The Adopted

The Adopted

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2007 | INDIE

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2007
Band Rock Alternative





"Thought provoking ... refreshing, a true gem ... you can't help but think these guys are going to go far. The Adopted are like the light you see shining off in the distance, guiding the way to top-notch rock." - Colyn Brisebois,

"United Global Artist"

"Stretching the boundaries of audio flight. With gleam & spirit, The Adopted are a rising sun on the musical zenith ... these Canadian stars are poised to the ascending ladder of alternative power pop." - United Global - (Los Angeles, CA. USA)

"Charles Anthony Show"

Certainly, one of the best bands in Ottawa with excellent energy and presence during live performances. - Charles Anthony. CKCU 93.1 FM - (Ottawa, ON)

"Bayshore Day News & Events"

Thank you for giving such a fabulous show. I was blown away by the energy and talent that you and your band have. While the teasers on your website told me that you knew your stuff, your live performance drove that point home. Thank you for adding such a great musical talent to the Bayshore Fun Days. We look forward to seeing you there again next year! - L. Muggridge, Minto Event Co-ordinator / promoter

"Bands Back Stage"

Outstanding performance .. abundance of passion ... "Singed" possesses everything The Adopted fans have grown to love about these rising stars from Canada. If you were not a fan of The Adopted before, chances are you will be after watching this video. Those already fans, will love them even more. - Lyric, Founder of (CA, USA) -

" (Tuscon, AZ. USA)"

The Adopted is on the fast track, with a strong industry buzz and, yes, a cool new video. A great mix of subtle lows and expansive highs, "Singed" is a decently familiar nod to fans of any of the late nineties alternative rock bands in many good ways. But, mind you, this is no copycat track. These guys click -- the performances mesh brilliantly -- they enjoy playing together and you can tell. Well, I can tell. You can think what you want. Here are three rock stars just waiting to happen." - Stone Bayliss, HitClick Indie Music Network - U.K. Staff Reviewer

"CatsAsk Music & Entertainment"

"These cats hit it hard and fast with an in your face rock on attitude! Some excellent song writing gives this band a kick in the ass most don't have! Dramatic, moving and simple! A fantastic addition to the Canadian bands of our time! With all this attention, be on the lookout for big things from The Adopted." - CatsAsk Music & Entertainment. (Barrie, ON. Canada).


"This Ottawa band is a force to be reckoned with!" -

"International Pop Overthrow"

"I've listened to The Adopted and I was most impressed." - David Bash, 2011 International Pop Overthrow. (IPO features the best pop bands from around the world in San Diego, Phoenix, Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee, Liverpool (UK), Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, New York, Boston, Toronto, Philadelphia, Denver & more). - IPO


"The Adopted is a Canadian band with a bright future." - Toronto Now

"Toronto Teen Magazine"

"Impressive, tight .. and heartfelt." - Toronto Teen Magazine

"The Global Muse"

"Five Stars ! ... "Voodoo Chic" is a very cool song with all of the hooks and charisma for a chart topping hit. The whispered vocals add a uniqueness to the song and the music simply cooks. This is one of those songs that most will love hearing over and over." - Micheal Allison, CEO. / (Associate writer) USA

"Metro Magazine"

"Strong vocals and a sack full of crafty guitar parts … a solid if not awe-inspiring release." - Metro Magazine (Ottawa)


  • Destiny (Video and single) 2019
  • Love (Video and single) 2016
  • I Want You So Bad (Single) 2013
  • Standing in the Light of a Shooting Star (Album) 2007.
Released on One Man Industry & distributed by The Orchard (a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Music) worldwide.



The Adopted are:

Cheetah Davy Lai (vocals, guitars)

Danny Frenette (bass & backing vocals)

Danae "Thrips" Tsikouras (drums, triggers & backing vocals)


Genre: Indie / Alternative / Emo / Pop / Punk / Rock

CD & downloads available now on iTunes and Spotify. Ask for it at HMV.

Released on One Man Industry & distributed by The Orchard (a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Music) worldwide.

Over 150,000 friends, fans & followers on Myspace, Facebook and Twitter.


The Adopted is a rock n' roll band with a large and loyal worldwide internet following.  Armed with award winning videos seen on MuchMusic, hundreds of engagements (Canada & USA) and several critically acclaimed independent releases, this exciting trio is poised and ready for success on the horizon.

Shared stages and performed at events featuring artists like:

Simple Plan
Keith Urban
Finger Eleven
The Sheepdogs
Bonds Of Mara
The Trews
See Spot Run
Daniel Wesley
Natalie Merchant
The Northern Pikes
Weddings, Parties & Anything
The Grapes of Wrath


MuchMusic Indie Spotlight, MusiquePlus, IndieStreet (Much Music), The Wedge (Much Music), Video Hits (CBC), Soundtrack (Skyline), Switchback (CBC), Streets of Ontario (CBC), Eye on Ottawa (CTV-CJOH), Ottawa Today (CHRO), Newsday (CBC), Vancouver Now (Rogers), Daytime (Rogers), The Breakfast Show (CHUM-the New RO), News@6 (CTV-CJOH), ZeD TV (CBC online open source television).

Swept Away TV, Varsity TV, Youth Media Network, PBS & Comcast Digital Cable (in 64 major U.S. markets, available in 19 million household). iM TV (available to 55 million viewers nationwide. NJ, USA), Absolute Indie Music Television (Germany, Australia & USA. Time Warner Cable in Manhattan. NY, USA), Adrenaline Nation TV (100 million subscribers worldwide. FL, USA), Unsigned Music & KCSG TV (150,000 homes & 500,000 via Dish Network. Utah, USA).

Canada ...

Ottawa, ON - 106.9FM The Bear, 101X-FM, Chez 106FM, CKCU FM, CHUO FM, CKDJ FM, 54 Rock FM, Energy AM 1200, CFGO AM, CBC radio
Toronto, ON - CKLN FM, CFNY FM
Kingston, ON - CFRC 101.9 FM, CRSL FM, K-Rock
Lethbridge, AB - CKUL FM
Edmonton, AB - CKUA
Nanaimo, BC - CHLY 101.7 FM
Welland, ON - CRNC 90.1 FM

United States ...

Cambridge, MA - WHRB
Boston, MA - WTBU
Acton, MA - WHAB
Carbondale, IL - WDBX
Lancaster, CA - Surge Radio 96.3FM

International ...

Seixal, Portugal - Radio Pinhal de Frades
Santa Fe City, Argentina - FM 97.7 mhz Rock & Pop


ReverbNation - #1 Ranked in Ottawa. Sep 2019.

eaTV (USA) "Most Wanted" & Hall of Fame inductee. 2007.
#1 on ENGAGE Radio Top 10. (Evolving Artist Media Network) - Worldwide. 2007.

The Ottawa Citizen, The Ottawa Sun, Metro Magazine (Ottawa), Toronto Teen Magazine, NOW (Toronto), The Algonquin Times (Ottawa), Twelve Midnite (Toronto), Trans-FM (Ottawa), Action Entertainment (Ottawa), The OttawaXpress (Ottawa), TC Express (Ottawa), Standard Freeholder (Cornwall, ON), ChartAttack (Toronto).