RADIO DRIVE – American band
Emerging from the capital of St.Paul in Minnesota, Kevin Gullickson launched a solo career after appearing in various bands and kept one of the names, that of Radio Drive. He has travelled through Europe to fine tune the music style which is positive, uplifting and motivational. Rock how it should be. The band have been described as Pop and Indie, but I’m not sure a label can be put there as there is such a variety in the music. Everyone can find something different that means something to them.
Currently Kevin’s band consists of himself, Patrick Spott, Wesley Henderson and Joe Maffei. Radio pay has been steadily building and with social media the band are becoming bigger. Kevin’s song “One Life To Give” from the debut album “Dream the Impossible” represented the humanitarian effort Sudan Hope in 2009. As a performer h has played numerous club gigs in the “Twin Cities” of St.Paul and Minneapolis and played at renowned First Avenue.
“This Is Our Time” was released as album number four in 2012, which contained the aforementioned “Never”. There is another similar track in the Roy Orbison vein with “I Believe In You” which is a really lovely ballad. There are influences all over this album from Foreigner (“Hardwired”), Supertramp (“Two Simple Words”) and again Crowded House (“Borders”). The title track is an 80s Electronic Rock track while “Money You Don’t Own Me” and “Light” remind me of Classic Rock and early 70s psychedelia respectively. Its easy to see why you can’t pin a genre on these guys, they have a unique blend of everything that appeals to all tastes.
Radio Drive have just released their compilation album, “Restored” in 2015 and a single, the re-worked previously mentioned “Humanity”. A single, the brilliant Midge Ure/Ultravox sounding “A Taste Of Heaven” was released on a “A Taste Of Heaven” E.P. released in 2014. This also contained remixes of previous tracks “Borders” and “Footsteps”. Kevin is holding off playing clubs for a while as he prefers to stay out of the harsh Minnesota cold winter writing and recording, a sort of “hibernation” he says. Still with Artista Group he is listening to offers from labels and production groups hopefully to bring more music to Radio Drive fans and beyond!
Check out some of these tracks from this great band Radio Drive –
“One Tin Man”, “The Winning Edge”, “One Life To Give”, “Man Inside Of Me”, “Break Of Day”.
(From “Dream The Impossible”).
“Heart Of Kings”, “Life Today”, “Give It Away”, “When Hearts Grow Cold”, “My Song”).
(From “Life Today”).
“Footsteps”, “Run”, “Drowning In Your Love”, “Northern Heights”, “Created”.
(From “I Can See The World From Here”).
“Hardwired”, “Money You Don’t Own Me”, “Light”, “Never”, “Two Simple Words”.
(From “This Is Our Time”).