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DDrive began rocking the Northeast in 2004 when guitarist Don Mancuso (The Lou Gramm Band, Black Sheep, Cheater, and Celtic Fire) put together his second solo recording effort after finishing tracks for singer Phil Naro’s (Talas, Peter Criss & 24K) “Glass Mountain” project. Mancuso and Naro joined forces to write the first self-titled DDrive album. Singer Lou Gramm (The Lou Gramm Band, Foreigner, Black Sheep) heard the demos for the D Drive CD, asked if he could come in as guest vocalist/co-writer, and they obliged! Canadian producer Steve Major rounded out the direction and production.

Released in 2005, the first DDrive CD received critical acclaim and airplay in the US, Australia, and Europe. The band’s signature sound blends strong classic rock roots with a modern edge sound all its own. The first DDrive CD did so well that Mancuso and Naro decided to put together the band’s second release in 2007 entitled “Straight Up The Middle.” The new album has received accolades from a rapidly growing legion of D Drive fans, and is in its second pressing. D Drive released a video in summer ‘08,

3D is the long awaited follow up to “Straight Up The Middle” (2007) and promises to be an album that will be enjoyed fans for generations to come. 3D has great significance as well, not only as our 3rd release but the CD housed in a special edition 3D cover with 3D Glasses and 11 new rocking tracks and featuring some special guests like Long time friend Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, Talas, David Lee Roth). on the first single Dig Down

Edited by MelodicRR on 9 Dec 2010, 01:51

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