Rock trio Wild Adriatic blends blues and soul for a raw, irresistible sound.
Band members Travis Gray (guitar, vocals) and Mateo Vosganian (drums) began playing together during high school in a pop-punk group called Horse in a Box, which separated upon graduation. About five years later, Gray and Vosganian reunited in upstate New York and decided to focus their musical efforts on 70s-style rock 'n' roll inspired by Led Zeppelin and Humble Pie. Today, Wild Adriatic—a name inspired by Gray's formative trip to Italy and the Adriatic Sea—is a powerhouse trio with Rich Derbyshire (bass).
Wild Adriatic has taken its high energy act to major festivals around the country, including Gathering of the Vibes (2013) and Bonnaroo (2015). Praised by critics at Rolling Stone, USA Today and The Huffington Post, Wild Adriatic has performed with rock royalty such as Grand Funk Railroad, Robert Randolph and Blues Traveler. Their latest EP, Strange Persuasions, was released at the 2015 SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Tex. Wild Adriatic recently performed at Levitt SteelStacks in June 2016.