In 2002 Adelayda released their debut, self-titled EP to their many fans
across the Southeast. The buzz soon spread nationally, and by 2003, Adelayda was performing across the country supporting
acts such as Sister Hazel and Edwin McCain. They were also performing alongside acts such as Will Hogue and Peter Searcey.
Their first single, “Separate Lives,” garnered regional radio attention from the likes of Birmingham, Alabama’s
WRAX 107.7 FM the X, Huntsville Alabama’s 95.1 FM WRTT the Rocket, and Mobile Alabama’s WABB 97.5 FM. The single
also rapidly gained radio attention throughout many other Alabama stations as well as throughout Georgia, Mississippi, and
Florida. The song was touted as one of the most requested songs of 2002 by many of these stations, even winning several awards
from regional radio, including 107.7 the X’s Best Song of 2002 from the Tuttle and Kline morning show. By the time their
debut album, Room to Breathe, was released in October of 2003 the regional success had spread nationally. The album’s
debut single, “Not Tonight,” was released earlier that summer, and the single was an instant hit with radio play
from dozens of stations coast to coast. The album received the number one most requested song honors from 17 stations across
the nation; from California to Nebraska, and back down south. Not bad for a local band from Alabama on an upstart independent
record label. The song, “Not Tonight,” also charted on each of the radio Hot AC and Pop indicator charts based
on the amount of radio adds it was gaining; even outpacing rapper Nelly’s classic hip hop tune “Right Thurr”
on the indicator charts for weeks at a time. No small feat, but no surprise for people who knew the talent that Adelayda possessed.
Since releasing their album to iTunes in 2005, the band has consistently sold thousands of downloads throughout the US, UK,
Australia, and Asia yearly. All of this with no radio or tour support since 2004. As strong as their radio performance and
album sales were, and are, they pale in comparison to seeing Adelayda perform live. Their high energy and emotionally driven
live show is one that packed venues across the nation for years. Their music is a blend of alternative, pop, and alt/country,
setting the backdrop to lyrics that tell a story that listeners instantly respond to. The emotion of their music is felt in
their live performances, and they have received mass praise for consistently providing a quality live show that keeps listeners
engaged from start to finish. One of the greatest aspects of the music is that it is as relevant today for listeners as it
was 10 years ago when the songs were released. In February of 2004, Adelayda disbanded over differences with their record
label. Now 8 years later, they are back and better than ever! The original line up of Jeff Holmes – vocals & rhythm
guitar, Justin Gannon – lead guitar, Dave Mattson – bass, and Dan Baker – Drums have regrouped, and are
back performing. In December of 2011, Adelayda put on their first concert in 8 years in Birmingham, Alabama. There were more
than 500 presales to the event and more than 850 in attendance. Adelayda is currently playing shows and writing new material.
The anticipated sophomore album will be released later this year.