Adam Thurston as Ringo
Adam was born and raised in Griffin, Georgia. Adam is a self-taught drummer who began playing the drums at the age of 17. He joined a band with some high school friends as a vocalist, but after many failed attempts at finding a drummer, he decided to take up the drums himself. A year and a half later the Roaches (who would later change their name to the Return) auditioned Adam and offered him the role of Ringo. Adam would be their drummer for the next 7 years until 2003, when he decided to pursue other opportunities. During that time Adam played drums for many groups around the Southeast. He also started a photography business and worked in the hardwood flooring industry. However, Adam missed being a part of the Return, and when the position became available again in 2007, he re-joined the band.
Adam still resides in Griffin with his wife and their three children. Taking the kids to school related activities, soccer practice, and ballet doesn’t leave Adam with much spare time these days. However, he does enjoy filling in on the drums from time to time with several local original and cover bands.