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, Backup 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, Andy Palmer and John Park on Drums 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

Some of Adjacent Cruise’s past shows:

Uncommon Ground (August 26th, 2017) – Collaboration Series #2

Elbo Room Lounge (August 11th, 2017) – with local musicians

Friendly Tap (July 29th, 2017) – Headliner

Elbo Room Lounge (July 14th, 2017) – with local musicians

Activate-Chi (Final Fridays, May-Oct 2017) – Outdoor Pop Up Performances

Friendly Tap (May 12th, 2017) – Headliner

Eastgate Cafe & Bistro (April 28th, 2017) – Jammin’ Show with Acoustic Raccoon

Uncommon Ground (April 7th, 2017) – Collaboration Series #1, opener

Gallery Cafe (March 25th, 2017) –  Headliner at Artist Appreciation Night

Friendly Tap (February 24th, 2017) – Headliner, with Acoustic Raccoon

Alibi Bar & Grill (January 20th, 2017) – Headliner

Hip Cat Chicago (December 17th, 2016) – Headliner at Holiday Show

Elbo Room (December 9th, 2016) – Opening for local acts

ChillFest 2016 (November 26th, 2016) – Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co.

Goldie’s Pub (November 19th, 2016) – Headliner

Uncommon Ground (November 11th, 2016) – Opening for touring act Cari Ray

Fitz’s Spare Keys (September 3rd, 2016) – Guest at Fairview Band Show

Live Music and Local Artists at Hip Cat Chicago (August 19th, 2016) – Headliner

Goldie’s Pub (August 1st, 2016) – Headliner

Uncommon Ground (July 2nd, 2016) – Opening for touring act Steven J Push

The Vino Cellar (May 22nd, 2016) – Impromptu performance with Chi Town Duo

Mark Baffa Music’s CD Release Show (February 20th, 2016)

Music Evening Collaborations (February 6th, 2016)

Chicago’s Irish Christmas Market (December 11th, 2015) – Northcenter Town Square

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