Info: Adonis is a musical project that came to life in summer 2010 when two architecture students (Joey -guitar- & Anthony -vocals/piano-) got together to put music to Anthony's lyrics. They were soon joined by friends and musicians who share the same passion for their local musical heritage, and the same desire to see it grow and evolve.
Armed with a remarkably eclectic baggage of influences and backgrounds, the group soon started recording demos and posting them on Facebook, sparking interest and gaining fast popularity amongst school and university students.
Following the success of the band's debut single 'Daw L Baladiyyi', which entered local pop charts and aired on several Arabic radio and Television networks during spring 2011, the band released its first studio album in July 2011; and, in early 2012, a second single from that CD for the song 'Ma Kan Mafroud', in collaboration with singer/songwriter Tina Yamout. Both videos were directed by Robert Cremona.
Having participated in major events and festivals across Lebanon, and collaborated with the most prominent musicians and artists on the local musical scene, the band's sound is maturing into a rich mesh of festive tunes, folksy beats, playful arrangements and street nonchalance, with a song structure and a play of scales that often echo works from the classical Arabic repertoire.
The band currently consists of Anthony Khoury on keys and vocals, Joey Abou Jawdeh on guitars, Fabio Khoury on bass guitar & Nicola Hakim on drums. They can be found playing frequently in venues and bars around Beirut.
Currently, ADONIS is working on a video for its song 'Chbabik', which deals with the random, systematic, and sometimes illegal demolition of the landmarks of Beirut's architectural heritage that is taking place in order to make room for more modern developments. In parallel, the boys are already working on their new material, and getting ready to hit the studio in Spring 2012 to record their second album.
"If the rambling back alleys, low-slung electricity cables and small, dusty, bustling neighborhoods of Beirut had a soundtrack, this would be it. Take Adonis by the hand and they'll trace the lines of the city with you." Time Out Beirut
Adonis's debut album "Daw L Baladiyyi" on Forward Music: http://www.forwardmusic.net/music/daw-l-baladiyyi