Red Car Driver
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In 2004 the idea for Red Car Driver was formed when Mark Beeson began writing songs for his new original project. Recording all the demos in his home studio (Fred n Elvis' Guitar Lounge) on a Protools rig he purchased by selling his Red Mustang GT, he set about writing songs that were tuneful, hook filled and ripe with meaningful themes listeners would relate to. Beeson played and sang all the parts himself with the help of three session drummers. Embracing the latest technology available for bands and artists today to get the music out to the fans, Beeson set up a Myspace page and advertised on Craigslist to attract musicians to the project. After an 8 month audition process, the lineup was complete.

During the writing process, Beeson drew upon his many influence such as the Beatles, Cheap Trick, Crowded House, Collective Soul, Better Than Ezra and Aimee Mann, just to name a few. While playing in his cover band, The Merchants of Cool, Mark steadily built the Red Car Driver repertoire and invested his cover band earnings back into his studio and demos.

Red Car Driver's songs cover a broad spectrum of sonic and thematic real-estate. Beeson's writing reflects his fascination with the complexity of other peopleÕs lives. Their highs and lows, their misfortune and trials play out in songs such "I Don't Love You," written about a friend that after 10 years of marriage, woke up one day and realized that she didn't love her husband anymore. "That really struck me," says Beeson. "I'm a pretty content person and things like that shake me to the core." He later wrote a sequel to that song entitled "Sweet, Sweet Exile" which he wrote from the husbandÕs perspective after the breakup. "I like to people-watch and cherry pick what I see and hear to generate ideas for possible songs." Some of his songs are more biographical in nature. "Stop Faking It" was born after reading the book "The Sociopath Next Door" by Martha Stout, after Beeson realized he knew someone who fit the profile. His song "40 Days" musically explains the hole left when someone leaves your life. The song is written around a lost-at-sea metaphor but ends with the optimistic view that whatever happens to you, you just need to keep pushing on.

Red Car Driver is a four piece band comprised of New York, Washington, DC and LA musicians, Tom Oliveira, Aaron Knight and Louie Otero. Each band member brings years of experience along with their own unique musical personality to help create what can only be Red Car Driver.

Red Car Driver is currently in the studio finishing up their debut album that they plan to release in fall of 2009.