The Drive is a three piece independent acoustic rock band founded in the winter of 2000 near the geographical center of Michigan's Lower Peninsula in Grand Rapids. It's intentions strive to mold a diversely appealing new acoustic sound, along with an equally appealing live performance. Metaphorically seen as a melting pot of genres, members of The Drive are diversely inspired, educated, and experienced in the music styles of punk, metal, folk, rock, and funk. Lyrically, The Drive speaks to it's audience from psychological sub-settings of day-to-day instances that border between trite and powerful - ideals aimed at understanding what can be found in the lives of most young adults. Members of The Drive are divided between Manistee, MI (Bryan Southerton - Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vocals, Primary Music Writer 'Music Industry Management Major @ FSU', Brad Southerton - Drums, Back-Up Vocals, Secondary Music Writer, Secondary Lyricist 'Music Industry Management Major @ FSU'), and Midland, MI (Randy Ray - Bass, Back-Up Vocals 'Music Industry Management Major @ FSU'). Other team members crucial to The Drive's evolving success are located in Lubbock, TX (Mario Casa de Calvo - Primary Lyricist 'Doctoral Student of Psychology @ TTU') and Marquette, MI (Michael Southerton - Website Design & Management, Graphic Design, Photography, Tertiary Music Writer 'Electronic Imaging Major at NMU'). The Drive performs, writes, records, and promotes all original music on a regular basis.