5 Questions With Amber’s Drive

Amber's Drive

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Amber’s Drive

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Amber’s Drive is a high-energy Nashville trio blending Pop, R&B, Country, and Blues to create their own unique Americana style. Denny, Daniel, & Jim team up as three lead vocalists who combine great songwriting and soaring harmonies with an acoustic backdrop. They have played over 230 shows since forming in September 2013, and signed a management deal with Merovee Records in Red Bank, New Jersey. You can see them perform at Puckett’s Gro & Restaurant Friday, April 8th at 8:30pm.


Tell me about the Band’s name Amber’s Drive?
When we first came together and formed the group we would meet to collaborate, rehearse, and hangout at Denny’s place. We thought what better name then the very street where all the creative mojo originated from. We took North Amber Drive, dropped north and added the apostrophe (to make it mysterious and personal).


Who are your music influences? Past and present
Our musical influences are wide and far between yet we bridge the gap to create a unique style. Denny’s influences past&Present: Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, Tom Petty, REM, Violent Femmes, Motown, Muscle Shoals, Marvin Gaye, Kiss, The Beatles,  and the Cure.  Daniel’s influences Past: Al Green, Otis Redding, James Brown, Bill Withers, Hall & Oates, Kenny Loggins, Prince, and Michael Jackson. Present: Imagine Dragons, One Republic, James Morrison, Chris Stapleton, Phillip Phillips, and Jarles Bernhoft.  Jim’s influences Past: Eagles, Garth Brooks, Michael Bolton, and Boyz || Men.  Present: Jimmy Wayne and Rascal Flatts.


What is your creative process?
We all write songs individually and collectively but the goal is creating quality songs.  And just like anything you do, the more you do it, the better you get at it.  It most always starts with one of us bringing a musical hook and/or a lyric idea that we believe is relevant and current.  We try to keep the chord progressions simple and the lyric conversational.  We are flexible and open to each others ideas which gives not only all sides and views to be heard, but allow each song to form naturally with all of our distinct styles. There is a formula that we tend to follow that gives the song emotion, dynamic and interest.  After we feel a song is finished we always find ways to perfect it as we rehearse and perform it.  Its hard to explain that process cause, for the lack of better words, it’s a bit magical.  A lot of our creative ideas just come to us on a whim. 


What do you guys do in your spare time?
Our spare time is spent with our friends and families. 


Where can we listen and purchase your music?
You can listen or purchase our music from our Webpage: www.ambersdrive.com ,  iTunes: http://smarturl.it/ADPicture and http://smarturl.it/ADJump, or  Bandcamp: http://ambersdrive.bandcamp.com/ .

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  1. Thank you so much the positive article Michael. We hope to see more of you folks at our shows. Also, we are in the running to play at The Pilgrimage Festival so if you feel we deserve it, please vote for Amber’s Drive at pilgrimagefestival.com.
    Thank you so much.
    Denny Rudolph

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