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As featured on CBC Television (News at Six) and CBC radio (Ottawa Morning).
with host Alan Neal.
(Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) Ottawa, ON. Feb. 1, 2008.
Charted seven weeks at #1 and voted "Most Wanted" video by you for 13 consecutive weeks on eaTV - Evolving Artist Media Network worldwide (based on 56,018 - 74,724 total requests weekly)
Artists on currently rotation at eaTV include - Korn, Bloc Party, Johnny Cash, The Stills, Placebo, The Early November, Hellogoodbye, Cute Is What We Aim For, Paramore, Big City Rock, The Academy Is, Teitur, Fat Boy Slim, Inkwell, A Heartwell Ending, Army of Anyone and more ..

(eaTV Weekly Report) MA, USA. Week of Jan. 28, Feb. 4, Feb. 11, Feb. 18, Feb. 25, Mar. 4 , Mar. 11, Mar. 18, Mar. 26, Apr. 1, Apr. 8, Apr. 15 & Apr. 22, 2007.
On Canadian Music TV
"Happiness is Sitting Next to You" reaching out soon to 1.5 million households in Greater Toronto & parts of Southern Ontario.
(ShopTV - Rogers, Cogeco & Aurora Cable) Toronto, ON. Mar. 15, 2007.
Hall of Fame Inductee - EA New Music Awards 2006.
Other award recipients include Alexisonfire, Flyleaf and more ..

(Evolving Artist Media Network - Worldwide) MA, USA. Oct. 25, 2006.
Kanata Kourier-Standard. (Runge Publishing)
Arts & Entertainment feature by Blair Edwards.

(Runge Publishing serves over 100,000 residents in Canada's capital & the Ottawa Valley)
Kanata, ON. Sep. 22, 2006.

Charting #1 on Evolving Artist Media Network - ENGAGE Radio - Worldwide - Week of Feb 19, 2006.
Voted by fans & listeners, an ENGAGE "Top 10 Most Wanted" track for 9 weeks!
ENGAGE Radio Weekly Report. Sunday May 28, 2006. MA, USA
Charting #3 on eaTV - Evolving Artist Media Network - Worldwide - Week of Mar. 12, 26 & May 28, 2006.
Artists featured on eaTV include NOFX, Death Cab for Cutie, Bloc Party, Alexisonfire, Bryan Adams, Bright Eyes, Flyleaf, Hootie & The Blowfish, The Stills and The Early November.
Voted "Top 10 Most Wanted" video by fans and viewers for 13 consecutive weeks! (eaTV weekly report - May 28, 2006)

On regular rotation at - - worldwide
Kahnawake's rock internet radio station with over 3.6 million hits since Aug. 2005.
Apr. 6, 2006. Kahnawake, QC. Canada
#10 on ANTV's Top 20 Video Countdown. Adrenaline Nation TV.
ANTV is aired to over 100 million subscribers worldwide.
Feb. 2006. Clearwater, FL. USA
On KCSG Television - New Music Video Show "The Echo"
Partnering with UNSIGNED Music Magazine (Atlanta, GA). Broadcast to over a million homes via cable and DishNetwork.
airing Jan 13, 2006. 10.30pm. St. George, Utah. USA
6th Annual Canadian Independent Music Awards. Candidate for "Video Of The Year" nomination.
The Indies. 2006 Canadian Music Week Festival (CMW). Past winners at The Indies have included The Trews, Interpol, Alexisonfire, Hot Hot Heat, Default, The Weakerthans and Dashboard Confessional.
Mar 1-4, 2006. Toronto, ON. Canada.
Swept Away TV, Varsity TV, Youth Media Network, PBS & Comcast Digital Cable
National spotlight in 64 major U.S. markets to 19 million households.
Oct. 14, 2005. Boca Raton, FL. USA
On Absolute Indie Music Television.
airing in Germany, Australia and the United States (Time Warner Cable in Manhattan and Cablevision Long Island). Produced by Access Central Media in New York.
Sep. 15th, 2005. New York, NY. USA.
Airing iM Independent Music. U.S. Syndicated TV
Sponsored by Sam Ash & CD Baby. Available to 55 million tv viewing households nationwide.
Sep. 15th, 2005. New Jersey, USA.
Now Playing on Sprint & O2 (U.K.) Mobile Networks
MobileVoltage, Underground Music, Real Garage Bands & Pirate Mobile Radio ...
Sept. 13th, 2005. Ultrashort Media, Inc. Los Angeles, CA. USA.
Central Canada Exhibition. Super EX live 2005.
Headlining the Pizza Pizza Stage. Sponsored by Pizza Pizza, 106.9FM The Bear & The Ottawa Sun.
Sat. Aug. 27th, 2005. Lansdowne Park. Ottawa, ON. Canada
Canada Day Festival 2005.
Sponsored by Labatt, Smirnoff, Red Bull, Rogers Television, The Ottawa Sun, Magic 100 radio & Gabrielle's Pizza.
July 3rd, 2005. Andrew Haydon Park. Ottawa, Canada.
Ottawa Fringe Festival.
Sponsored by CBC Radio One, Rogers Wireless, Ottawa Citizen, CKCU 93.1FM, The New RO & more ...
June 24. 2005. Club Fringe (Daly & Waller) Ottawa, ON. Canada
Muzik ETC. Magazine (coast to coast).
The Magazine for Canadian Musicians.
Mar-Apr issue, 2005. Longueuil, QC. Canada.
5th Annual Canadian Independent Music Awards Candidate.
The Indies. Canadian Music Week Festival (CMW).
Feb 1-15, 2005. Toronto, ON. Canada.
Yahoo ! LAUNCH Media Inc.
Now playing worldwide on demand.
Starting Jan. 2005. Santa Monica, CA. USA
CHUM Media Television
"Breakfast @ the NEW RO". Ottawa
Jan 14, 2005 - "live" musical guest.
Past appearances Sep 6, 2004, Dec 4, 2002 & Feb 4, 2002
CJOH-CTV News @ 6
with entertainment host Eric Longley
Tsunami Relief benefit Jan. 13, 2005 & "Singed" video premiere May 9, 2004. Ottawa, ON. Canada
CHART Magazine /
Canada's premier music website / Ottawa Buzz - The Capital Joins The Tsunami Aid Effort.
Jan. 7, 2005. Chart Communications Inc. Toronto, ON
Ryan now proudly endorsing
EPEK Percussion

Wide Mouth Mason, Red Umbrella, Matthew's Grin ...
Dec. 1, 2004. Regina, SK. Canada
"Singed" #1 on (alt. power pop) internet music charts
SoundClick is ranked #1 by the Musician's Trade Journal and Editor's Choice by Netscape, AOL, Lycos & InfoSeek for promoting bands on the net.
Nov. 22-27, 2004. USA
Ottawa's Best Rock Mix 106.9 FM The Bear
Special feature on Standard Radio, Inc..
Nov-Dec. 2004. Ottawa, ON
Anthony & Cheetah now proudly endorsing
The Godin Guitar Company

Smashing Pumpkins, Our Lady Peace, Nine Inch Nails, Collective Souls, Leonard Cohen, Bruce Cockburn, Matchbox 20, Alanis Morissette ...
Sep. 15, 2004.  Quebec, Canada
Musique Plus
MusiMax. Astral Media. CHUM Ltd.
Sep. 2004. Montreal, QC
Central Canada Exhibition
Aug. 21, 2004 & Aug. 15, 2002
Super Ex. Lansdowne Park. Ottawa

MuchMusic Indie Spotlight
coast to coast on the nation's music station
starting June 10, 2004. Toronto, ON
Ottawa Citizen
Wes Smiderle's "Nightlife" Feature
May 6, 2004 & Dec. 5, 2002. Ottawa, ON
Support act for ...
The Trews  (Bumstead/Sony)
"Not Ready To Go"  #1 rock track
2004 Juno nominee touring w/ Nickelback & Offspring.
Apr 17, 2004 at Le Swimming. Montreal, Quebec. Canada

On heavy rotation & heard worldwide by 30,000 listeners
Len Amsterdam Radio.
5 weeks at Number 1 on the Canada Top 10 chart
Mar 11, 2004. Toronto, Canada

Cheetah now proudly endorsing
Daisy Rock Guitars

3 Doors Down, Linkin Park, The Cure, Butthole Surfers, Beck, Lillix, Norah Jones, Courtney Love, R.E.M., Jimmy Page, Liz Phair ..,
Feb. 2, 2004.  CA, USA

Photograph by Christina Mathers. Artistic direction: Lynn Breton. (2007).

"This Ottawa band is a force to be reckoned with!" - (Ottawa). January 2008.

"(The Adopted) score points immediately with me by lacking any ambitious pretension to force their style into one genre or another .. Their new album Standing In The Light Of A Shooting Star shows a band that is great at what they do Guitarist Cheetah Davy Lai can write great riffs but he also isn't afraid to limit his playing during verses to two-note harmonics when the song calls for it, and to forgo solos in favour of peppy melodic riffs and licks during bridges. The lyrics are sentimental and the subject matter is easy for anyone to relate to ...
Take "Happiness is Sitting Next to You" for example. The song contains all the elements that are required for a dynamite radio rock hit: A fuzzed-out guitar riff to open, verses hard not to tap your foot to, bass and drums that kick hard into the chorus, lyrics that are sweet, inspirational and so catchy that it hurts.
I think that all of the tracks here display expert songwriting, considerable talent for arrangement and more than decent performance skills. This disc is a worthy purchase for anyone who enjoys songs that they can bop their head and sing along to."
- Highlights from Sound Opinion Music Review (Vaughan, ON). June 1, 2007.

"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). Sept 6, 2005.

"The Adopted is on the fast track, with a strong industry buzz and, yes, a cool new video. 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. Lead guitarist/vocalist Cheetah, bassist Anthony Way, and drummer Ryan Dunford are three rock stars just waiting to happen." - Stone Bayliss, U.K. Staff Reviewer for Indie Music Network & (Tucson, Arizona. USA). Apr. 12, 2005.

"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." - (California, USA) July 2, 2004.


Genre: Rock / Alternative / Indie

Ottawa, ON. Canada.



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