UK Country Pop trio The Adelaides, featuring Paris Georgia, Alicia Alba and Abi Phillips, are already creating a serious buzz. A young band, in every sense, The Adelaides nonetheless hark back to the old time Country traditions of talent, truth and integrity; these girls just want to entertain. The Adelaides are three incredible singer-songwriters who pack a serious collective punch.
The next few months will see them performing more shows and winning yet more fans, plus the band is going International, having played each day at the C2C Festival, they’ll also perform at Ramblin’ Man Festival 2018 and even on the Cruisin’ Country Cruise [cruisincountry.com.au] that departs from Sydney Harbour on 12 October 2019!
The band justified the growing interest in them by wowing hardcore country audiences when they played the Country Music Fest show at The Borderline and Hard Rock Country at the Hard Rock Café. They have performed support slots on tours by Catherine McGrath, Megan McKenna, Ashley Campbell & Mo Pitney, Andy Brown and Key West. Those live shows have gone fantastically well, and The Adelaides are also now confirmed to perform in Hyde Park in July 2018 on the same bill as Michael Bublé and Van Morrison, as well as at the 2018 Cornbury, Nashville Meets London, Grillstock and Black Deer Festivals.
Guitarist Paris Georgia is a prolific and creative vocalist who has taken part in songwriting sessions in the home of Country, Nashville, and performed at the city’s legendary Bluebird venue. An engaging and confident performer with scores of gigs under her belt, she has also sung solo at Wembley Arena at a charity event. The baby of the group, Alicia Alba has sung all her life and yet came to The Adelaides from the world of Acting and Dance. Whilst she loved drama school, the focus on musical theatre interested her less as her own tastes were rooted in soul and blues. Hooking up with The Adelaides allows her to indulge her love of music and performance, and she turned down appearing on ‘The Voice’ to concentrate on the group. Abi Phillips is an accomplished guitarist / singer/songwriter who has been writing original material since her early teens. A well-known TV face, Abi originally won her Hollyoaks role by writing a song called ‘Missing You’ which was broadcast during one of her storylines. Having performed at well-known events including BBC Children in Need, Moonwalk at Hyde Park and T4 On The Beach, Abi has a wealth of live experience, which she plans to put to full use on her journey with The Adelaides.
A truly exciting live act, the girls’ blend of self-penned originals, leavened with a couple of well-chosen covers, is winning them new fans wherever they go. Now focusing even more closely on the writing side, The Adelaides have a set of great tracks in the bag – with the likes of ‘Reckless’, ‘No Survivors’, ‘What Your Heart Would Say’, ‘Jelly Baby’ and ‘Jack Daniels’ being thoroughly road-tested. Into the mix they often bring a track like Lady Gaga’s ‘Million Reasons’ or the Maren Morris song ‘My Church’, given a creative twist by The Adelaides.
Already having turned heads and been welcomed on stages and radio stations across the country [they were chosen as Band Of The Month in May 2018 by BBC Introducing], The Adelaides are fired up and optimistic, and well they might be; watch these girls fly!