Rooted in the spirit of rock & roll, Wild Adriatic has built an international audience on a combination of groove, grit, and guitar-heavy swagger. The group has been hailed for their tight instrumentation, infectious melodies, and high-energy performances.
With the trio's newest album, Feel, bandmates Travis Gray, Rich Derbyshire, and Mateo Vosganian take on a more soulful vibe influenced by the sounds of Motown. The album was recorded in Austin, with Grammy-nominated producer Frenchie Smith. The goal was to shine a light on the band's strength as a live act, avoiding click tracks, digital instruments, sampled sounds, and other tricks of the recording studio. Instead, Wild Adriatic focused on the same core ingredients Gray's guitar playing and soulful sweep of a voice; Vosganian's percussive stomp; Derbyshire's in-the-pocket bass that helped start the band in 2011.
wild Adriatic has been whittled into sharp shape by a touring schedule that's kept them busy for roughly 175 days a year including two European tours, countless stateside runs, and appearances at festivals like Bonnaroo.
Join Wild Adriatic at Caffe Lena for a rare performance featuring an acoustic side of the same songs you love.