Corey (vocals) and Big Steve (drums) wanted a cool, positive band to play in. In October of 2007, they decided that the name "Balboa" would fit. It's not just a love for Rocky - although that is a huge part of it. It's about the heart and determination that Rocky has always had through every rough patch in his life. No matter what happens, he always endures. He might not always overcome, but he always endures and stays positive
Corey and Big Steve added Justin on guitar and Little Steve on bass in the next month. After some discussion, it was decided that the name "Balboa" made us sound like a bunch of tough-guy, hardcore jerks who would punch your mother when you came to our shows
We settled on "Yo, Adrian!," which has been met with great fanfare
In January of 2008, Eric was added as a second guitarist
Also in January of 2008, Yo, Adrian! recorded its first three studio tracks in preparation for a split-EP with Westchester punks The Runs
A studio album will be coming in the next couple of months.