Sound Drive is a NYC based Alternative Rock band formed with 5 professional studio musicians who have played with major performers like Lenny kravitz .
Our music is infectious melodic tunes that you will want to listen again & again.
Recently won front placement to audition for America's Got Talent in NYC!!
Sound Drive also played to over 30,000 people in the 2012 Bayfest Festival this past May.
SD was also slected to perform at the ING 2012 NYC marathon which aired on ABC with highlights on ESPN televised nationally.
SOUND DRIvE will be recording a live acoutic performance on the NBC television show the "Jimmy Lloyd Singer Songwriter Showcase" April 2013
The band recently won first prize in the PAVI TALENT CONTEST beating out over 1700 entries receiving $2,500 in recording time.
The Aquarian Magazine will be featuring SOUND DRIvE with a cut on their compliation cd 2013.
Sound Drive was also iinvited to play Toronto's HARD ROCK CAFE iShowcase tour.
Co-founders Eddy Btesh & Vico Sabbagh met in the mid 90’s when playing in different bands in the New York area. Eddy was in the alternative rock scene while Vico was in the rock/blues scene. Even though they had their own separate styles, they both had the same core music values and influences such as The Beatles,Queen, Foo Fighters & others.
After a 6 year hiatus, that they came together once again. In Eddy’s home studio, they recorded “Drive” & “All Around the World”. From there, they continued to write material together and eventually recorded their 1st full album of original material. and a remake of The Beatles Revolution
SOUND DRIvE will be releasing their 2nd CD with 12 original songs March 2013. The hit songs " SMiLE" & " I Want You" are featured and available on iTune.
Adding duo of Carlos Marin (bass) & Dan Pugach (drums) to create a very unique backbone for the group. They started playing the local New York City clubs like Crash Mansion, Sullivan Hall, Webster Hall etc.. with their new material to positive reviews.
In mid 2010, they debuted their first album called “Today is Tomorrow” with their song “Hello” as their lead single and debut Video with over 40,000 views on youtube.com .
Sound Drive had developed their own signature sound that encompasses groups their personalities, talent, style and influences. ‘Know your audience’ is the statement they must live by because they grab a massive audience with music like this right from the start. Listen to the arrangements of these songs – the intro’s – the harmonies are OUTSTANDING - OUTSTANDING (yes, it needed to be stated twice). It’s that British seasoning on an American recipe creating tasteful treats for all.