Waking Up Is Hard to Do
Driver was formed by Paul Barnes in 1997 along with drummer Tim Kelly, Bass player 'two bellies' Nige and Guitarist David Tutcher. Driver played many gigs in the East Yorkshire area and further a field including the Newcastle Green Festival and Night and Day in Manchester. They also appeared on Student Radio and Festival FM, their seven track mini album receiving warm reviews in particular the Hull Daily Mail who called it 'very special indeed.' Paul Barnes and David Tutcher moved to London in 2000 and carried on the Driver name around the acoustic music scene.' Paul Barnes and Tim Kelly have written and performed music since they were 14. Previous bands include Noddy Biro from 94-97 who were immensely popular in their local area then Driver from 1997. Driver played many gigs out of the area including Newcastle Green Festival and Night and Day in Manchester. Tim Kelly also played in successful Bristol band Feverfew. Both returned to Hull in 2002 to set up the music label and using their experience to help promote local artists and music in the area. Waking up is hard to do was recorded over a five year period during which Driver returned to it's original line up of songwriters Paul Barnes and David Tutcher. The pair moved to London in 1999 after both finishing degrees, still writing and recording they spent their first few months sleeping of friends floors and sofas. " The first year in London was really just spent sorting things out, where to live, jobs and stuff. We were still writing but we never really had much time for gigs and we still were not confident about our acoustic set". Waking up is hard to do notes - driver studios 2001 Taken from driver-studios internet site.