ABOUT THE BAND
One day a man described my music as “Buttery blue-eyed soul”. I don’t know if it’s because I had blue eyes and I kind of sounded like a black man singing some soulful music; but whatever it was, it sure released my soulful being and I took it as a compliment. I’ve been listening to soul, folk, blues, rock, jazz and many other genres of music my whole life but never really played in my early years. Playing music wasn’t a big part of my life until my early twenties when I returned to my hometown of Portland, Maine. Wanting a change I did a short stint in politics and I realized that I was working for powerful men that really only cared about maintaining that power, rather than making people and the world we live in a better place. After returning to Portland in November of 2004, I began writing of my beliefs and experiences. Slowly, my thoughts began translating into songs.
I was brought up to love and respect the soul and the heart. My dreams have changed over the years. With that, I have found something through music. As I developed my musical skills and began writing songs, I began playing gigs with my dad who has been a musician off and on throughout his life. I was then introduced to some other musicians, who loved what they were hearing. The Waxmen were born in 2006 at Chicky’s fine Dinner in Westbrook, Maine. There has been an array of revolving musicians in the Waxmen family. Our sound has generated a congregation of our own. Although I have had the pleasure of playing with a wide range of musicians; the core family now is Chuck Prinn (Drums), Frank Hopkins (Keys), and Josh Robbins (bass), and our sexy horn section. With sounds stemming from Stevie Wonder, Joe Cocker, and Sam Cooke; the Waxmen embody the roots of R/B, soul, rock, and funk that have given them an identity of feel good music. After the release of our second album “Universal Soldiers” the message became clear that our music could touch the most cynical people in our society. Music has become my form of expression and I have fallen in love with its possibilities. We never stop growing and we never stop dreaming. We intend to preach those beliefs to the ears that listen.
Adam Waxman – guitar, lead vocals
Frank Hopkins – Keys, guitar
Josh Robbins – Bass
Joe Farrell – Lead and rhythm guitar
Matt Leighton – Saxophones
John Mclaine – Trombone
Chuck Prinn – Drums