Warner Drive
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Warner Drive

Los Angeles, California, United States | INDIE

Los Angeles, California, United States | INDIE
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Apr
24
Warner Drive @ Club Mardi Gras

Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

Apr
23
Warner Drive @ Atomic Cantina

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Apr
22
Warner Drive @ Hodl's Half Note

Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

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L.A. band Warner Drive parties in Sacramento - show review
January 13, 3:17 PMSacramento Rock Music Examiner Laura Winn

Warner Drive in concert.

Looks can be deceiving. Warner Drive looks like a punk band: lead singer Jonny Law dons a Bad Religion t-shirt, bassist Elvis wears Agnostic Front, guitarists Candice and Albert are disheveled and greasy and drummer Jonny U sports a T shirt from Etnies skateboards, one of the band's sponsors. ??The five 20something punks take the stage and bust into a straight-ahead cover of "Born to Be Wild." A really good cover. Then the band dedicates "Sharp Dressed Man" to Grady, an older gentleman who wore a tux to the first show Warner Drive played at Shaker's Pub.??Warner Drive sounds more like Bon Jovi and Guns n' Roses than The Buzzcocks and Guttermouth or even Green Day. Warner Drive are a self-proclaimed "party band," but they don't really care how you label them. They just want to have fun, bassist Elvis says at Friday's show.??This is the Los Angeles-based band's third show at Shaker's, in as many months. The band is making frequent stops at the Citrus Heights neighborhood bar in an attempt to build a Sacramento fan base. The girl in the Warner Drive T shirt singing along to the band's originals proves they've got at least one hardcore local fan.??Warner Drive mixes originals in between chunks of bar friendly covers. They get the locals on their side with 80s sing-alongs and then throw in an originals like "The Tin Man" and "Radio Love Song," which each show a hint of skate punk, but lean heavily on the party rock sound.??They never take themselves too seriously and even sing the ABCs to the tune of Bon Jovi's "Wanted Dead or Alive." It's hilarious and inspires one fan to crump. Yes, crump.??Warner Drive's covers are spot on and a lot of fun, but I prefer the originals, especially on the third hour. They power through three high-energy sets (with two breaks) from 10:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. That's longer than any band should play, but the crowd is still shouting for more songs as the bartender announces last call and the band plays their last note.?
- Laura Winn


WARNER DRIVE is raw talent just waiting to explode and is on its way to great success. Scratch Magazine has described them as: "Up Tempo, Melodic, Hard Rock N' Roll
With A Punk Edge And A Whole Lotta Soul!"

-Scratch Magazine
- Scratch Magazine


• "This band is at the top of LA's Top 100 Un - ~Music Connection Magazine


"An LA Times Buzz Band..." ~Los Angeles Times - Los Angeles Times


•"Warner Drive takes the stage like a battalion of marines takes a beach..." ~Rock City News - Rock City News




• "Lead Singer Jonny J. is one of the most promising singers on the local scene today, combining qualities that made charismatic frontmen such as Axl Rose and Vince Neil so popular..."

~Highwire Daze Magazine
- ~Highwire Daze Magazine


Discography

#1-FL
#2-The Shocker
#3-Fully Loaded

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WARNER DRIVE is an original rock based outfit from Hollywood, CA that features catchy riffs, a rock/punk edge, and an energetic performance. The group is carving out a name for themselves through extensive touring, and have built a loyal and growing base of fans. They bring a new sound and meaning to the term Rock N Roll by adding a twist to rock with a punk edge.

WARNER DRIVE recorded their first full-length album with legendary producer Mike Clink (Guns N Roses, Sammy Hagar, Megadeth, Motley Crue) and famed producer James Michael (Deftones, Alanis Morissette, Motley Crue, Lillix). This highly anticipated LP is currently available online at t iTUNES, Napster.com, rhapsody.com, CDBaby.com, Virgin Megastore Hollywood, Amoeba Music, warnerdrive.com, and myspace.com/warnerdrive .

WARNER DRIVE's has made 2009 a very productive year, starting out the year by headlining at The House Of Blues in Hollywood, CA, and selling out the venue to over 1,200 loyal die-hard Warner Drive fans. Following that show the band hit the road with national artists “CKY” on a Southwest tour, which exponentially expanded their already growing fan base in that region. In the months that followed, Warner Drive toured with and opened for national bands such as “Fuel” in Tempe Marketplace in Arizona for over 3,000 people in attendance, then radio sponsored shows in San Diego by 91X with Universal Recording Artists “After Midnight Project”, followed by three separate 11 state tours on their own where they nurtured their growing fan base.

WARNER DRIVE's other national gigs include include the opening slot for the platinum selling band, “The Killers,” at Paramount Pictures Studios in Hollywood, California in 2008. In the presence of nearly 6000 people, “Warner Drive” brought its original rock n’ roll stylings to the forefront making all who attended aware of this up and coming band. The band also recently took part in the Vans Warped Tour where they were highlighted by reviewers as: “a real surprise”, and: “a discovery”. One reviewer added, “Lively rock n roll that kicked your ass, made you laugh and most importantly- was a hell of a lot of fun”. Warner Drive has participated in the Morpheus Share the Music Tour which took the band to major universities within California. The band also took part in "Zippo Hot Tour" which proved to be a great opportunity.

WARNER DRIVE recently won 3 categories in the acclaimed music magazine 'All Access Magazine', sweeping the categories they were nominated for: Best Overall Album Of The Year, Best Live Performance Group/Artist, and The People's Choice Award. In a follow up issue of All Access Magazine, Warner Drive was featured on the cover with an interview and story on the band as well.

WARNER DRIVE recently won 3 categories in the acclaimed music magazine 'All Access Magazine', sweeping the categories they were nominated for: Best Overall Album Of The Year, Best Live Performance Group/Artist, and The People's Choice Award. In a follow up issue of All Access Magazine, Warner Drive was featured on the cover with an interview and story on the band as well.

WARNER DRIVE catches more than attention from fans, the group has caught the eyes of and landed a number of corporate sponsors/endorsementscas well, with Etnies Footwear, Echo Apparel, Zoo York, DVS, Splawn Amplification, and Budda Amplification, all supporting the music of Warner Drive.

WARNER DRIVE is raw talent just waiting to explode and is on its way to great success. Scratch Magazine has described them as: "Up Tempo, Melodic, Hard Rock N' Roll
With A Punk Edge And A Whole Lotta Soul!"

-Scratch Magazine