VICE Records and Warner Bros are pleased to announce the recent signing of rock 'n’ roll foursome Team Spirit. Founded by NYC’s own Ayad Al Adhamy. the band is set to shred at this year's CMJ festival with five shows over the course of the fest. Following CMJ, Team Spirit will hit the road with White Denim and Maps & Atlases, bringing their sounds to fans in the Midwest on the Bonaroo365 Tour.
Ayad on forming Team Spirit: "I looked over at my guitar collecting dust in the corner and decided I'd had enough. I picked it up, fell back in love, and Team Spirit was born.”
Needing a band, he got in touch with his old shred-metal college roommate Roman Tobias.
Pettigrew (who had spent the last few years in Los Angeles founding a cult… seriously) and recruited Cosmo Kilburn Di Giulio after finding and nearly losing him following a night of drinking in a country music bar. They rounded off the lineup with ball-kickin' drummer Mike Addesso.
Ayad describes Team Spirit as "Bursting with soulpower - a cocktail of Motown basslines, Thin Lizzy-esque dueling guitars, 90s sing-along hooks, glam beats, and Chuck Berry feet."