Come out for the music of this piano-driven alternative rock show that takes you on a musical journey through the genres of blues, jazz, reggae, southern rock, polka and more. Playing original music and more obscure covers from the 1960's to the present. Biography Year Banded: 2008 Band Members: Clayton Stanek-lead vocals, keyboards, melodica Bree Nettie-vocals Nikki Dietze-vocals Justin Crippen-vocals, percussion, acoustic guitar Chris Cook-guitar Adam Gill-bass Jeff Gonzalez-drum kit Nathan Parsons-percussion, congas, tamborine Adobanga Formed in 2008 by Clayton Stanek, Adobanga has undergone many changes in the four years it has been a band. Currently, Adobanga features eight band members, each bringing their own distinct style to the band. Clayton has studied piano since the age of eight. He has continued to study classical, jazz and blues piano throughout his life, and has performed in over 40 states in venues large and small for live audiences in many different bands and collaborating with many different artists. He has had the privilege of collaborating with musicians from Cirque du Soleil and the Blue Man Group, as well as shared the stage with greats like Merle Haggard, Styx, Grand Funk Railroad, Foreigner, REO Speedwagon, Credence Clearwater Revisited, Duke Robillard and Umphrey's McGee. Sit and enjoy the show...or get up and dance...Adobanga plays music that is tasteful, well executed and engaging!! Adobanga is endowed with two beautiful singing and dancing ladies, Nikki and Bree. They are a feast for the ears and the eyes, with swinging moves and harmonies, sometimes dramatic and often funny! Justin delivers on deep vocals, quick raps, beat boxing, percussion and acoustic guitar. Chris shows his rock roots as Adobanga's electric guitar player, keeping a subtle, but powerful presence over the rhythm section as it sways between jazz, blues, rock 'n' roll, reggae, heavy metal and polka. Adam Gill plays a mean 6 string bass, driving the bands rhythm along with the band's percussionists, Jeff Gonzalez on the drum kit and Nathan Parsons on the congas. The versatility, energy, and fun displayed by Adobanga makes them a show you need to catch! The Band Name: Adobanga is a word derived from the name of, "Ota Benga". Check him out. His story is extraordinary. See More Description Adobanga, (pronounced Odd-oh-bang-gah) is a piano-driven alternative rock band. Hard to categorize, Adobanga shows influences from many genres and eras, weaving together sounds of rock, jazz, blues, polka, heavy metal, reggae and more to create music that is alternative in its lyric and general mood, but has a classic appeal with its foundations of blues, jazz and classical piano and organ.