SOUND DRIvE
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SOUND DRIvE

Brooklyn, NY | Established. Jan 01, 2009

Brooklyn, NY
Established on Jan, 2009
Band Alternative Rock

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Sound Drive is a 5-piece epic rock group from New York City that started in the late 1990’s. Co-founders Eddy Btesh & Vico Sabbagh met in the mid 90’s when playing in different bands in the New York area. Eddy was in the alternative rock scene while Vico was in the rock/blues scene. Even though they had their own separate styles, they both had the same core music values and influences such as The Beatles, ELO, Cheap Trick & others. They knew when they met back then, that they would collaborate one day and it was in 2008, after a 6 year hiatus, that they came together once again. In Eddy’s home studio, they recorded “Drive” & “All Around the World”. From there, they continued to write material together and eventually recorded their 1st full album of original material. Adding a Latin based duo of Carlos Marin (bass) & Juan Calvo (drums) created a very unique backbone for the group.
Sound Drive was re-born. They started playing the clubs with their new material to positive reviews. In mid 2010, they debuted their first album called “Today is Tomorrow” with their song “Hello” as their lead single. It’s a word everyone uses every sing day and it’s a positive and easy word to remember. From the very first chord, you are moving your body. It’s upbeat, fun to listen to, a truly catchy tune. You can hear the influences of The Beatles in this tune along with many others songs, creating an extraordinary twist to popular tunes in their day. Not a bad group to be compared to, I would definitely say. Sound Drive had developed their own signature sound that encompasses groups their personalities, talent, style and influences. ‘Know your audience’ is the statement they must live by because they grab a massive audience with music like this right from the start. Listen to the arrangements of these songs – the intro’s – the harmonies are OUTSTANDING - OUTSTANDING (yes, it needed to be stated twice). It’s that British seasoning on an American recipe creating tasteful treats for all. - http://indieezine.com


impressive!

to me, very Beatle- influenced and I couldn't dig that any more....awesome...thumbs up ....peace, Rex - Rex Havoc


Artist of the Month Contest Song Review

This song seems to have influences like the Beatles and the Foo Fighters. It is a very sentimental piece with broad, mainstream appeal. I could definitely see this song as a hit, and the actual musical talent is present in the song as well (although what I thought was the coolest guitar part was turned down quite a bit). I would consider signing this band if I was a label. I feel the recording could be improved, the sound is a little distant and there isn't much of a buildup at the end though the musical structure of the buildup is there. But overall this is a very solid number with lots of potential. - Broken Crown 10/22/2009


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Still working on that hot first release.

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October 2013, SOUND DRIvE was just selected to audition for AMERICA's GOT TALENT!

Videos out:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clNGbjRgjk4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0oTFT0-72o

Sound Drive is a NYC based Alternative Rock band formed with 5 professional studio musicians who have played with major performers like Lenny kravitz .
Our music is infectious melodic tunes that you will want to listen again & again.
SD was just asked to preform at the ING 2012 NYC marathon which is airing on ABC and televised nationally.

Sound Drive also played to over 30,000 people in the 2012 Bayfest Festival this past May.

Our music forms a melodic, emotional outpour of our own blend of Power Pop & Alternative Rock.

Our music is influenced by British melody and background harmonies. Sound Drive's influences are the Beatles, Foo Fighters, Cheap Trick & ELO & Queen . We offer a sound that is uniquely " SOUND DRIVE"! Our live show is powerful and full of energy.

We have currently played the local circut in NYC like Crash Mansion, Webster Hall , Sullivan Hall and also were asked to play at a couple of events in PA and New Jersey.

SOUND DRIvE DECEMBER 2010, released " Today is Tomorrow " on iTunes with 11 original & 1 cover song.

Come Like us on Facebook and twitter us @SoundDrive

2012, we are currently working on SOUND DRIvE 2 with 5 SONGS already completed and will be setting up an eastern mini tour.

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