Taking their name from a mythical phoenix-like songbird in Filipino folklore, The Adarna [pronounced uh-darn-uh] are the first band to ever coin their genre as “Jet City Rock,” due to their proximity to Seattle's Boeing Field. Known for their relentless energy and aggressive tour schedules , this 9-time national touring artist is armed with their 3rd independently released album, Road to Resonance, and an international tour in SW Asia in 2019.
Their single, “Superman,” off the album How Perceptive, gained much success in anime and comic fandom. This resulted in the placement of the song in a new superhero video game by Risen Phoenix Studios as well as earning nominations for Best Music Video at the Fanboy Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, Tirana International Film Festival, and Los Angeles Philippine Film Festival.
They have been honored to perform internationally for the US troops in 5 countries in SW Asia as part of their Project Gratitude Tour. This high energy group is not shy to co-align themselves with movements and organizations they believe in. They can be seen appearing locally at Boeing's 100th Anniversary celebration, Rock 'n' Roll Marathon, Lakefair Festival, Rock n Rally for the Troops, PNW Live n Local, Rockout ALS Fests, and Wounded Warrior Benefits. Nationally appearing at a number of festivals including Rocklahoma, I Am Festival, Bratfest, Shift Festival, All Age Rage Festival, Schools and Universities.
The Seattle Weekly suggests that The Adarna are “melodic, polished, and destined for rock radio.” The band has been featured on MTV, Myx TV, M&L TV and about 280+ media outlets/radio worldwide including Fox stations, Sirius XM, Armed Forces Radio, and Harley-Davidson retail with music videos aired in 78 countries. Their first single, “Honestly”, aired to an audience of 10 million households on MYX TV, one of the largest Asian-American networks (ABS-CBN). The band earned this opportunity by being voted into the top 6 finalist.
This fiery, dynamic, and high-energy sound comes from a concoction of influences from old school rock-n-roll such as The Cult and Guns N Roses to modern rock such as Foo Fighters, Sick Puppies, Halestorm, Queens of the Stone Age, and Muse. They’ve shared stages with names like Bobaflex, Shallow Side, Winger, Stone Sour, The Cult, Zakk Sabbath, Fuel, Nothing More, Art of Dying, The Guessing Game, Smile Empty Soul, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Windowpane, The Slants, and The Cliks.
Tastes Like Rock Magazine states The Adarna are “rising stars of modern rock who will find their way to the top of the heap of bands out there, so make sure you keep an eye out for them. Whether you are hard core rockers or alt or punk or even dance pop, you will love The Adarna.”