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Adia & The 7 Eyes for Your Neo-Soul

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 HALFSTACK MAGAZINE

Halfstack Magazine had the pleasure of speaking with lead singer and violinist of Adia & the 7 Eyes. They are comprised of Chicago’s finest: Matt Nelson on keyboards, Geoff Lowe on bass, Zoey Witz on guitar, and Frank Alongi on drums.  Blending elements of several genres and styles their sound is explosive, their lyrics intimate, personal and grandiose.

Adia is an American neo-soul rock violinist, singer and songwriter. Born and raised in Milwaukee, WI; Adia enrolled in her first violin lessons when she was just three and a half years old. Her talent was unquestionable throughout her musical studies, which culminated in a Master of Music degree in violin performance from DePaul University in Chicago.

Here’s where the dream became reality, early on, while working towards her Master of music degree in violin performance, her private lesson teacher advised her that she was not good enough, and basically said that she did not have the technical skill to be a professional musician.  Hearing this from her mentor, the person who was supposed to support her and help her was the moment, which brought her down to a place she had not been before.  She had a choice, to listen to someone else’s opinion of what they thought a professional musician should sound like, or move on and create something on her own… thankfully she chose the latter. She is currently a professional musician, making music, teaching, mentoring, creating and helping.  Her music is her life, exemplified by the joy she has creating it with her band mates. 

Adia & The 7 Eyes, a band that lives for their electrifying concert performances that combine the raw power of rock with blues, funk and soul influences. Their EP Live from the Alley quickly caught attention of the music insiders. In addition to fast growing national and international iRadio and indie blog exposure, the band recently won Chicago Deli Magazine Artist of The Month, as well as recent winner of the 2014 Judges’ Selection for the Experience Hendrix Tour, and the  2013 Steve Vai Best in Shred competition.  

You can see her this Friday at BeatKitchen Bar, show starts at 10PM!

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