Half Circle Drive
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Half Circle Drive

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This Long Island powerhouse is rapidly rising through the ranks behind the strength of mighty vocalist Ed Spahn who’s style falls somewhere between Eddie Vedder and Scott Stapp. The backing vocals are sharp too, and it really propels the music. The guitar flash of Dave Colon and Bobby Meade really shine on every track here, but are straight up deadly on “Breath” and “Thank You”. The rhythm section of Joey Mignanelli (drums) and Chris Schelmety (bass) combine to create a dangerously pulsing groove on all the tracks.

The use of effects and filters on the vocals is smartly used here, and the lyrics speak to the soul. The dynamics of the music and the quality of the recording is really impressive. Fans of Pearl Jam and Creed will thoroughly enjoy the music of Half-Circle Drive, but on the whole their appeal is far-reaching.

You don’t really have to be a genius to know that this band is destined for great things.
Anyone who knows anything about good rock-and-roll will know that this band has got a good thing going. Be sure to catch them in the clubs while you still can. Arena tickets aren’t cheap.
- longislandmusicscene.com


Discography

Half Circle Drive - Self Titled EP

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Bio

Melodic and powerful are just a few words that describe the music of Half Circle Drive. Sighting a wide range of influences such as the Beatles, Stone Temple Pilots, Fuel, Butch Walker and Bruce Springsteen, Half Circle Drive is one of New York's premier bands. Arriving on the music scene in 2001, Half Circle Drive was founded by lead singer Ed Spahn and lead guitarist Dave Colon. Having worked with original music acts for years within a Long Island environment that seemed to spotlight cover bands, Ed and Dave wrote and recorded their own music for years before meeting. After bumping into each other several times, they finally took the hint from fate and decided to collaborate on their music. The result, heartfelt songs that were both powerful and melodic. Realizing that they were on to something, they put together a band consisting of musician friends; guitarist Bobby Meade, drummer Joey Mignanelli, and bassist Chris Schelmety. Half Circle Drive was born. Since then, their music has been critically acclaimed by local radio stations and reviewers such as WLIR radio, Longislandmusicscene.com, inside Connection Magazine and college radio stations such as WRHU (Hofstra University Radio). Quickly creating a local buzz around the band, Half Circle Drive is driving rapidly toward their goal. As Tim Connolly of "Inside Connection" magazine puts it " You don't really have to be a genius to know that this band is destined for great things". Listen to the music and see what all the buzz is about.