Adam Doleac infuses his music with so much passion and soul when he sings that you’d swear it’s something he’s been doing his entire life. Amazingly, the Mississippi native only stepped in front of a mic just two short years ago. But a lot can happen in a short time when you’re as driven and talented as this rising young star is.
Growing up in Hattiesburg, MS, Adam was surrounded by music and got his first drum kit as a two-year-old from his dad, who played drums in his own high school band as a teen. Watching his older brother David play drums, piano, guitar, and several other instruments too, Adam became serious about playing the drums himself at 13, but it wasn’t long before music took a backseat to another lifelong love -- sports. From the time he was old enough to play, Adam played soccer, baseball, basketball, and hockey, and he and his dad even built a “big green monster” wall in their backyard for him to practice hitting baseballs over. Thriving on the discipline that sports take, Adam was a champion athlete at any sport he took up, so when he received a set of golf clubs for Christmas in junior high, he began competing in tournaments every weekend and gave up baseball to pursue a pro golf career. Throughout high school he focused intensely on golf and basketball, but then his friends made a desperate plea for his help. Recruiting him for the baseball team, they persuaded him to return to the diamond, and he turned his laser-sharp focus back to one of his first loves with some pretty impressive results. Adam’s talent on the field landed him a scholarship to Southern Miss, where he went on to play college ball and win several conference championships, make five regional appearances, and even an appearance in the College World Series.
After trying out for some pro teams, Adam turned his sights back towards music. Getting together with some fellow music students from Southern Miss, drummer Nick Manton, bassist Kody Killens, guitarist Adam McPhail, and keyboardist Trevor Ciongoli, the five began playing around the Hattiesburg area. Adam had begun writing some of his own songs during this time, and decided to try his hand at singing lead, stepping out in front of the mic for the first time. Influences like Three Doors Down, Puddle Of Mudd, and Fuel are obvious in his delivery and gritty tone, but he was also drawn to the diverse musicality of artists like John Mayer, Dave Matthews, NeedtoBreathe, Amos Lee and Zac Brown as well, all of which helped shape his unique sound and meshed style.
In 2012, the band laid down their first tracks for their debut EP, “Travel On,” a five-song collection of tunes that included the title track, which was the first song Adam ever penned. He has since written over 50 songs and moved to Nashville, where he continues to focus on songwriting and performing with the band at gigs all around the Southeast. Their new CD, “Something About Nothing,” was recently released, and includes the powerful new single, “One Day.” For Adam, music comes as natural as breathing, and it is nearly as important to the driven young artist who is eager and ready to carve out a niche for himself on the music scene and share his gifts. “Music is something I am very passionate about,” admits Adam. “I don’t believe in living a life that is not full of excitement, and most importantly, a life without any real challenges or obstacles. I have always been a person who goes after what I want, and music is what I want to do. I’m excited for the future and ready to do some amazing things!”