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Dryve was an alternative/roots/pop/rock band from San Diego, California. The band’s unusual instrumentation - including a Hammond organ, accordions, and a harmonica - gave them a unique sound. Despite their brief national life Dryve produced what the Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music calls “stellar examples of Christian rock at its best.”

The band was formed in 1993 when two folk duos merged to create one group. The first consisted of Paul Donovan (guitar, vocals) and Cory Verner, (guitar, vocals) childhood friends who had played together since about 1990, and the second of Keith Andrew (drums) and Steve Pratschner (guitar). With the addition of David (keyboard, sax, organ) and Michael Pratschner (upright and regular bass guitar), both brothers of Steve Pratschner, the band’s lineup was complete. By the fall of that year that had recorded their first demo, dubbed South. In November 1994 they released their independently produced debut, Hum. The release lead to some local recognition: The first track, “Happy Song”, won the 1994 San Diego Songwriters’ Guild contest, and the album was nominated in the “Best Rock Album” category at the 1995 San Diego Music Awards.

Dryve became well known locally, and between 1995 and 1996 Dryve played 90 shows in the San Diego area.


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  • jgcolosprings

    Great band! Dryve was their best.

    15 Jun 2012 Reply
  • livingsacrifice

    Extremely underrated band

    18 Jan 2010 Reply
  • maudineormsby

    Mmm, glad to be a top listener for you guys. Just re-ordered a copy of "Thrifty..." so I could pretend to be a kid again.

    2 Jun 2009 Reply
  • jroliver

    Just wanted to say hi. Just got through listening to one of your songs...I'm amazed at how they really stand the test of time.

    29 Apr 2009 Reply
  • johnt54

    Yes they were! They are one of my all time favs.

    18 Apr 2009 Reply
  • Rtaylor32

    These guys were great, to bad they weren't more successful.

    3 Jul 2008 Reply
  • icanhaveablast

    Just got Hum.

    10 Feb 2008 Reply

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