Vocalist and guitarist Adam Isgitt was born in September, 1977 in Charleston, South Carolina. As the son of a gigging bass player, he seemed predestined to perform on stage. His earliest memories of music include beach music of the Carolina coasts and light acoustic rock from the late 70’s. Percussive and solid describe his guitar playing. Vocally, Adam’s style is his own, but began his development singing along with Garth Brooks and whatever else happened to play on the local rock station.
He showed his first interest in making music himself in elementary school. He became involved with his school’s concert band in sixth grade where he played the trumpet and euphonium. He played baritone horn in marching band in high school, along with trumpet in jazz band and tenor drum in his school’s steel drum band.
Adam received his first guitar in June, 1995 when his father gave it to him as a present for his high school graduation. Having played other wind instruments in school, and already being able to read music, he taught himself how to play. He played his first song in public that summer with his father’s band, Gunz. His first vocal performance while playing his guitar came at a Christmas party that same year.
He studied music and audio production and continued playing in the jazz, wind ensembles and marching bands at Charleston Southern University in Charleston, and a year later, at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. After graduating from college in 2000 with a degree in Media Arts/Audio and Music minor, he moved back to Charleston. He put down the horn and started gigging regularly in 2001. At his busiest, he was playing five, six, sometimes seven nights a week.
In November, 2002, Adam and his dad were asked to put together a group for a one-weekend-only show. With Dad on bass/vocals, Adam on rhythm guitar/lead vocals and a drummer and lead guitar player/vocalist, Hodgepodge was born. There was no time to rehearse—as it was assembled just days before the show—the four-piece played its first note as a band at the gig. The new group was well-received and played most weekends around the Charleston area. The band stayed together, as its original lineup, until Adam moved to Orlando, Florida in October, 2007.
Since moving to Orlando, Adam has kept busy. He is constantly building up clientele and looking for places to perform. He can also still be found playing house parties, wedding receptions and corporate events, including the Lennon Room at Hard Rock Live.
He is also very involved with his church. He has played various roles, including vocalist, guitarist, bassist, musical director, and worship leader. In addition to these musical posts, Adam assisted in a sanctuary overhaul which included hanging lights/trusses, flying speakers, and wiring.
In January 2009, Adam entered a contest on WMMO 98.9 FM/Cox Radio Orlando to sing the national anthem before a show in their popular Downtown Concert Series. His submission was voted on by the listeners and was chosen as the winner by the station staff from the top three vote recipients. On the evening of February 7th, he sang The Star Spangled Banner in front of a couple thousand on the stage that was later taken by America, one of his favorite bands.
Another of his interests is recording. With his modest recording studio, he records his own demo material and other special projects. He has recorded, mixed and/or mastered projects for his church, accompaniment material for friends and most notably, for the University of Central Florida Athletic Department and Hidden Volume Records.
Adam truly enjoys entertaining. His ultimate goal is to make sure his audience has a good time.