Glass Onion is one of Central FL’s most accomplished bands. The band has held a residency every Wednesday night at Ocala’s Pi on Broadway for almost 10 years, with a brief hiatus in early 2019. During that time, they have served as one of the City of Ocala’s go-to bands, opening concerts for Eddie Money, playing the press grand opening of the new Reilly Performing Arts Center, and anchoring the lineups of many of the festivals at Tuscawilla Park. Collectively, the band has over 175 years of professional performing experience, and a huge repertoire of songs and styles to choose from. Together, this formidable lineup boasts powerful vocal harmonies, and some of the most virtuosic playing to be seen in the area. The members are:
Mike Abbott (lead vocals, saxophones, flute, synthesizers)
Mike not only performs with Glass Onion, but also as a soloist. A former Boston-area studio musician and vocalist, he has played on hundreds of recordings and films. Ex-VP of Powell Flutes, manufacturers of the world’s finest flutes and piccolos, he’s currently Co-Founder and VP of The Real School of Music in MA and NH.
Doug “Fender Gibson” Adams (lead vocals, electric and acoustic guitars)
Doug has been a well-known and well-loved icon in the area for many years. In addition to the residency at Pi, he also hosts a weekly jam at Ocala’s Charlie Horse, and runs the band at the weekly blues jam at McCall’s in The Villages. He also performs solo and as a duo with his brother Brent.
Brent Adams (lead vocals, bass guitar)
Brent, Doug’s younger brother, is also well-established in the area, and is also a member of the core bands for the Charlie Horse and McCall’s weekly jams. He also plays with the Skip O’Lennick Band.
Adam Volpe (lead vocals, drums & percussion)
Adam is a veteran percussionist and bandleader, and founded Glass Onion over a decade ago. He also leads The Voltron Collective, featured with the Ocala Symphony, as well as Swamp Crewe.