Adam Lambert took to Twitter on Thursday to officially introduce his new band line-up to his more than 1.25 million Twitter followers. Although many fans are already familiar with most of the band members, there is a new addition. Adam began the introductions with his new bass player, Ashley Dzerigin, “ladies and gents: for those of you who don’t know, please meet @ashleydzerigian – my new badass diva on bass.” Ashley is replacing Tommy Joe Ratliff, who played bass for Adam’s Glam Nation tour, because Tommy Joe is moving to the position of lead guitar. Adam shared the news, saying, “And mr @TommyJoeRatliff is feat as lead guitar now. He understands my musical vision, plays so tastefully and as an ensemble! Go team!” For those that did not see Tommy on tour, many may remember him from the infamous AMA kiss two years ago. Adam kissed Tommy, who played keyboards that night, causing a controversy that lasted for months. In addition to Tommy and Ashley, Adam introduced Isaac Carpenter and Camilla Grey, both who were part of his band during Glam Nation. He tweeted, “And the incomparable @isaacthecarp on drums!! So in the pocket!!! And the biggest heart…” and added, “And @UhHuhHerMusic’s Cam on keys!! A true artist and musician… And a sexy spirit!! Luv ya Cam!!“
Adam’s band members are probably already known by many people because of their individual projects. Cam is part of the electro-pop indie band Uh Huh Her. Isaac Carpenter has a long list of credits, having played with Loudermilk, Gosling, and Duff McKagan’s LOADED, among others. Ashley Dzerigian was a part of the bands My Jerusalem and Great Northern. Prior to joining Adam Lambert’s band, Tommy Joe Ratliff played in several bands in L.A., such as Eat the Crow, Mouthlike, and Turn of the Screw, among others.
Although Adam Lambert is a solo artist, his band members add much to his live performances. In fact, in addition to their solo endeavors, the existing members have also gained their own fan following of Glamberts from the past tour. Now that Adam has formally introduced everyone, are you excited to them perform his new music? Hopefully fans won’t have to wait long, because Adam will probably start the promotion tour for his new single soon!
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