Sunday Driver

Sunday Driver

BandAlternativeRock

Biography

Alex Martinez (guitar, and vocals) and Arnold Nese (bass) formed the Miami Florida quartet, Sunday Driver in 1995. Sunday Driver began playing the local Miami scene with bands like New Found Glory, The Vacant Andys, Strongarm, Shai Hulud, and other Miami emo and hardcore bands. In 1997 Sunday Driver added second guitarist Charlie Suarez, and in 1999 they met drummer Paul Trust, thus completing the line up know today as Sunday Driver. The band soon began work on a 5 song EP for Doghouse Records. Sunday Driver’s debut release, Third Place Prize, came out in October of 2001.

Sunday Driver had been playing intensively around Miami and soon had a new batch of around 15 songs. When it was time to record the band’s first full length, a decision was made to find a remote area, far from the distractions of urban Miami. The band loaded up a U-haul with all of their equipment and drummer Paul Trust’s Pro-tools rig and traveled to The Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. For almost a month the band was literally on the top of a mountain, living in one cabin while transforming another into a temporary recording studio. The nearest civilization was nearly 45 minutes away, giving the band the chance to focus intensely on the recording. The 11 song masterpiece, is entitled A Letter To Bryson City, a homage to where the album was recorded. A Letter To Bryson City is an eclectic collection of songs, going from soft string orchestration to crushing a wall of guitar rock and back again.

As amazing as this albums sound is, Sunday Driver are also a musical enigma to watch live. Nese and Trust’s fiery bass lines and drumming, overlaid with Suarez’ hollow body guitar, and the intricate guitar work and vocals of Martinez create a sound that is as much rock as it is roll. The live shows are tight and energetic, and Sunday Driver always leaves the crowd impressed. With all the talent in this band, A Letter To Bryson City should attract a wide variety of music fans.

Sunday Driver does not want to be pigeon holed into a certain genre of music, rather they would like to be known for crafting good songs and delivering a strong live performance each, and every, time they play. Sunday driver will be doing what they do best through out 2004. Be on the look out, for this is Sunday Driver.

Discography

Third Place Prize (EP) - Doghouse Records - 2001
A Letter to Bryson City - Doghouse Records - 2003