The Third Arrangement Bio


Keyboardist and songwriter Nathan MacAdams was seeking a group of his own, where he could write and perform upon influences of soul, rhythm bands, jazz rock, and harmonic complexity. While meeting New Jersey guitarist Frank Morley in 2016, MacAdams was quick to work and rehearse already written material, and as a result formed The Third Arrangement. About a year later, the ensemble expanded and started performing throughout greater Philadelphia. In a blend of rock, funk, and jazz, the band produces sounds that range from warm and open to driving, Purdie-Porcaro shuffles, all of which can be heard on their debut EP Scarecrows (2019). In 2021, The Third Arrangement brought out two singles, “Rosie” and “The Look”. They are currently in the studio exploring, recording, and expanding their work.

Rev. January 2023



Nathan MacAdams - vocals, keys

Frank Morley - guitar

Matthew Goodman - bass, backing vocals

Nicholas Cesario - drums





photo: Katt Wilkins

Extended Band

musicians part of the extended studio/live band

Justin Fraser - trumpet

Jake Fraser - alto, tenor sax

Evan Smith - baritone, tenor sax