Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff is a native New Yorker and founding member of the renowned funk outfit Lettuce. Since perfecting his craft at Berklee College of Music in Boston, he has played guitar for the likes of Robert Randolph and the Family Band, The Nigel Hall Band, The GZA, DJ Quik, Lady Gaga, and Break Science.
Adam Deitch began his musical odyssey at birth after being born to two serious musicians, and first picked up the drums by age 3. By age 5 he was performing with his parents at local elementary schools. After years of studying piano, music production, drums and a variety of other instruments he started a number of musical endeavors in his hometown of Nyack, NY. After a short, year-long tenure at Berklee he had early success with various different bands in the industry including the hip hop endeavor Fat Bag and the world renowned funk-soul group Average White Band (AWB), with whom he toured the world for 3 years and had the opportunity to learn from artists like Chaka Khan and Tower of Power. His next venture with jazz rock legend John Scofield allowed him to play jazz festivals around the globe and co-write two albums, including the Grammy-nominated Uperjam. Next he joined Fugees frontman Wyclef Jean and platinum producer Jerry Wonder, bringing him close to hip hop legends like Lauryn Hill and Akon. Finally Adam decided to concentrate on his own original projects, funk supergroup Lettuce and EDM powerhouse Break Science. While taking some time in between extensive touring and recording for these bands, he manages to tour with hugely successful artists such as EDM giant Pretty Lights, Dark Wave ft. keyboard icon John Medeski, and countless “superjams” with artists as legendary as Derek Trucks and George Porter Jr. He has also produced tracks for a number of hip hop legends such as Talib Kweli, 50 Cent, and Pharoahe Monch and is launching his new label Golden Wolf Records this year to showcase his evolved music production skills.
Originally from Bristol RI, Eric “Benny” Bloom has grown into one of the most diverse trumpet players in the country. Having attended both William Paterson University(1999) and the New England Conservatory of Music(2001), he was able to study under Wynton Marsalis, Charles Schulter (Boston Symphony), John Pattituci, Jerry Bergonzi, Bob Brookmeyer and Danilo Perez. Since leaving college, Eric has toured the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Asia with many different artists. He has also appeared on many TV shows including the Craig Ferguson Show, the Carson Daly Show, Jimmy Kimmel Show, the Today Show, the David Letterman Show, and the Conan O’Brian Show. In 2011 Eric joined Soulive and Lettuce, two of the most critically-acclaimed funk bands in the world today. In 2013 he was asked to join the Analog Future Band by renown electronic music artist Pretty Lights. Some or the artists Bloom has played with are: Redman, Method Man, RZA, Dave Matthews Band, Dr. John, Kofi & Oteil Burbridge, Talib Kweli, Questlove, Leo Nocentelli, Solange Knowles, David Hidalgo, Thievery Corporation, Maceo Parker, Derek Trucks, Taj Mahal, Galactic, John Medeski, Chaka Kahn, James Gadson, Gary Clark Jr., Bob Weir, Chaka Kahn, Janelle Monae, Skrillex, John Scofield, Govt Mule, Bill Kreutzman, G. Love, and Ben Folds.
Cory Henry is a multi-instrumentalist and producer with a catalog worthy of a man twice his age. His primary instrument is the organ, and he began playing at the age of two. At the age of six he competed at the Apollo Theater and made it to the finalist round. In 2010 he co-produced Jay White's Larger than Life and released his first album Christmas With You. He has written for and produced on Kim Burrell's Grammy nominated Love album released in 2011 and Krishnar Lewis' One Lover's Trilogy album. At the tender age of nineteen he had the opportunity to begin traveling with the Jazz legend Kenny Garrett as his organist in a stint that lasted three years. He has done television work playing on the third season of Sunday's Best for BET and on the Jimmy Fallon Show. He has worked with Yolanda Adams, Sara Bareilles, P. Diddy, Kirk Franklin, Rob Glasper, Ron Grant, Boyz 2 Men, NAS, Snarky Puppy, Tommy Sims, Bruce Springsteen, The Roots, and many others. His latest release, Gotcha Now Doc was released in the Spring of 2012. He is currently touring with Snarky Puppy and lending his considerable talent to the production of several projects for other artists.