[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3" ][vc_column_text css_animation="fadeIn" ]Spirit of St. Louis is an American rock band formed in Sacramento, California in 2009.  The band consists of Adam Littlejohn (lead vocals, guitar), and Roger England (backing vocals, lead guitar.) Spirit of St. Louis will soon make their debut with their first offering, 'Paris Or Bust' with sounds reminiscent of Joan Jett and Rick Springfield, with the edge of All American Rejects and Weezer. Superb, retro-flavored guitar work, 70’s-style decadent stacked background vocals, sprinkled with nice beats help to give the band’s superb songwriting efforts across-the-board appeal. 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They realized that they shared a common taste in music as both loved bands like Led Zeppelin, Foo Fighters and Jimmy Eats World. In 2009 they decided to collaborate on a new musical partnership. The two started writing together and playing open-mic nights for fun, but they soon gained a regular audience and decided to concentrate more seriously on their music. In 2010 the band made their first demo under the production talents of one of Adam’s former band mates, Colby Wedgeworth. Wedgeworth produced several well-written songs by the band, including “I’m Not Coming Home” and “No Way Back”. Roger and Adam soon became roommates and started playing more regularly at various bars and rock clubs in mid-town Sacramento. They also started to use the name "Spirit of St. Louis," taken from the airplane piloted in the first solo, transatlantic flight spanning New York to Paris. They loved the spirit of competition, the high-stakes, and impossible dream surrounding the story of the Charles Lindberg flight. Both held regular jobs and continued to write songs in hopes of one day recording again. Roger was working at a popular local restaurant while Adam worked as a barista at Starbucks in downtown Sacramento. While working at Starbucks, Adam would serve up mochas to Tony Sylvia, a regular customer and veteran R&B record producer. Adam sensed that Tony was a musician and approached him. Adam started talking to Tony about possibly playing bass with Spirit of St. Louis at an open-band blues night they were playing every Thursday night at a local bar called The Pour House. Tony said that he wasn’t too interested in playing the blues. He asked Adam to text him a list weekly and promised that if he saw a list he was interested in, he would come out and join them for a set. Tony liked the very first set list that Adam sent and he agreed to play with the guys that Thursday. Tony met up with the Adam and Roger at their apartment for a very short rehearsal before heading to the Pour House to perform. The Pour House was packed and news crews were in attendance to report on a few local artists who were set to audition on the television show "The Voice". who were also performing that night. After a few, very tight and very seasoned bands played to the crowd, Spirit of St. Louis, with Tony Sylvia sitting in on bass, took to the stage and totally rocked the house! At the end of the set Tony approached Adam and Roger and asked if they had done any recording. The guys pointed Tony to a web site where they had posted the songs they had previously recorded with Colby Wedgeworth. Tony listened to the songs and was impressed.  Tony offered to record a demo with them if they were interested in pursuing and recording only a few strong songs to be shopped for a major deal. The guys agreed and the band, with Tony Sylvia at the helm, set off to record 4 or 5 singles. A total of 13 songs were recorded by Spirit of St. Louis during those sessions. The 6 songs contained in the 'Paris Or Bust' EP were the ones that made the cut. Shopping a deal came with the disappointment to find alt. rock deals are hard to come by these days. However, the band was encouraged to start marketing the music for themselves. Now available here on this site and every else music is sold, the efforts of that demo remixed and mastered for sale. We hope you like Paris Or Bust! Thanks! After failing to secure a major deal, the band agreed to allow Tony to release a remixed version of the, now, EP 'Paris Or Bust'!  The EP is available for sale and digital download on this site. 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Also appearing in this photo, Nate Shanklin who contributes to background vocals throughout the 'Paris Or Bust' EP." image_id="1433" ][wvc_team_member image_style="portrait" tagline="Charles Lindberg standing before his “Spirit of St. Louis” which he flew in the first solo transatlantic flight from New York to Paris." image_id="1441" ][wvc_team_member image_style="portrait" tagline="The Rubber Room at The House in Plumas Lake, California where “Paris or Bust” was recorded, mixed, and mastered." image_id="1442" ][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery padding="yes" type="carousel" images="1272,1258,1256,1253,1255,1245,1241,1236,1237,1057,797" slides_per_view="4" ][vc_custom_heading text="Spirit of St. Louis is:" font_weight="700" letter_spacing="0" font_size="42" ][wvc_team_member alignment="left" image_id="1247" ][vc_custom_heading text="Adam Littlejohn" font_weight="700" letter_spacing="0" font_size="24" ][vc_column_text]

Adam Littlejohn is an American songwriter, singer and guitar player, best known as the lead singer of the rock band Spirit of St. Louis. Adam Littlejohn grew up in Yuba City, California until the age of ten when his family moved to Sacramento California. Adam grew up listening to bands like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Foo Fighters, and Nirvana. At the age of 14, and after a couple of guitar lessons from his neighbor Robby, Adam started playing guitar. Shortly after, he was introduced to the punk-rock scene of Sacramento which catalyzed his desire to play music live. From 2001 to 2003 Adam played in five different rock bands. His first band, Yesterday’s Heroes, played pop-punk at various Sacramento area churches. The band broke up when Adam and Yesterday’s Heroes members Nate Welch and Colby Wedgeworth broke off to form another band which they named Bidwell. Adam served as a backup guitar player for Bidwell until the band disbanded in 2006 because the members wanted to pursue individual efforts. Adam served as a regular guitar player for a few other bands in the Sacramento area before meeting Roger England through a jam at a party while living in El Dorado Hills.

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Roger England is an American songwriter and guitar player, best known as the lead guitarist of the rock band Spirit of St. Louis. Roger England grew up in the Sacramento suburb of Eldorado Hills. From a young age Roger had a great appreciation for 70’s classic-rock music. As a young boy, he would sit with His father and listen to the recordings of classic bands like Led Zeppelin and Aerosmith. Every Saturday, Roger would watch his mom clean the house while listening to classics from The Beach Boys, Patsy Cline and Elvis Presley. As a present on his 13th birthday, Roger got his first electric guitar, a Yamaha starter set from Costco. Roger learned and practiced on his own and eventually starting playing in bands. After playing with friends for a while, Roger was recruited to play in a punk band with a couple of friends in high school. Though that band never went anywhere, Roger learned from that experience that all he wanted to do in life was to play music. Roger would jam with other friends in bands occasionally, at coffee houses and at parties, but nothing serious ever came about. That was until jamming one night at a party with his friend Adam Littlejohn. Soon after, they decided to form Spirit of St. Louis.

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