DDRIVE

DDRIVE

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Classic/Melodic Rock with an Energetic Modern Edge. R&B roots with pop/celtic/punk& hard rock influences.

Biography

D DRIVE
Hailing from North America this hard rock act released its first self titled CD in early 2005. It received critical acclaim as well as airplay in the US, Australia, and Europe for having strong classic rock roots with a modern edge sound all its own. The groups main writers Phil Naro (Talas, Peter Criss & 24K) and Don Mancuso (The Lou Gramm Band, Black Sheep, Cheater, and Celtic Fire) and Andy Knoll decided to team up for the DDRIVE album and recruited the production expertise of Steve Major to round out the direction and production. The DDRIVE cd did so well that it was decided to put together a second release from DDRIVE titled “Straight Up The Middle”. Built on the strengths of the first cd “Straight Up The Middle” is a more focused and mature effort and is right in line with great grooves, emotion and the good and bad realities of the world today.

The band playing in support of the new release is Phil Naro (Vocals/Guitar), Don Mancuso (Guitar/Vocals), Andy Knoll (Keyboards, Guitars, sequencing & samples/ Vocals), Bobby Bond (Drums) & John Taylor (Bass/Vocals).
Other musicians who appear on the CD are Joe Lana (Drums), Richard Gramm (Bass/Guitar), Lou Gramm (Backing Vocals) AD Zimmer & Dave Quick(Bass) and Steve Major (Guitar).

The cd can be purchased on line at CdBaby at http://cdbaby.com/cd/ddrive
also at Music Discoveries http://www.musicdiscoveries.com/
and in Rochester, NY at The House of Guitars, The Bop Shop & Stutzmans Guitars.

For more info and schedule go to www.ddrive.com

Lyrics

You're Never Alone

Written By: Mancuso/Naro/Gross

Through your darkest hours
Call my name and I'll be there
Your trials and tribulations
Hearts of brass and silver can't compare

You're never alone I'm by your side
You can bare your soul to me, time after time
If only I could take the pain you hide.
You're never alone, I'm by your side

Like a blaze of Glory, at a midnight Rendezvous
The hour of strength, the truth comes upon us
We ask the angels to protect us Fools
And it's love that make all the difference

You're never alone I'm by your side
You can bare your soul to me, time after time
If only I could take the pain you hide.
You're never alone, I'm by your side

Solo:

You're never alone I'm by your side
You can bare your soul to me, time after time
If only I could take the pain you hide.
You're never alone, I'm by your side
You're never alone, I'm by your side

Lock Lips

Written By: Mancuso/Naro

I call you up in the middle of the night
A sugar rush ha me dialing delight, yeah it does. I want to sink my teeth into you, you're the fix that keeps me tongued and grooved, yeah you are. I'm coming over and you can't say no. Honey stop this love over flow. It's from my head down to my tows. It's something only you can control.
Chorus: Lock Lips, you're the one and only one I want to do it with.
Lock Lips, your kiss as seet as chocolate I can't resist.
Jump out of bed, brush my. Into my car I'm stopped by radar again, I'm dead. Two hundred dollars and 4 points to boot, won't get me down cause I'm crazy in love with you. I am the fire honey you are the rain. Only you can stop these lips again. I feel it from my heart right to my soul. Honey you make me explode.
Chorus

Straight Up The Middle

Written By: Mancuso/Naro

Straight Up The Middle
Well I should’ve known better than doing that
he had a big black car and a leather cap.
And a little more underneath the hood than he used to.
Something inside you tells the tale
of a love struck boy that’s bound to fail
And I really don’t see the point like I used to.

Well I don’t really take everything I want
and I really don’t want everything I need,
but it seems to be what everyone gets used to.
Well I keep on hearing peoples lies
and I just can’t seem to sympathize
to what they’re all about but I’d need to.

I’m going straight up the middle
I gonna find that riddle
Don’t need no dribble
I’m going straight up the middle

Yeah, I see things in black and white,
but they never ever seem quite right
and it’s just the way it is and I deal.
And It’s just the way the cards are dealt
though it’s nothing more and nothing felt
But I seem to keep zipping round this wheel.
Well it’s easy come and easy go
in a world that we don’t really know
and sometimes I don’t believe that we feel.
It’s something more and something less
although sometimes I must confess
It’s really not one hell of a deal.

I’m going straight up the middle
I gonna find that riddle
Don’t need no dribble
I’m going straight up the middle
SOLO
I’m going straight up the middle
I gonna find that riddle
Hey you miss Sybil
I’m going straight up the middle
Don’t need no dribble
I’m going straight up the middle

I'm a Little Outside

Written By: Mancuso/Naro

I'm a Little Outside

Black to blue, homin' in, holding you tomorrow I'll be down.
Blind to light, hold me down. Over me, maybe I'll come round.

The feeling runs over me and I feel I'm going down.
I rock myself to sleep and I slip right back in time.

I'm a little outside, I guess you wonder why.
I'm a little outside.

Face to face, two by two, laugh about the things that we once knew.
Down and out, holding you. Feel the tension, it grows inside of you.

Oh I wonder why.

Something comes over you and you feel the tension rise.
They hold it over my head and my feelings they collide.
I cry myself to sleep and I really don't know why.
Hear my own outdoor and I really don't know...
I'm a little outside.
I'm a little outside.
I'm a little outside.

Discography

Don Mancuso D:Drive GFI Records
D DRIVE "Straight Up The Middle" GFI Records

Set List

DDRIVE SET 2008
Set time is 90-120 min.
1 Set, or 2
if needed, additional covers of Zepplin and other classic rock & ALTERNATIVE bands can be brilliantly executed by D Drive!

1. DIAMOND STAR HALO
2. LOVE ME
3. LITTLE BITTA SUNSHINE
4. BUILD MY CASTLE
5. CAN YOU DIG IT
6. DIG YOUR WAY OUT
7. WHY IS EVERYBODY
8. MISSING
9. PRAY FOR TOMORROW
10. WHOSE SIDE YOU’RE ON
11. I DON’T WANNA WAIT
12. DOWN, ROTTEN, DIRTY
13. ANOTHER FUNKY DAY
14. I CAN FEEL NO PAIN*
15. GUITAR SOLO/LOCK LIPS
16. HEY BULLDOG (BEATLE)
17. I’M A LITTLE OUTSIDE
18. STRAIGHT UP THE MIDDLE
19. MISTY MT HOP/Rock-N-Roll (LED Zepplin)
20. SINK YOUR TEETH (Talas)
21. STICK AROUND (Black Sheep)
22. ROCK THE NATION (MONTROSE)
23. HELTER SKELTER (BEATLES)