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Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States | INDIE

Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States | INDIE
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"R&B Artist Cdrive New Release"

Running Ad - The Globe Camp Lejeune


"CDRIVE COVER AND INTERVIEW"

My Show, Our Party CD release and feature interview. - STREET WIZE MAGAZINE Austin Texas


"R&B Artist "A United States Marine""

Usher, watch your back ‘cause CDrive is in the house.

Marines might know him as Staff Sgt. Clarence L. Pitre, Marksmanship Training Unit staff noncommissioned officer, Combat Logistics Battalion 1, 1st Force Service Support Group, but in his free time he is CDrive, a rhythm and blues artist trying to get noticed.

Now at the age of 33 he has. Pitre has a record coming out labeled “My Show, Our Party,” available now on major websites like Amazon.com, Target.com and CDBaby.com and in stores worldwide Aug. 2.

Pitre says he got his name from his first name Clarence and the “drive” from being headstrong and pushing forward with his music career.

Not only did Pitre make beats, while living the life of a Marine, he recorded and performed singles like, “It’s Hard to be Faithful” and “Carry Your Own Weight.”

Pitre’s music has been heard while performing openings for acts for artists such as Changing Faces, Scarface, Ralph Tresvant of New Edition and Outkast.

Clubbers in Houston have also had the opportunity to hear Pitre’s lyrics in “Going for the Gusto” and “Dancers Only.”

CDRIVE bases his productions out of his hometown of Houston.

Not only do the night club enthusiasts have to opportunity to hear Pitre, but so do those near and dear to his heart his Marines.

CDRIVE has worked for three months on this record, on top of his daily tasks as a leader of Marines.

“Staff sergeant is a great leader, taking care of his Marines and leading from the front,” said Cpl. Jason W. Deshong, unit movement control coordinator, CLB-1.

Sometimes being the force of readiness does have its advantages.

By having a career in the Marine Corps, “I think people take me more seriously, than if the music business was my only career,” said Pitre.

Being a Marine might not always be beneficial. Now he has to promote his record and himself in his free time, said Pitre.

Pitre hopes to put out a music video in the next few months.

Since 1998 he has been the owner and executive producer of Track House Productions and collaborated with Diamond Note Records beginning in 2004.

With years of experience under his belt, CDrive pushed forward, making contacts through his travel with the Marine Corps, here and on recruiting duty in Houston, said Pitre.

The music CDrive throws down contains “street elements with raw R&B, hip hop and a sound with a party edge,” said Pitre. “It also has variety and a soft side.”

“It’s good. Surprisingly every track on the album is good, not just one or two,” said Deshong.




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Staff Sgt. Clarence L. Pitre, marksmanship training unit staff NCO, displays his CD. Using his stage name CDrive, his CD, "My Show, Our Party" is scheduled for release, Aug. 2, in stores worldwide. Photo by Pfc. Lanessa Arthur. - The Scout, Camp Pendleton, CA


"Radio Promotion"

Cdrive single "Your Partna" is on every Sunday in rotation on Houston, TX radio station 104.9FM w/Mean Green show(The Street Heat) between 6-7pm. - Party 104.9 FM Street Heat


"HOUSTON CHRONICLE"

He has been on “ Good Morning America” with his Smoke-Free 2000 commercial in which aired all over the country and lead to performing in front of the Mayor of Houston, TX Kathy Whitmire in 1986.

CDRIVE was head A&R for Diamond Note Records artist TINO for his CD " Die For Fortune & Fame". in August 2005.

TRACK HOUSE STUDIOS became a Studio Partner with Disc Makers CD Manufacturing Company in September 2004.

TRACK HOUSE PRODUCTIONS signs distribution deal with BCD Management Group out of Houston, TX. JUNE. 2005

- EDITOR


Discography

·Filmed an anti-smoking commercial Smoke-Free 2000 that aired nationally on the famous show “ Good Morning America”.
· Released his first record “Goin’ for the Gusto” and “Dancers Only” that received heavy rotations in various clubs throughout Houston, TX, resulting in him landing a record deal with another Houston based label Dance Time Records.
· Releasing such singles as “ Carry your own Weight and “It’s hard to be Faithful” brought strong ties to Rap-A lot Records affording him the opportunity to work with such artists as Scarface, Big Mike and the super engineer Doug King, the producer of “My Mind Playin’ Tricks On Me”.
· Showcased on Texas Southern University’s KTSU Kids’ jam with his single “It takes two to Tango” in 1994.
· Performed at various clubs and opened for many major acts such as Ralph Tresvant of New Edition, Outkast and the late Roger Troutman.
· Entertained more than 1,200 spectators at the 2004 NAACP’s Juneteenth Fair in Oceanside, CA and was personally invited to perform at the VIP after party hosted by BET’s Comic View comedian Dexter Smiles.
· Executive Producer and head A&R for an artist on Diamond Note Records name TINO “ Die For Fortune & Fame” which contained 12 tracks, all of which was produced by CDRIVE himself in 2005.
· Released his first full-length project entitled CDRIVE “ My Show, Our Party” in stores now.
Single "Your Partna" in rotation on Houston's 104.9 FM.
New Release "Connect with Me"

CDRIVE-Current single " Eyes Tinted" is in rotation on Jango Radio Station.
New CD release August 9th " BAD BOY, GENTLEMAN SOUL" Available on Itunes, Amazon.com and more...

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The Bad Boy and R&B veteran returns with his all new release Bad Boy, Gentleman Soul making this his 3rd edition to the game. Cdrive “My Show, Our Party” and “Connect With Me” were just teasers in comparisons of what’s in store for his latest master piece. This album boasts Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop tones and edgy lyrics and vocals all in one package. The first single to kick off was “Eyes Tinted” released July 5, 2011 on iTunes, Amazon and more… Eyes Tinted has begun to receive great reviews and is currently in heavy rotation on Jango.com internet radio.
Cdrive owes homage to his home town Houston, TX where such names as Beyonce, Destiny’s Child, H-Town, Paul Wall and many other successful artists emerged. Bad Boy, Gentleman Soul gives the listeners a mixed flow of genres ranging from Rock, Pop, and Hip-Hop making it truly a diverse album. The meaning behind the album is that Cdrive can be a bad boy at times with clubbin’, being wild, rocking tattoos, but at the same time possess a gentleman soul side that is warm hearted and sensitive to the ladies. Songs like; Bad Boy, Gentleman Soul (Title track), Body Parts, Mr. Right Now and Half The Man breaks down the transformation and different personalities. “This album is remarkable” said a fan of Cdrive.

CDRIVE “My Show, Our Party” was his first full length CD that dropped in 2005. After a long run and promoting the CD vigorously, earned him good reviews in magazines such as the Scout and Street Wize magazine out of Austin, TX .Track House Productions linked a distribution deal with BCD Managed Group out of Houston, TX to support his demands. His single “Your Partna” was aired on Houston’s 104.6FM with DJ Mean Green and played for 2 months. After receiving heavy recognition, Cdrive went on tour, covering everything from local clubs, radio interviews and college mall tours. Cdrive went on to release his follow up single “Fallin’ Again” that earned him equal reviews. December 2007, was the day he stepped back in the studio to begin a new journey to the top.

Cdrive returns with his new sophomore release entitled “Connect with Me”. This 14 track CD takes the listener on a mental high with such favorites as So Happy, Trust in Me, and the wholesome dedication “Supermom “. Connect with me brings many moods from clubbin’ to romance. Breaking the code to what he is saying, is you have to understand that he has been around for many years, producing and writing for other acts. Now the industry must witness that he can’t be stopped and to cherish his many talents as an artist as well. Connect with him and you will feel the emotion and love for his music he delivers. Pick up a copy and add his music to your collection for memories to go on forever!