Drew Deprey
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Drew Deprey

Boston, Massachusetts, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF | AFM

Boston, Massachusetts, United States | SELF | AFM
Established on Jan, 2015
Solo Rock Singer/Songwriter


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"Saving Abel "Bringing Down the Giant" (Featured Backing Vocals Credit)"

Sexually charged Southern rockers Saving Abel follow up on their sophomore album, 2010's Miss America, with Bringing Down the Giant. Just as Miss America and its self-titled predecessor reveled in testosterone-soaked tales of bedroom conquests, Giant continues the chest thumping but mercifully also offers some thematic and sonic diversions. Fans of their previous albums need look no further than the eponymous opening track, which gives the impression of an empowerment anthem for wimpy kids ("I hit the wall, I got back up and dusted off/I'm past the pain, I'm taking back all that I lost") before revealing its "two wrongs make a right" tendencies ("Karma's coming back here to find you/This could get a little violent"), and "Michael Jackson's Jacket," which sounds innocent enough in title but immediately identifies itself as a mental undressing of a sharp-dressed woman ("You know we'd get there quicker/If it weren't for all those zippers"). Conversely, Saving Abel show an almost vulnerable side with the acoustic ballad "Those Who Wait," admitting to feeling insecure about a girlfriend's faithfulness, and the bluesy, piano-led closer "Constantly" reminds a long-distance lover that despite the miles between them she's not far from his thoughts. But the most notable change with Giant is its expanded sound, from mainstream '90s rock ("Amazing," "Pictures of Elvis"), to modern hard rock ("New Loser"), to country crossover ("You Make Me Sick"). Though not breaking any new ground, Saving Abel can at least be credited with showing some signs of maturity. - All Music

"Local Man Rocking Music in Country World"

Drew Deprey is a pop-rock singer in a country world. The Spring Hill resident, is originally from Boston, where he and his mainstream rock band, Stilrize, were “signed to a major record label.”

He was introduced to Nashville during that time, when the label sent him to Middle Tennessee to write songs and meet producers.

“Nashville is the place to do it,” he said. “I wrote all of the songs for our album and ended up recording seven of them. Then, the record was shelved.”

The label the band was signed to, Roadrunner, also claimed Nickelback as one of it’s bands. Then the label began to have money problems and Stilrize was “let out of our contract scot-free. Our band lost hope but we kept going.” He decided to move to Nashville with his wife “on a whim” and began a solo career.

“For two years, I was soul searching and finding my sound,” he said. “I hooked up with Grant Craig and we released a seven-song record in July. I am currently entertaining several recording and management contracts.”

Deprey wrote the lyrics to all of the songs on his new album, but Craig helped him complete the music, Deprey said. Deprey said the music is personal, and personal aspects of his life were intertwined into his songs.

“I struggle with anxiety and depression and for me writing is therapy for that,” he said. “I even wrote a song called, “Anxiety” for the album.

Even though he lives in Spring Hill, he plays pop-rock, not country. He said it’s hard to make his way since he’s not a country singer.

“Nashville is the place to go if you want to write songs and record,” Deprey said. “If you want to play shows and you’re country, you’re golden. If not, it’s a hard place to find work.”

Still, he’s played around Middle Tennessee and has begun to make a name for himself. He’s debating whether to start a band, or move to another area that caters more to rock and pop musicians.

“I’ve played songs around town,” he said. “I do them acoustically, but many of them are meant to be with a full band. I play about two nights a week. I’ve played at Frankie’s in Spring Hill and other locations, but who knows where the future leads?”

Deprey is inviting those wishing to form a band to email him at drewdepreymusic@gmail.com.

He still writes lyrics and music with other songwriters. In addition, he designed the cover and CD art for his new album. The design, of a man with a microphone for a head, was born out of a Google image he found.

“The Google design certainly influenced the cover,” he said. “I took that idea and made it more simple.” - Advertiser News, Entertainment Business Section

"Blackout Bootleg: Drew Deprey"

On Air Interview in its entirety, via link. - Citywide Blackout

"Dream A Song, With Drew Deprey"

Have you ever wanted to express to that special someone how much you care and love them through song, but you don't know how to play or sing at all!!?? That is all changing thanks to Boston musician (currently living in Nashville) Drew Deprey. Drew is starting a company called Dream a Song where you can supply him with all the info you would want to be in a song, and he will take your info and turn it into a one of kind song all about you (and yours)! - 94.3 "The Shark" Long Island's Home for Everything That ROCKS!


The Voices In Me (2014)


1) The Mirror

2) I Don't Care What They Say

3) My Confession

4) We Own This Town

5) Love Is Blind

Bonus Tracks:

6) Anxiety

7) Soul Searching



Leading the Boston-based modern rock group “Stilrize,” Drew Deprey hit the ground running, first with a development deal and then a full recording contract with New York’s “Roadrunner Records,” by way of A&R legend Ron Burman; best known for his work with groups like: BB King, Dr. John, Nickelback and Theory of a Deadman.


Performing throughout the US, from 2009 – 2012, with bands like: 3 Doors Down, Papa Roach and Candlebox has proven to be a great seasoning and learning process for Drew Deprey’s career path and long-term goals; thus prompting his decision to leave old projects behind and move forward in the music industry, as a solo artist.


Drew relocated to Nashville in 2012 to write new material and work with Grammy Award Winning producer Skidd Mills; whose production talents can be heard on a multitude of major recordings, including: ZZ Top, Saliva, Pop Evil, Sick Puppies and Third Day. Other than Drew’s own recordings, his vocals can be heard on Saving Abel’s 2012 release Bringing Down the Giant, and he’s also formed many co-writing relationships with other notable songwriter/producers: Joey Moi (Nickelback), Johnny Andrews (Apocalyptica), Craig Wiseman and James Michael (Motley Crue, SixxA.M.), The Warren Brothers, Blair Daly (Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts), Ben Moody (Kelly Clarkson, Evanescence), Brian Craddock (Daughtry), Andy Waldeck (S.T.P), and Jason Rauch (Breaking Benjamin).


Drew Deprey’s solo release: The Voices in Me, produced by Grant Craig (12 Stones, Saving Able), is the contemporary Singer/Songwriter culmination of his work and time in Nashville, and a reflection of Drew’s musical growth in the industry.

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