Adam West was a punk rock band founded in Washington D.C. in 1991 and disbanded in 2008. Line-up [06/2006 - 11/2008]: Jake Starr - vocals Mario Trubiano - guitar Steve - bass Jim Sciubba - drums Past Members: Dan-o Deckelman - guitar Ben Brower - drums Steve Baise - guitar Tom Barrick - drums Kevin Hoffman - guitar, vocals Eric Wallgren - drums Johnny May - bass Derrick Baranowsky - guitar James Marlowe - guitar Johnny Epiphone - guitar Bill Crandall - guitar, vocals Andy Rapoport - bass Ray Wiley - guitar Phil Munds - bass
“You wanted the best and you got it, the hottest band in the land . . . Adam West!”
If you recognize where that line is from, then you know what time it is. Adam West is a rock-n-roll band, period. Take Iggy & the Stooges, Black Sabbath, The Misfits, The MC5, KISS, AC/DC, and mix in the best 60s garage punk and you’ve got Adam West. Can ya dig it? In their hometown of Washington, DC, Adam West has won six Wammie Awards for Best Hard Rock Group and Best Hard Rock Vocalist from the Washington Area Music Association!
Adam West is currently working on a new album due for release in Spring 2008. A full six-week tour of Europe is planned for Summer 2008.
Their third compilation volume of non-album tracks from the archives was released in July 2006 on People Like You Records: “Longshot Songs for Broke Players 2001-2004”. This 24-track CD and LP includes songs culled from singles (A & B ‘s), rarities, compilations, unreleased tunes, etc. Adam West followed up the release of this album with their seventh tour of Europe in October/November 2006.
Adam West signed with German record label People Like You Records in 2001 and since have released the following full-length albums: “Power to the People” (2005), “Hi-Balls Are Rolling! 1999-2001” (2004), “God’s Gift to Women” (2003), “Ready Steady Adam West! 1993-1999” (2002), and “Right On!” (2001). “Right On!” was also released in 2002 in the USA on The Telegraph Company record label and in Japan on Myrmecoleo Records.
Adam West was formed in the early 1990s, when singer Jake Starr decided to form a 60s garage band. Adam West started gigging around Washington, D.C. and soon built up a local following. Jake immediately started his own label, Fandango Records, and started recording and releasing Adam West material. Their first single in 1993 “I Get a Sensation” was a rave-up garage slice and got Adam West international attention. As of the beginning of 2006, Adam West has released circa 30 7-inch singles, one 10-inch EP, eight CDs, and has made over 35 high-profile appearances on various compilation CDs.
Through all this recording and mayhem, Adam West has toured the USA and Europe many times. They have rocked with some of the best bands in the genre: Hellacopters, Gaza Strippers, BellRays, Zen Guerilla, Electric Frankenstein, Candy Snatchers, B-Movie Rats, American Heartbreak, Groovie Ghoulies, Immortal Lee County Killers, Iron Boss, D-Generation, Mud City Manglers, Silver Tongued Devil, Muffs, to name a handful. They’ve also appeared on multiple TV shows, played festivals in the USA and Europe, and have gotten frequent play on many traditional, satellite, and Internet-based radio.
Adam West is Jake Starr (throat), Steve (bass), Mario Trubiano (guitar), and Jim Sciubba (drums).
Former members: Tom Barrick (drums), Bill Crandall (guitar), Johnny May (bass), Derek Baranowski (guitar)