Hi, and welcome to our EPK! We are (as you may have guessed) Sweet Hollow Drive. We've been playing under this name for around 2 years, and have just released our first full-length album, "The Perfect Blue." The album is a product of our good and bad times, our bonding, our growth as musicians, a merge of all of our styles, and many other elements. We're really proud of our work on it and hope others appreciate it as well. We play out as often as we can, and there is nothing we love more than to play and share our music.
Our Links to other Media are as follows:
Every SHD graphic and promo can be found here from web banners to fan signs, and the latest videos. Our fan base if growing, and we frequently have it participate in polls, Q&A sessions, or just engage in conversation through comments. We realize that a connection with the fans is quintessential for being in a band, and try to make that connection as well as we can. We love meeting the people who enjoy our music.
We have a lot of fun with these. We document our recording/tour experiences and make videos for the fans to enjoy so they can all be with us for the ride.
Random Lifestyle Images
Tons of pictures where ever and whenever Rob feels like snapping a shot!
Offering merch to anyone, anywhere! Grab a cupcake shirt, anyone looks cute in one of those!
Our debut LP, "The Perfect Blue" is now for sale at the online store!
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Alex Glover - Vocals/Bass, Mikey Molloy- Guitar/Vocals, Rob Nolan - Guitar/Vox, Danny Ensanian- Drums/Aux Percussion
"The Perfect Blue" - 2008
2. Running Away
4. The Pain You Give
6. The Last Time
7. Combo Meals and Steering Wheels
8. For Lack of Better Words
10. We’re Not in Toto Anymore, Kansas.
11. The Perfect Blue
"Increase the Piece" - 2006
2. Running Away
3. The Pain You Give (mastered)
5. Not Yet
"The Break of Silence EP" - 2006
1. The Other Side
2. Wide Open
3. The Pain You Give
5. Fallen Angel (Now titled: Without You)
6. The Pain You Give (Acoustic)
Sweet Hollow Drive Enters The Studio
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Since February 2006, Sweet Hollow Drive, consisting of Alex Glover, Mike Molloy, Danny Ensanian, a... Since February 2006, Sweet Hollow Drive, consisting of Alex Glover, Mike Molloy, Danny Ensanian, and Rob Nolan have seen their share of success.
Two Years Later, these high school graduates are still dedicated to the art of their music, which they started as seniors. And even more so than before.
Sweet Hollow Drive is a completely do-it-yourself band, and its members have designed their own shirts, promoted their own shows, and up until recently have recorded their own music.
They started recording their music on an old four-track, then moved on to recording on Ensanian's computer, which led to a new system on Glovers guitar pedal, a digital drum set, more laptops, and now, this band is in a real studio.
Randy Pratt, from Star People and The Lizards, a great family friend of Nolan's, offered his private studio Electric Randy-land to the band.
"It's been super exciting to see that progression of quality," said Glover. "Luckily with thte private studio, we retain the rights to anything creative."
"It's kind of a co-producing thing," he continued. "we offer our input, they offer theirs. And we kind of mesh all the ideas together."
The album they are currently working on is about half way done and expected in the spring time of this year.
In the meantime, the band will continue booking and playing shows. They're planning to have a tour in the upcoming summer. That will definitely the amount of shows that they've played at, wich is at the moment already over 35.
"Working with these guys, I'd have to say, is absolutely wonderful. We all work well together when writing and i think we push each other to constantly do better every time," Nolan said.
"we're all absolutely best friends outside of band work as well." agreed Glover.
Having such a tight-knit friendship with the band members and the progression of their music growing more and more with each band practice sometimes makes it seem as though that's all they should be focused on, while they know they do have other responsibilities as well.
"Sometimes youo want to make the band your life and don't want to be bothered by anything else." said Ensanian.
But while they aren't at the stage to do so yet, they're definitely preparing. Tours, campaigns for labels, and all essential aspects of a successfully growing band are their goals.
You can check out this maturing band at www.myspace.com/sweethollowdrive.
Young Rock Stars Take Stage In Battle of Bands
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At the first Port Jefferson Free Library battle of the bands, on Saturday at Harbor Memorial Park,... At the first Port Jefferson Free Library battle of the bands, on Saturday at Harbor Memorial Park, the average age of the performers was under 17, but they put on a show enjoyable for all ages.
Local bands from around Long Island came to play for a chance at prizes, including $300 in cash and studio time at Suffolk Recording Studios in patchogue. All prizes were donated by event sponsors.
Black Suit Youth, an independent punk rock band from East Meadow headlined the event. "We're just here to make some noise," lead singer Bryan Maher said before the band's set was cut short by rain.
The acoustic duo of Natalie Hughes and Shannon Hara, both 18, from Manorville, won first place and $300 cash.
Sweet Hollow Drive took second place, winning them a gig at the American Music Festival at Cedar Beach and six hours at Suffolk Recording Studios. the four member punk pop/emo band had recruited a fifth musician, Kevin Gleeson, an 18 year old keyboard player, in order to qualify for the battle of the bands.
Fals Alarm, a three piece pop rock band from Mount Sinai, with a religious message, won third place and three hours in the recording studio.
The battle of the bands was the brain-child of Erin Schaarschmidt, head of PJFL's young adult department. Young adult librarian Lauren Bernat supervised Saturday's live performances.
"They're actually doing something for the bands," James Christiano, 15, said. "They're letting young musicians experience playing live," Joey Volino said.
Each of eight competing bands played three songs and were judged by a panel of three local music-related professionals.
Members of 20Ten from Miller Place, the youngest of the bands, were excited to play on a stage in front of a crowd. "It's the only stage we've played on," Matt Emma, 16, said.
The musical groups were predominantly emo and pop rock bands, such as When Lightning Strikes, 20Ten, False Alarm, and Sweet Hollow Drive.
The fan favorite, made evident by the high-pitched screams of teen aged girls, was Sweet Hollow Drive. The band had the liveliest performance due to the on stage antics of 22-year-old guitarist Rob Nolan.
"I move around a lot," Nolan said, exhausted from jumping, spinning, and swinging his guitar around his body for the dozens of girls in the crowd. The band's rough image is much different from their message though.
"Technically we are a Christian Rock Band," Nolan Said.
Other groups did not fit one specific mold, but did not disappoint. Rachel Steyert, 16, and Charlie Larson, 17, of Miller Place, a duo called Radium Dial Painters, started the show with heavy, distorted bass guitar and crashing cymbals over simple but intricate drum lines. Their sound is inspired by groups like the White Stripes, Black Keys and "anything two piece," Larson said.
"We get a heavy sound with two people," Larson, the drummer and singer, added, espousing t he philosophy that too much can make things complicated.
Danny Rocco, a 19-year-old guitarist from Rockville Centre, and Eve, a 16-year-old guitarist and harmonica player from Rocky Point, each performed solo sets.
"I wish my town did stuff like this," Rocco said.
Bernat made sure the crowd wouldn't get restless between acts. Library staffers fired shirts into the crowd with an air powered T-shirt launcher from Gryphon F/X, while Six Flags Great Adventure tickets were awarded for correct answers to music trivia. The night before, Bernat had spent six hours thinking up those trivia questions, she said.
The stage for the concert was borrowed from the Town of Brookhaven at a small cost and the public announcement system was rented for $1,000 Bernat said, including a paid sound engineer.
The Library already expects to hold another battle of the bands in the future. Bernat said the organizers learned from the inaugural experience. "It's not a one person job," she said.
Sweet Hollow Drive has up to 1 hour of original material for live performances, but is capable to play 3-4 hours of covers
this cover list includes bands like
Angels & Airwaves
Third Eye Blind
The Rolling Stones
Motion City Soundtrack
All American Rejects
Guns N Roses
The Starting Line
Jimmy Eat World
Saves The Day
Taking Back Sunday
There are no upcoming dates at this time.