It all began in the basement studio of a Mississauga home back in 1996. That’s when Derek Lathrop (multi instrumentalist, composer, producer, engineer) honed and formed the sound that is now known as and adams rib. A fusion of the sounds of the 70's capturing the spirit of pink floyd, bob marley, stevie wonder, led zeppelin, the beatles, the rolling stones, the who and queen all rolled into one to create the concept album “SCENES FROM A CORNER STORE”, the debut effort, released in 1997. The title track quickly garnered success on radio and at Much Music. Derek formed a live band and promptly hit the road. adams rib has been touring every year ever since.
The road experience definitely provided inspiration for the next record, so in January of 1999, adams rib convened once again in the Mississauga home studio to work on the next release, “NEVADA”, a mostly live off the floor recording, which was released in May of 1999. This tour saw the band share billing with Santana and Sting. They also did countless festivals, performing at Canadian Music Week, and NXNE, as well as countless T.V. and radio appearances across Canada. After that the records kept coming out one after another completed mostly at derek's home studio.
adams rib have always maintained a good work ethic touring Canada and abroad year after year without fail, sharing the bill with Stevie Nicks, Nickelback, Judas Priest, Loverboy, Goo Goo Dolls, Counting Crows, and the Allman Brothers, just to name a few of the diverse acts that this diverse band has played with. They performed in Chile in 2009 which really kicked off the bands foray into latin music. This is a band that loves to play live, and show off their musical diversity switching between rock, reggae, latin, jazz and funk with complete fluidity.
2012 ushered in the “the mix tapes” a compilation of the bands most popular songs. The lead off single, “Free Music” one of the bands most requested tunes, was released to radio in June of that year. The single hit the top 100 on the Mediabase Rock charts at stations across Canada. Since it's inception the band has scored several charting singles "scenes from a corner store", "thinking about this", "high", "souvenir" , and entertained hundreds of thousands of people all over the globe.
Derek finished up the bands tenth studio recording of new material at the end of 2012 and released "Chameleon" in may of 2013. Mostly performed by derek and recorded in his home studio "troy". This recording shows the band steering into a world music type vibe. The record wes mixed by long time friend Mike Krompass(pink, jordan knight, smashmouth) in Nashville TN. Now in it's 16th year adams rib will tour out the remainder of 2013 with a new single to be released in the summer of 2013.
1997 – Scenes From a Corner Store
1999 – Nevada
2000 – Hollow Bodies
2001 – Forever Café
2003 – Pushing Forward Moving Back
2007 – Blue
2008 – Perdido en Traduccion (the Spanish compilation)
2009 – Free Music
2011 – After August
2012 – The Mix Tapes
2013 - Chameleon
“Derek Lathrop knows when to hush and when to push, in the service of a song’s dynamic” THE TORONTO STAR
“Strong Melodies, and good grooves” THE MISSISSAUGA NEWS
“a unique sound, incorporating very personal lyrics and pleasing melodies to create an original musical style” EYE OPENER
“Passionate, driving, and very personal” EYE MAGAZINE