Magaly Acevedo first developed her appreciation for music as a child growing up in the Dominican Republic, where she would often listen to LPs that her mother had sent to her from the US. Years later, after she, too, had emigrated, Magaly began to develop an interest in photography and videography. She has since produced an extensive collection of photographs covering her life in New York City and her travels throughout the world. She has worked with Adam Lakes as a recording engineer, photographer, and videographer.
Tyler Burba got his start in music by singing at gospel competitions and performing on local Christian radio programs in the Pacific Northwest. During these early years, he also taught himself how to play piano and guitar after developing an interest in rock n roll artists such as Elvis Presley, the Beatles, and Bob Dylan. He has since written, recorded, and performed in a number of genres, including; classical, jazz, blues, rock n roll, Latin, country, experimental/avant-garde and spoken word. With his solo project, Visit, he has released two albums of existential country music. He has been writing, recording, and performing with Adam Lakes since 1999.
Jim Despas has lived in New York City since the day he was born. His life in music began at an early age, when he saw the Beatles debut on the Ed Sullivan Show. After this initial inspiration, he began to learn musicianship instinctually by picking up any instrument he could find, eventually settling on the bass guitar because it created the sound to which both his ear and mind were most seriously drawn. During the height of the New York City rock n roll scene, he was a regular player at the Bleeker Street clubs and at CBGBs. In later years, he withdrew from public performance to raise a family and devote time to his home solo recording project, Push/Pull, which has produced a large discography of unreleased experimental, punk, and rock recordings. He currently plays bass guitar with Adam Lakes in both a live setting and on record.
David Sisko is a record producer based in New York City. He has remixed best-selling artists, released electronic and experimental records, and co-written and produced numerous songs for major, indie, and self-released labels. He is one-half of songwriting team and recording project Disco Pusher, and he works out of his MinMax Studios in Midtown Manhattan. He holds a Masters of Music Technology degree from New York University, with a focus on Artificial Intelligence, Voice Recognition, and the Tonemeister Recording curriculum. He works with Adam Lakes as both a producer and mixing engineer.
Michele Temple is a musician, composer, and record producer based in Woodside, Queens. She began her music career in Cleveland, Ohio, where she was a member of such bands as Home & Garden and the Vivians. Since 1993, she has been a member of the legendary avante-garage, underground rock band, Pere Ubu. In New York, she has played in the orchestra pits of such Broadway shows as Wicked and Motown, and she has taught at the Brooklyn Conservatory, where she counts Alicia Keys as one of her former students. Michele runs her own recording studio and production company, Urban Iguana Productions. She has worked with Adam Lakes on a number of projects since 2009.
Bill Wolf began playing drums when he was nine years old, but was beating on pots and pans, and boxes, and friends long before that. After early encounters with famed drummers Buddy Rich and Bernard Purdie, he was on his way to a life in music, and though he suffered the ignominy of performing disco with the Paul D Schreiber High School Marching Band, he recovered to play rock n roll with such groups as Marscape, The Bounding Johnsons, Josh Diamond and the Brooklyn Soul, Blockhouses and Wolfhaven. For many years, he has been a staple of the New York City rock n roll scene, performing everywhere from CBGB’s to the Ding Dong Lounge. He has been performing and recording with Adam Lakes since 2011.