Musicians + Shows


Shannon Richardson

Singer-Songwriter, Lead Vocal, Guitarist

Shannon grew up in the outskirts of Chicago and started singing at the ripe young age of 5. He knew he wanted to be a musician somewhere in the middle of high school and began using every spare moment to write songs and learn to play music. He quickly began building bands and playing out his originals all over. As of the moment he is an active singer-songwriter, leading Adjacent Cruise and looking for any opportunities to further his music career and the good purposeful message of his music.
facebook: @shannonrichardsonband @shannonrichardsonmusic
twitter: @SRBmusic @ShannonRmusic
youtube: user/shannonrichardson

Yuen Yee Richardson

Pianist, Clarinetist, Backing Vocal

Yuen Yee is an active music teacher and performer currently located in Chicago. Originally born and raised in Hong Kong, Yuen Yee studied Clarinet and Piano at Hong Kong Baptist University. In 2010, Yuen Yee moved to Chicago and earned a Master’s degree in Music Performance from Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, where she studied Clarinet performance. After graduating in 2012, Yuen Yee performed with various music ensembles and taught at several local music schools. Currently, Yuen Yee is primarily performing with Adjacent Cruise. Besides performing, Yuen Yee is also passionate in music education where she teaches clarinet, saxophone and piano at her private music studio.
youtube: user/yuene53

Additional Musicians

Since we started Adjacent Cruise, we had performed and collaborated with different local and touring musicians, including Chris McGowan and Gordon Pond on Bass; Brett Grant, Andy Palmer and John Park on Drums; Amos Gillespie on Saxophone, as well as jammin’ with music duos Acoustic Raccoon and Bongo and the Bear. If you’re a local musicians or artists interested in performing or collaborating with us, please feel free to contact us!

Shannon’s First Full Time Gig

Shannon’s first full time music gig was playing on the streets of Chicago as a street performer.

“Not the easiest gig but it paid the rent. All in all they were great times and I wrote a song every day.” – Shannon Richardson

Perviously Performed and Currently Performing at

Adjacent Cruise’s Most Recent Shows (2021-):

2022/04/16 – Buffalo Creek’s Brewing Long Grove
2022/02/06 – Montrose Saloon (w/ Oracle Blu & Sunflower Headlights)
2022/01/29 – Whiskey Tasting Winter Festival (by Social Scene at Station Restaurant)
2021/12/18 – Scratch On Lake
2021/12/17 – Jazzy Holiday (w/ Blue Orbit Combo at My Buddy’s)
2021/12/11 – Private Christmas Party (solo)
2021/12/09 – Pinstripes Oakbrook
2021/12/04 – Howliday Bazaar (at Famous Fido’s Animal Rescue Fundraiser)
2021/11/27 – Small Business Saturday (at Chicago Ray Records)
2021/11/24 – Pinstripes Chicago
2021/11/20 – Scratch On Lake
2021/11/12 – Uncommon Ground Lakeview (w/ Julian Daniell)
2021/11/04 – Pinstripes Northbrook
2021/10/28 – Pinstripes Oakbrook
2021/10/16 – My Buddy’s (w/ Morgan Flynn)
2021/09/17 – Save More Lounge (w/ Devilish Winks & Blue Orbit Combo)
2022/09/01 – Whiskey Tasting Summer Festival (by Social Scene at Station Restaurant)
2021/08/29 – Golden Dagger
2021/08/23 – Montrose Saloon
2021/08/10 – The Northman Riverwalk
2021/08/05 – Moods+Foods Performance Series (at Woodard Plaza)
2021/07/28 – North Center Summer Concert Series
2021/07/23 – Uncommon Ground 30th Anniversary Celebrations
2021/07/17 – Bucktown Neighborhood Garden Walk
2021/07/10 – Southport Art Fest (by Star Events)
2021/06/27 – Northcenter Neighborhood Garden Walk
2021/05/21 – Montrose Saloon

Some of Adjacent Cruise’s past shows (2015-2020):

Adjacent Cruise has performed at various local venues including Martyrs’, Gman tavern, Uncommon Ground, Elbo Room, Friendly Tap, Fitz’s Spare Keys, Eastgate Cafe, Gallery Cafe, Albi Bar and Grill, etc. supporting touring acts and collaborating with local bands/ musicians.

For Festivals, Concert Series and Fundraising events, Adjacent Cruise previously participated in What’s Blooming on Harrison Festival (Oak Park Arts District), Andersonville Arts Week (Andersonville Chamber), ChillFest (Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber), Moods+Foods Concert Series (Northwest Arts Connection), Annual Garden Gallery (Northwest Arts Connection), Annual Northcenter Garden Walk (Northcenter Neighborhood Association), Yesfest at Elmhurst Art Museum, Low-Line Market (Lakeview Chamber), Southport Sidewalk Showcase (Lakeview Chamber), A City Divided Fundraiser (Echoes of Chicago), Famous Fido Animal Rescue Fundraiser, Activate-Chi Concert Series (DCASE), Chicago’s Irish Christmas Market, etc. as well as various artists receptions at local art galleries, block parties and private events.

Shannon Richardson Solo + Shannon Richardson Band performed numerous times at:
Hard Rock Cafe Chicago  •  The Dock at Montrose Beach  •  Reggies  •  Elbo Room  •  Underground Wonder Bar  •  Lilly’s  •  Walter Payton’s Roundhouse  •  Around the Coyote Festival  •  Subterranean  •  Wise Fool’s Pub  •  The Redhead Piano Bar  •  Martyrs’  •  The Store  •  Abbey Pub  •  Gallery Cabaret  •  Jerry’s  •  TV Shows  •  Radio Stations  •  FM  •  AM  •  Satellite  •  Internet Stations