Biography

Drive, She Said is the partnership of Mark Mangold and Al Fritsch. Originally signed to
Columbia Records, the group recorded it’s first record which spawned the singles “If This Is Love” and “Love Has No Pride” (written with Aldo Nova).

The Duo, with their band, toured extensively in europe and went on to record two more CD’s for the European Label Music For Nations. Another European Label, Frontiers released the “Best Of” CD “Road To Paradise” and “Real Life” album.


Mangold- from Florida via the fertile entertainment breeding ground of New York’s Long Island—began his career as a pianist/organist with a series of rock bands, including Valhalla, a symphonic rock band that recorded for United Artists. He then did three Columbia albums with keyboard trio American Tears (showcasing his dynamic singing), which evolved into Touch, whose Atlantic Records debut had success at home and especially in Europe and Japan. In the middle I worked with Michael Bolton for quite awhile, and worked on his first two records,” Mark says. “I toured with him in his early stages, as a keyboard player—I was actually in his first video, for a song called “Fool’s Game” (written by Mark and Michael), playing keyboards.” Bolton’s first two albums count no fewer than five Bolton-Mangold compositions. He also worked as a co-writer and co-producer with hitmaker Benny Mardones and as a staff songwriter for CBS Songs and Columbia Picture’s publishing division. He is not one of those writers who has been content to let the others have the hits with his songs.

Notably, all instruments besides drums and keys are played by the amazingly multi-talented Al, who scathes on guitar, bass and keys, too boot, besides being an award-winning singer.

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