Four Wheel Drive

Four Wheel Drive

 London, England, GBR

Four Wheel Drive are committed to upholding the best traditions of Classic Rock. The band brings a freshness and energy to their songwriting and performances which leave their audiences in no doubt that they've witnessed something very special.


Four Wheel Drive is a band that exists to play live. They deliver what can only be described as a relentless onslaught of good time, balls out Rock 'N' Roll. Ben Austwick and Paddy Achtelik provide rhythm guitar interplay that constantly bombards the audience from both sides of the stage. Ben also hits you with incendiary, gut-wrenching, Blues-based lead guitar and Paddy slips 'n' slides with his distinctive 'Sky Dog'-esque bottleneck.

The rhythm section generates a force capable of knocking down walls, yet with enough control to retain the R'n'B feel of '70s Aerosmith and Rolling Stones. Powerhouse-drummer Will Richards is the engine of Four Wheel Drive. With his equally forceful and skillful drumming, he sets the pace and lays down the groove show after show, night after night.

The band's sound is topped and led by Jamie's vocals. Switching between a sleazy drawl and a ball-busting scream, the vocals compliment both the Rhythm 'n' Blues and Rock elements of the band. Tightly rehearsed vocal harmonies add an extra dimension to the songs, giving the live performances the same depth as the recordings.

After 12 months hard work recording in a number of studios in the UK and Europe, Four Wheel Drive have recently released their debut album "High Roller" which captures the energy and excitement of the live show. They have also recently finished shooting their first commercial music video (produced by MTV's Sara Harding) for the album opener and first single 'White Lines'. This is due to air on 31st May 2010 on MTV2, Kerrang! and Scuzz TV.


Album: "High Roller" (2009)
Available on iTunes, Napster & Amazon.

Set List

A standard set - 50 minutes, all original material:
White Lines
Blood on the Walls
Hole Of Rock'n'Roll
House On Fire
Take a Drag
Big Fat & Ugly
Six Foot Poster
High Roller

Can play up to 2 hours with the addition of:

Down Under
The Vision's Gone
Use Your Imagination
Rough Around the Edges