Members


DeWayne Addington - lead vocals / guitar
DeWayne literally grew up the son of a preacher man. His father was a traveling evangelist who wrote and sang songs with his wife. "I learned all about harmony singing while riding in the back seat of the car singing with my bothers on long road trips". From an early age, DeWayne sang in church as soon as he could reach a microphone. This led to winning several talent competitions and eventually a college scholarship for music. While in college, DeWayne was recruited by a nationally touring band and has sang, recorded with, and toured with many Grammy winning artists including Amy Grant, Mylon LeFevre, Russ Taff, and shared the stage with several industry luminaries including Chicago, Switchfoot, Michael McDonald, and many others. His last band was signed with A&M records. After years of toiling in the bottom rungs of the music industry, DeWayne made a career change when an opportunity rose to work for a local Atlanta based software company and  "stop eating at McDonalds every day and living in a bus with seven other men, 200 days a year". He continues to enjoy his love of sales and technology...but he always returns to his first love, music!


  








Peter Followill - lead guitar / backing vocals
Pete grew up in Columbus, Georgia, where in 6th grade he began playing trombone in the school orchestra (all the saxophone and trumpet spots were filled). When he turned 13, Pete began taking guitar lessons. At college, he studied classical guitar while also writing and playing in a rock band that gigged around Atlanta. Pete now works during the day as a lawyer, which he says is a vocation that isn’t nearly as sexy as the popular TV legal dramas make it seem. In addition to playing guitar and going to concerts, Pete enjoys movies, comedy, and the outdoors.











Michael Versaci - bass
Like many others, Mike sat in front of his television set in 1964, mesmerized by The Beatles.  His older brothers all played the guitar and he learned basic chords (and TV show guitar riffs!) from them.  Then, at age 14 he was struck by the fact that there was no shortage of guitarists and drummers in his town on Long Island,  but few played the bass!  He saved up from his allowance, birthday money and odd-jobs and bought his first bass guitar.  Self-taught until the age of 19 when he took one year of bass lessons from a retired "Big Band" guitarist / bassist, Mike jammed with local musicians hacking their way through the new standards of his generation like "Smoke on The Water," "Sunshine of Your Love" and "Jumping Jack Flash" until his older brother asked him to join a new band he was forming to play original songs.  For the next 10 years Mike played in bands with his brother in clubs on Long Island and New York City, including Kenny's Castaways, The Limelight and the legendary CBGB's.  The coveted record deal never materialized and the kids starting coming, so Mike gave up the dream and concentrated on his day-gig as a software engineer, devoting  himself to his family.  Mike relocated to Atlanta in the early 1990s and met DeWayne Addington at a software company in 1995.  They soon discovered their shared passion and often talked of doing a project together, but it wasn't until 2011 that they actually jammed.  They were very pleased with the results and decided to put together a local band.  After a couple of misfires and false-starts they formed Addington Road.





    

  Jeff Stulce - Keys / Guitar / Vocals










                                       

Fred Shelby - Drums 
Influenced by traditional Country, Classic Rock  and tasteful new country/pop, Fred  grew up playing in a Country music family band of three brothers, sister, mom and Dad. He started playing clubs when he was 12 in the Chicago area. Professionally, Fred was the late Freddy Fender’s drummer on the road in the late 80’s. He also performed shows with Patty Loveless, Mel McDaniels, and Billy Crash Cradock. He also enjoys playing Classic Rock, Blues, and todays Pop hits.  Always looks forward to playing in front of a live audience.  He loves to perform at a high energy level and takes pride in every performance.
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