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Mize and the Drive / Bio

Mize and the Drive is a seven piece rock ensemble with saxophone from Murfreesboro, TN. In the Fall of 2009, lead vocalist Lee Ramsey began sharing his songwriting and lyrical abilities with longtime friends Ben Wencil (rhythm guitar), Cody Malak (lead guitar), and Dan Jarnagin (drums) in hopes of exploring his music further and creating a BIG sound. Further development of the songs and with the additions of Alex Stevenson (saxophone) and Les Greer (bass 2011-2012), the band was able to release their debut album "Irene" during the onset of 2012. Changes have been seen in the band's lineup over the years - most notably in 2013, with the departure of Les, the addition of Nathan Deese on bass, and the return of Tom Seymour (founding bass player) on keys. Drawing on a wide range of influences, including soul, folk, jazz, funk, and roots rock, Mize's songwriting has been described as "universal tribulations without youthful, desperate angst -Murfreesboro Pulse," and the sound "refreshingly unique -Middle Tennessee Music." With an extreme focus on performance, the band comes to life in the live environment. Mize approaches a live set as one giant composition and aims to segue, transition, and improvise through their original catalog while still working in clever covers and new arrangements. Mize and the Drive is currently booking shows throughout the Middle Tennessee area with their sights on expanding further in the Southeastern US.

General Info

Band Members
Lee (lead vocals, guitar), Dan (drums), Ben (guitar, vocals), Cody (lead guitar, vocals), Alex (saxophone), Nathan (bass), Tom (keys, vocals)
Artist Name
Mize and the Drive
Home Page
Active Since
Rock / Soul / Indie

Contact Info

Murfreesboro, TN

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