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Adelita's Way

Adelita's Way

Genres: Alternative, Rock
Web site: http://www.adelitaswaymusic.net/

Adelita's Way singer Rick DeJesus and the band (in a different lineup) sold 10,000 self-titled records under their own steam, “Move On” earning #1 song accolades in 2006 on Vegas rock station KOMP. Regional tours further honed their reputation as a powerful live act, solidifying Rick as a charismatic frontman who wrote songs that exorcised and explored the demons of his past. Their songs, like “Scream,” written in a scummy Memphis motel room, are a whole-band effort. Rick’s lyrics are at once introspective, compassionate, unflinching and inspiring. On “Invincible,” a band favorite, Rick explains, “I was going for that ‘Incredible Hulk’ feeling; a song that pumps you up, a crowd-pleaser. It’s about our attitude: I’m not going to let anyone stand in the way of my dreams.”

In 2009, with the rising success of Adelita's Way, Rick and the band take nothing for granted. As teenage guitarist Chris observes, “we made it this far by hard work and nickel-and-dimeing it, vans breaking down in the middle of the desert, the whole bit. It took a while to find this ideal lineup, where we all want the same thing. And everything finally feels right.”

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Musicians:
Rick DeJesus – Vocals
Chris Iorio – Guitar
Keith Wallen – Guitar, Vocals
Derek Johnston – Bass
Trevor Stafford – Drums
Formed:
2006, Las Vegas, NV
Influences
Foo Fighters, Guns N Roses, Nickelback, Three Days Grace, Breaking Benjamin, Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Bush, The Killers, 3 Doors Down, Audioslave, Soundgarden, Buckcherry, Papa Roach
Current status
Touring nationally.