DRP

DRP

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DRP has had a long run of success appearing at reputable Toronto venues. Each member’s distinct rock influences have melded DRP into an incredibly intense blend of both the more aggressive and melodic sides of hardcore punk music today. DRP is a tight and polished band.

Biography

Originally formed in 2001 to fulfill life-long dreams of performing live music, DRP has had a long run of success appearing at local city venues such as The Reverb, The Kathedral, 751 and The Opera House.

Drawing on each member’s distinct rock influences, DRP has melded into an incredibly intense blend of both the more aggressive and melodic sides of hardcore punk music today.

Lead Vocalist Robert Malcolm has many connections to local talent around Toronto and an incredibly imposing presence on stage. He came from a background of the heavy metal and alternative rock sounds of bands like Slayer, Tool, or Nine Inch Nails, giving him a wide range of talents as both a screamer and a singer.
Guitarist and backup vocalist, Tyler Viscount found his roots as a musician studying the surge of west coast talent from punk groups like The Offspring, MXPX and Screeching Weasel, giving him a knack for speedy power chord rhythms and blues-infused melodies.
Soon after both were joined with Bass guitarist and long-time-punk-fanatic, Robin “Nirbo” Paxton who’s dedication to hardcore bands like Rancid, The Dropkick Murphy’s, and The Dead Kennedy’s added a much more intuitive finger picked bass melody into every song.
The most recent addition has been the very promising young drummer Nick “Spider” Smith, whose experience spans many forms of both classic and modern rock. His solid skate punk and metal styles are heavily influenced by the likes of the Scorpions, Satanic Surfers, and Lagwagon.

With its revamped lineup, DRP is a tight and polished band ready to bring the collective sounds of decades of punk history to a whole new generation of fans.

Discography

Yours to Exploit (2002), highlighted songs like “Enslaved by Fear” and “Mrs. P” received enthusiastic praise from fans in Toronto and visitors from across the golden horseshoe.

Clever Title (2005), songs like “Guilty Eyes” and “Tawdry” continued to showcase a great development in their sound.

Selected songs from Clever title can be heard at:
http://www.myspace.com/downrightpunk

Set List

Our Sets are usually hard and fast. 11 songs, with mostly our own music;

F.U.C.K.
Guilty Eyes
Tawdry
Hardcore Hill
I'll Kill you in Your Sleep
Pricks 'n' Needles
Enslaved By Fear
St. Saviour
Alimony

And some classic blues rock covers that we've transformed into our own punk style;

House of the Rising Sun - (The Animals version)
Tush - (ZZ Top)