Hailing from North America, this hard rock quintet released its first self titled CD in early 2005. It received critical acclaim as well as airplay in the US, Australia, and Europe for having strong classic rock roots with a modern edge sound all its own. The group’s main writers, Phil Naro (Talas, Peter Criss & 24K) and Don Mancuso (The Lou Gramm Band, Black Sheep, Cheater, and Celtic Fire), decided to team up for Mancuso’s second solo album “DDRIVE” and recruited the production expertise of Steve Major to round out the direction and production. Lou Gramm also appeared on this CD doing 3 lead vocals and backgrounds as well as co-writing 1 song with Don. The DDRIVE CD did so well that it was decided to put together the forthcoming release from DDRIVE titled “Straight Up The Middle”. Built on the strengths of the first CD, “Straight Up The Middle” is a more focused and mature effort and is right in line with great grooves, emotion and the good and bad realities of the world today.
The band playing in support of the new release is Phil Naro (Vocals/Guitar), Don Mancuso (Guitar/Vocals), Andy Knoll (Keyboards/Guitars/Sequencing & Samples/ Vocals), Bobbie Bond (Drums) & John Taylor (Bass/Vocals).
Other musicians who appear on the CD are Joe Lana (Drums), Richard Gramm (Bass/Guitar), Lou Gramm (Backing Vocals) AD Zimmer & Dave Quick (Bass) and Steve Major (Guitar).