VICE Records and Warner Bros have signed the foursome Team Spirit. Founded by NYC’s own Ayad Al Adhamy. the band is set to shred at this year’s CMJ festival with five shows over the course of the fest. Following CMJ, Team Spirit will hit the road with White Denim and Maps & Atlases, bringing their sounds to fans in the Midwest on the Bonaroo365 Tour.
Ayad on forming Team Spirit: “I looked over at my guitar collecting dust in the corner and decided I’d had enough. I picked it up, fell back in love, and Team Spirit was born.”
Needing a band, he got in touch with his old shred-metal college roommate Roman Tobias.
Pettigrew (who had spent the last few years in Los Angeles founding a cult… seriously) and recruited Cosmo Kilburn Di Giulio after finding and nearly losing him following a night of drinking in a country music bar. They rounded off the lineup with ball-kickin’ drummer Mike Addesso.
Ayad describes Team Spirit as “Bursting with soulpower – a cocktail of Motown basslines, Thin Lizzy-esque dueling guitars, 90s sing-along hooks, glam beats, and Chuck Berry feet.”
CMJ Tour Dates
10.15 – Conflict of Interest – Rebel NYC 10.00pm
10.16 – Banners – Pianos Upstairs 12.30am
10.17 – TAYFPR Showcase Pianos Downstairs 5:00pm
10.17 – Noisey CMJ Showcase – Santos Party House Downstairs 10.45pm
10.20 – FUZZ – Swat Bar – 12:00am
Bonaroo365 Tour w/White Denim & Maps and Atlases
10.24 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
10.25 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater
10.26 – Madison, WI – University of Wisconsin
10.28 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall