Adam Plomaritas

Adam Plomaritas

 Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA
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Soul. Blues. Pop. So, you wanna dance? Mature songwriting with sultry, passionate vocals, bluesy guitar work, and grooving bass and drums. Donny Hathaway meets Michael Macdonald with a telecaster and a tube amp.

Biography

Adam Plomaritas presents an onslaught of tight, satisfying rock 'n roll, tastefully seasoned with soul and blues. You might say that Mariah Carey, Michael McDonald, and Stevie Wonder all got eaten by a Telecaster-toting grizzly. But perhaps Adam is most aptly described as the most winsome head-snap in the Detroit-metro music scene.

Adam writes infectious tunes with pure-hearted lyrics and rhythms that could rile any dance floor. With an arresting, powerhouse vocal delivery, guitar chops no one can argue with, and a seasoned crew of the best accompanying musicians, Adam brings the party.

Born, raised, and residing in Ypsilanti, MI, Plomaritas has played the coffee house/bar scene for almost a decade. He has taken the stage with some of the region’s favorite acts: Theo Katzman, Hannah Winkler, Abigail Stauffer, and Wayward Roots, and has even shared the bill with national acts such as The Spring Standards, Switchfoot, and Jason Upton.

In March of 2012 he released an EP titled “Leave the Light On”. His first single from the EP, “Hard Way”, has received regular airplay on Ann Arbor radio. Off the momentum of “Leave the Light On”, Plomaritas launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund the recording of a full length album due out this January.

“The new album is going to be called ‘The Hard Way’ and I’m really proud of it – it is fittingly named”, says Plomaritas. “Not only was the album completely fan funded, we decided to track it almost entirely to analog tape and track everything live, with everybody in the same room, whenever possible. The energy of a real band of people playing instruments in a room together can’t be beat. But it’s tough. All those people have to nail their part to move on to the next tune. To keep that energy high and upbeat at the end of a twelve hour recording session is as rewarding as it is difficult. But when people get the album, they’ll feel the emotion that went into it and I really think they’ll dig it.”

Lyrics

Birdsong

Written By: Adam Plomaritas

Harder days are all behind me
Better days are all that I can see
I'm gonna give it to you straight
'Cause I don't know which way to turn
I really hope it's not too late
I got this feeling and it burns

I'm gonna get it done tonight
I'm gonna get it done tonight
Can it be wrong when it feels so right?
I'm gonna get it done tonight

Levity has overtaken me
Gravity - all but abandoned me

It's still not too late to learn to fly

Dig

Written By: Adam Plomaritas

I had my eye on you
I think you saw me too
I'll wait patiently for you to dig on me
Take you by the hand and make you understand
That all I need is to have you needing me

Well it gets me through the night
That I get to hold you tight
And never let you go

Could be my one last chance to kiss you on this dance
I might miss my shot if I don't give it all I got
I see you standing there like you haven't got a care

Do you dig on me like I dig on you?

Does it get you through the night that you get to hold me tight
and never let me go?
Like it gets me through the night that I get to hold you tight
and never let you go?

Hard Way

Written By: Adam Plomaritas

Those uptown women make you lose control
Ain't got no rhythm, but they sure got soul
I got a good one, but she wants it right
Can't be the captain if the ship ain't tight

I've been steady for you, now I'm ready for you
We can leave it all behind

Love ain't nothing, I've found, but having your feet never touch the ground
You give me something that's real, I can't wrap my heart around

I've been learning the hard way, but your love has taught me to begin
Where I'm going's not so far away, when I take a look at where I've been
And I'm done learning the hard way

She said, "Stop, one minute! Are you outta your mind?
You living life or you just doing time?
I said, "Is that your opinion, is that a matter of fact?"
These day to days have got me on the wrong track

Well, I've been steady for you, now I'm ready for you
We can take the world tonight

Just one step at a time is not enough when you're so far behind
Oh, you give me something that's real, can't wrap my heart around

And it's a lonely road
When you're making it on your own
But I know that every time
Your love is there right beside me

Leave The Light On

Written By: Adam Plomaritas

When you feel the night roll in and the heat won't turn on
When you feel her heart beat and the rhythm's all wrong
I need to know that you know that I'm able
I need you to see what I see in your eyes

I want to see you tonight
I want to hear you tonight
It's make or break tonight
Forgive my mistakes tonight
And leave the light on

When keeping it together is more than it seems
When clouds and stormy weather rain down your dreams
I can get by on the crumbs from your table
As long as the failures don't equal the tries

A Simple Misunderstanding

Written By: Adam Plomaritas

Singing the words to a different song, hoping the lines of the melody will change
Everyone there says they know your name, but why do their voices and faces seem so strange?
You give it a try in a different key, wishing the notes on the page would rearrange
But they don't oblige you
Until they find you, you better make your own way away from here

You planted a seed deep wthin my heart
Now the seed and the dirt are all that still remains
I gave it sun and I gave it rain, but all it ever gave back to me was pain
I guess I need to remind you
No one can ever deny you your dreams

Discography

Leave the Light On EP

The Hard Way LP

Set List

A bunch of originals and covers up the whazoo. Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, James Taylor and the like.

Covers:

Stevie Wonder-
Isn't She Lovely
Sir Duke

Joe Cocker-
Delta Lady

3 Dog Night-
Joy to the World

Freddie King-
Ain't Nobody's Business

Donny Hathaway-
Jealous Guy

Michael Jackson-
Man in the Mirror

Mariah Carey-
Emotions

Many, many more!

Originals:

Hard Way
Birdsong
Dig
Broken & Small
Rome
Leave the Light On
A Simple Misunderstanding
2 Steps
What You Need
Alibi
Midnight Run
Who Can Do It Better?
Nothing At All

And More