GRAMMY AWARD WINNER PAUL BUCKMASTER (GUNS & ROSES, KATY PERRY, TAYLOR SWIFT, ROLLING STONES, ELTON JOHN) SAYS…. 

“Michael Drive is a skilled and talented singer/songwriter, who crafts powerful and inspired songs. He is also an experienced and competent instrumentalist and producer; in the studio as when actually writing the material. Very well produced and a very interesting sound. In his lyrics, Michael is Driven by a desire for truth, and his music reflects that.”

PLATINUM RECORDING ARTIST CHI COLTRANE SAYS… 

“Usually in the case of a rock band, if you take away the band and just leave the singer with the guitar, it’s not very impressive; but in Drive’s case, it’s completely different. I have seen him Live in concert as a solo act: and without the band, he shines, like a multi-faceted diamond. His voice is unique… his musicianship, and his songwriting are excellent.”

Michael Drive

MICHAEL DRIVE

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Michael Drive recorded most of these songs in France and Germany, and this self-titled album is as Grammy Award Winner Paul Buckmaster says; “Powerful and Inspiring”. This album is full of penetrating grooves and rhythms, capturing melodies, and a sheer, raw, biting punch of great musicianship! 13 dynamic songs, from the emotionally intense gradual build-up of the studio track: “Power”, to the ‘in-your-face’, raw and dirty live tracks; “One Direction Left… From Hell” and “The Unsuspecting”. Simply raw energy can be felt in these live tracks, and as Buckmaster also quotes; “very well produced studio tracks”, further stating; “driven by a desire for truth in his lyrics”, this is a gem of an album from Michael Drive.

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The Acoustic Collection

MICHAEL DRIVE

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Those who have heard Michael Drive do acoustic solos in the middle of his band shows, or any of his “evenings of acoustic bliss” know what I’m talking about! Unplugged excellence and raw talent. 13 songs; this is a very intimate, up close and personal collection of songs representing the ‘musician’ in his pure form, with excellent production. Containing his talked about and highly requested version of U2’s “One”, the melodic but VERY quick-at-the-wrist “One Last Kiss”, as well as other new and moving songs to discover like; “The Right To Bleed”, and aggressive acoustic tracks, “Cheeseburger”, and “Just Blow.” In seeing the importance of this album, this one quote says it all: Sony Music Gold Producer and Recording Star Chi Coltrane says; "Usually in the case of a rock band, if you take away the band and just leave the singer with the guitar, it's not very impressive; but in Michael Drive's case, it's completely different. If you were to take away the band, you would see that he shines like a multi-faceted diamond. His voice is unique... his musicianship, and his songwriting are excellent." Grammy Award Winner Paul Buckmaster, says; “Michael Drive is a skilled and talented singer/songwriter, who crafts powerful and inspired songs… In his lyrics, Michael is Driven by a desire for truth, and his music reflects that.” Intimate, smooth, raw and aggressive; The Acoustic Collection.

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VIDEO DOWNLOAD - Michael Drive  - The Fastdrive Show -  Live In Paris
  • VIDEO DOWNLOAD - Michael Drive  - The Fastdrive Show -  Live In Paris
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EXPLOSIVE! Michael's group was invited to perform a concert for Live television, filmed in Paris, France and broadcast throughout Europe from Portugal to Russia. The result was a raw and energetic film of songs from a dynamic and intense show! This was a kick-off to a 33 date tour in Europe, and this concert was liked so much, that the French capital television station decided to re-broadcast it everyday for one month! Beginning with the anthematic “Show Them What You’re Made Of,” to the distinctly original “My Name Is Bob Francis, I’m A Truck Driver,” to other powerful songs like the Barren Cross remake of "The Unsuspecting," this is a shining performance, and definitely one show NOT to be missed! This film contains 6 songs.

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DVD - EXPLOSIVE! Michael's group was invited to perform a concert for Live television, filmed in Paris, France and broadcast throughout Europe from Portugal to Russia. The result was a raw and energetic film of songs from a dynamic and intense show! This was a kick-off to a 33 date tour in Europe, and this concert was liked so much, that the French capital television station decided to re-broadcast it everyday for one month! Beginning with the anthematic “Show Them What You’re Made Of,” to the distinctly original “My Name Is Bob Francis, I’m A Truck Driver,” to other powerful songs like the Barren Cross remake of "The Unsuspecting," this is a shining performance, and definitely one show NOT to be missed! This film contains 6 songs.

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Studio 'A' The Acoustic Session

MICHAEL DRIVE

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Studio 'A' The Acoustic Session was Michael's very first solo album, recorded high in the hills of Northern California in 1993. Intimate, and very personal. Contains "Time For Love" a track that Barren Cross would record on their "Rattle Your Cage" album.

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Michael Drive was born to French speaking parents in Los Angeles, California, and at the age of 16, picked up a guitar and began learning.  His first song was written 3 months later, and it would be the beginning of many to come.  While still living at home, Barren Cross was formed in 1983, and they recorded albums and toured until 1995.  They never officially broke up, but Michael began to experiment with music and also performed on other albums.    In 2000, Michael moved to Europe where he bought a motorhome, transformed it into a recording studio, and began touring throughout France and Germany, where he recorded his new music with musicians that he crossed on the road.  He also performed concerts wherever he was at the time; setting up 3 guitars on stage and doing his 2 to 3 hour "Evenings of Acoustic Bliss".  In 2003, Michael's recently formed group of French rock musicians was invited to perform a concert for Live television, filmed in Paris, France and broadcast throughout Europe from Portugal to Russia. The result was “The Fastdrive Show – Live in Paris;” a raw and energetic film of songs from a dynamic and intense show!  This was a kick-off to a 33 date tour in Europe, and this concert was liked so much, that the French capital television station decided to re-broadcast it every day for one month!  

During the next several years, Michael would release more albums, and in 2008 would start working and touring with Chi Coltrane.  

Fast forward to 2019, Gale Force was formed, which included DIO guitarist Tracy G in the line-up to record one album, collaborated with Michael Drive; “Subhuman.”  

Then…  the band “HUMAN CODE” was formed!  Featuring Michael as lead singer, guitarist George Ochoa, drummer Terry "The Animal" Russell, and bassist Todd Libby.   In Michael Drive’s own words:  “I am more excited about HUMAN CODE and this album, than any other album at any other time in my career.  My heart is deeply into this, and my emotions are more intertwined with these songs than ever.  I have taken more time and care with my work as a composer, as I also have with the recording of my lead vocals, than ever before.  This is definitely my favorite work that I’ve ever done, and I believe also my best work so far.”