Eve To Adam have returned with new music and new resolve. Listen in as Frontman Taki Sassaris talks with Ozz about how a rough patch brought him closer to his music & how it helped him to heal. Click that tiny little play button now!
Eve To Adam is a hard rock band formed in New York City in 1997. They have released 5 albums and had three songs reach the top 40 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Chart and 1 song, Immortal, that broke the Top 15 at Active Rock in 2014 .
Inspired by hard rock bands like Led Zeppelin, Guns ‘N Roses and Van Halen, brothers Takis and Alex Sassaris formed Eve to Adam in Florida in 1997. They soon moved to New York City and connected with songwriter and producer Desmond Child (Aerosmith, Kiss, Bon Jovi) in 1998. After recruiting guitarist Gaurav Bali and bassist Dave Schultz, the band began playing shows in 1999. They found themselves scoring a slot to open for with Mötley Crüe and Scorpions on the Maximum Rock Tour that year.
In 2000, Desmond Child dropped the act because the band didn’t share his vision of having the duo perform his more pop-oriented songs. AJ Pappas joined the band lending his expertise. After losing financing for recording, the band eventually found alternate funds and released their first album Auburn Slip in 2001, then toured the eastern US for two years. Their EP Antidote was released in November 2003.
In 2006, AJ left the band to play with Blues Legend Popa Chubby but the band then discovered Riv(Dave Rivenbark)from Gainesville to play bass and the band drove to Los Angeles and recorded songs for what would become their second album Queens To Eden, released in June 2007. That year, Eve to Adam opened for Daughtryon the 54 sold out shows of his first national headlining tour. The band then played dates with Saliva, 3 Doors Down, Crossfade, Smile Empty Soul, The Exies, Teslaand 12 Stones. In June 2011, the band took on a new bass player and released their third album Banquet For A Starving Dog. The band then toured with Halestorm and In This Moment on the Jägermeister Music Tour and performed at the Rock On The Range and Rocklahoma festivals in 2012. Also that year, Banquet was re-released with a bonus track, a cover of Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out”.
In September 2013, Eve to Adam released their fourth album Locked & Loaded, produced by Dave Bassett (Halestorm), Eric Bass (Shinedown) and Elvis Baskette (Incubus, Falling in Reverse, Alter Bridge, Tremonti).
In early 2014, with yet another new bass player and the addition of rhythm guitarist Adam Latiff (recruited after his short stint with Puddle Of Mudd), Eve to Adam toured with Escape The Fate. In the summer, the band performed at Rock Fest, a four-day festival held annually in Cadott, Wisconsin, alongside The Pretty Reckless, Live, Cheap Trick and Aerosmith. In the fall, the band parted ways with their management and record label, claiming breaches in contract and differences in direction. They created an online fundraiser to replace their gear, which was being withheld by the management company. The fundraiser was a success and the band headlined their own ’88 MPH Tour’ in the spring of 2015.
In early 2017, Chrissy Warner (Scars of Tomorrow, Butcher Babies) filled in on drums for the Tongue Tied Tour.