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The City Drive

The City Drive

The City Drive


Danny Smith, from Pickering, Ontario, Canada, had been writing songs, singing, and playing guitar and piano for years before heading out to LA. Lisa Loeb was featured on one of his early demos and he also recorded in Memphis at the legendary Sun Studio, home to Elvis and U2. In 2002, he moved to Los Angeles to start the greatest rock band of the new millenium. Bassist Scott Waldman was born on Long Island, New York. He picked up the guitar when he was thirteen and now plays bass. Read more on Last.fm
Danny Smith, from Pickering, Ontario, Canada, had been writing songs, singing, and playing guitar and piano for years before heading out to LA. Lisa Loeb was featured on one of his early demos and he also recorded in Memphis at the legendary Sun Studio, home to Elvis and U2. In 2002, he moved to Los Angeles to start the greatest rock band of the new millenium. Bassist Scott Waldman was born on Long Island, New York.

He picked up the guitar when he was thirteen and now plays bass. After graduating from the University of Michigan with an English degree in April 2003, Scott moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of rocking full-time. Hailing from West Covina, California, drummer Marc Precilla took his first piano lesson at age seven and after branching off to many other instruments, he discovered a partiality for hitting things as hard as he could, leading him to the drums. He has played in several rock/punk bands in order to craft his penchant for high-energy percussion and melody.

The City Drive has recorded with producer Mike Green (Yellowcard, The Matches, Over It, Rufio) as well as producer Chris Fudurich (Jimmy Eat World, Finch, Nada Surf, Rx Bandits). In March 2004, The City Drive performed on the opening night of the SXSW (South by Southwest) Festival in Austin, Texas, alongside such bands as The Killers, Franz Ferdinand, NOFX and Alkaline Trio. In June, they joined the Nokia Core Tour. In December 2004, The City Drive signed a record deal with We The People/Sony Records. They recorded their debut, full-length in the summer of 2005 with Fudurich which features backing vocals by Rachel Haden of the now-defunct band That Dog (she also sang on Jimmy Eat World's "Bleed American" and has worked with Weezer and Beck).

The album is set for release in Spring 2006. In May 2007, Scott Waldman quit the band. In January 2009 the band has appeared to have broken up. Danny is now solo and any mention of the band is pretty much wiped out. No official word came, it just happened.

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