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Thu 6 Feb 2014, 8:00pm

Where: Kings Arms, 59 France St, Newton, Auckland

Restrictions: R18

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Jesse Wilde & The Drive, a five-piece Auckland based band delivers catchy, southern-tinged rock with great passion and stadium confidence.
Lead singer Jesse Wilde was formerly the front man for folk-rockers Acoustic Attitude, a prominent ‘90s band regularly packing the house at the legendary Auckland venue, The Gluepot.
His growing popularity continued with his next band Fiesta Drive which sounded “like the love-child of Steve Earle and Jimmy Barnes”, said NZ Musician Magazine. During his rock pilgrimage of the UK and USA, Wilde sought out and met all of his major music mentors including Bob Seger, John ‘Cougar’ Mellencamp, and Steve Earle – so it’s no coincidence that their influence oozes through his original songs and the hand-picked musicians that make up The Drive.
Mario Demiraj
Having been in and out of various bands for the majority of the last decade, Mario started his solo project at the beginning of 2012. Combining elements of Indie with his love of big sounds and pop melodies, his songs reflect his experience and his passion for life. His journey continues as he prepares to head to Melbourne to really pursue his love for music.
Danny McCrum
Danny McCrum is a highly respected guitarist, singer and songwriter with extensive experience on stage, in the studio and running the business behind the music. He has worked with and supported many music greats including Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, John Mayer, Tommy Emmanuel, Jimmy Barnes, Simple Minds, Bryan Ferry, Joan Armatrading and more. Danny also plays guitar for The Buskers, Lizzie Marvelly, The Stereos, Magnolia Memoir (LA) and runs Auckland Guitar Lessons and Paper Plane Productions Ltd.

Frisbie is the latest incarnation of vocalist and songwriter Leanne Frisbie, who formerly headed up the band Shrinking Violet from 2006 -2009.
Shrinking Violet achieved successes with radio play on Kiwi FM and The Rock radio station, with the singles Secret, Small Town World and Go Go Go. Go Go Go also featured on an episode of the iconic kiwi series Outrageous Fortune as well as being used for a Formula One promotional
trailer on Sky Sports.Summer 2013, Leanne has formed the band Frisbie with some major talent in the form of guitarist Ben Jurisich, drummer Ryan McCarroll and bassist Cam McArthur. The band are looking forward to rocking live gigs during 2014, releasing their new single One Man's Trash along with the video, and getting into the recording studio.

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