photo: Niccole Radhe
Here Comes The Music by Niccole Radhe “If music is truly something you want to succeed in, you have to make it your EVERYTHING.” This is the advice that young singer/songwriter Adara Rae would give to any aspiring musician and it is exactly what she is doing. Since hitting the Tucson scene a few years ago Adara has gone from being a solo country artist to fronting a full rock/pop band called ‘Adara Rae and The Homewreckers’. If you have ever had the pleasure of being in the audience of an ‘Adara Rae and The Homewreckers’ show, you may have a hard time classifying their sound and fitting their music into a specific genre. Like many of Tucson’s musicians, this is probably exactly how Adara likes it. A mix of country, rock and bluesy pop is what gives Adara and her Homewreckers a different edge. When Adara graduated high school she was working part time at a bowling alley, attending PCC classes, and only shared her music with the four walls of her bedroom. Adara explains a particular day and song that changed her life forever; “I drove home from work one day with my Bruce Springsteen cassette blaring. I had just gotten dumped, I hated my job and the average Joe path I was currently riding on. Through my tears I heard the line ‘you can’t start a fire worrying about your little world falling apart’. It hit me! I turned the car around, marched into my boss’s office and quit my day job. I have not put on a name tag since.” Adara Rae has played in nearly every favorite Tucson venue, KXCI’s Locals Only show and the nationally famous SXSW music festival. Her profoundly sultry voice and vivacious guitar rhythms are the forefront, while the multi-talented all-male Homewreckers complement and enhance her sound. Listening to Seth Murzyn playing the viola, saxophone and guitar while David Velaso plays bass and Casey Hadland beating the drums, it sounds like they’ve been playing together for ages. The band is excited to be releasing their first album Here Comes The Music. The CD release party at The Flycatcher will kick off a month long southwest tour. Adara talks about her dreams and plans for the future with a bright-eyed smile and is quite proud of her accomplishments so far, “The plan is to be
successful enough to survive on music alone, and to get my music heard by as many people as possible. As for how long that will take, who knows? I’m willing to try for as long as my soul can take it.” Adara prides herself on writing all of her own original music; she also will play covers now and then and has the musical taste of an old soul. Her cassette tape collection includes; George Michael, Morrisey, The Smiths, Johnny Cash, Janis Joplin, Bee Gees, Fleetwood Mack, Depeche Mode and the Doors just to name a few. Adara said she would give anything to see The Doors play just once and has always been a die-hard Morrisey Fan. Adara always wants more when it comes her to artistic and professional goals; “Never settling has been a blessing and curse so far in my career, on the one hand it keeps me reaching for the stars but sometimes it keeps me humble and proud of what has been accomplished so far.” It is safe to say you will be seeing a lot more of Adara around town and eventually around the southwest. If you have not heard Adara Rae and The Homewreckers perform live, check out their social media accounts to stay up to date on the latest news and upcoming shows. They are on Reverbnation, Facebook and Instagram. Here Comes The Music CD Release Party will be held on November 19th at The Flycatcher, doors open at 9pm. n Upcoming Local Shows: 11/6, UAMC Farmers market at 10am; 11/6, Delectable’s Restaurant, 7pm; 11/8, St. Phillips Plaza, 8am; 11/10 KGUN 9 Morning blend, 10am Tour Dates: 11/19, The Flycatcher, Tucson; 11/20, The Quarry, Bisbee; 11/21, Tubac Jack’s Saloon, Tubac; 11/22, Yucca Tap Room, Tempe; 11/23 Pho Cao, Scottsdale; 11/24, The Mint, Los Angeles; 11/25, The Merrow, San Diego; 11/27, The Dive Bar, Las Vegas; 11/28, Spook Hall, Jerome; 11/28, Cultured Café, Flagstaff;11/29 Black Hole Brewery in Prescott . November 2015 | ZOCALOMAGAZINE.com 65
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