of the songs for Adalene, everyone in the band contributes to the songwriting. Josh said, “I write the majority of the music so far, but everybody in the band has writing abilities, and we’ve done some collaboration that turned out great. But, I had a lot of material before these guys, so that’s what we’ve been using.”
Adalene’s recent project was the recording of an EP, produced by Seth Goodman (assistant producer for Linkin Park, AFI). It features five fabulous tracks written by the band. But, it’s not just about the songs. Corey says, “There are certain songs that touch certain people. Hopefully, we become that kind of band. Not just because of our great looks (laughs). I hope we become something to someone. It’s not just about the music, it’s about the whole thing.” Adds Josh, “I don’t think we ever try to overdo it or take ourselves too seriously. We write music that people just enjoy listening to, and if it has some meaning to whoever, hopefully it’s relatable to other people.”
The members of Adalene always make it a point to have a good time on and off the stage. They want their audience to have a good time. Corey believes, “If it’s not fun, why do it?” Adalene is currently nominated for Best Live Rock Performance for the 2010 Nashville Independent Music Awards.
Exciting developments are up ahead for Adalene. In the meantime, check out one of their shows because there’s always something new and unexpected. The only thing that’s certain to be expected is a rockin’ good time!
For more information on Adalene and to purchase a CD, visit their website at www.adalene.net.