That's How It Goes
Driving South: A Brief History Founding members, Simon Gunter and Vibhash Chakraborty, met in 1996 while attending the University of Wollongong, and have remained friends ever since. The two played in a band together for several years and wrote and recorded original music. At the conclusion of university, both moved to Sydney. Still passionate about pursuing a music career, an ad was placed in local street press for a drummer. None were to their liking until David Igra turned up. After two rehearsals it was clear that he was the man for the job and was offered the position. Work began on 'That's How it Goes' in August 2007 and was completed and released January 2008. The album has been well received by fans and has already generated sales, street press and some amazing testimonials. The first three tracks from the album, Mia's Song, Rosie and That's How it Goes, have done particularly well. Visit the official website for more information. Driving South had managed to combine three distinct cultural influences and styles to create a new, international sound, which has one been described as an "Aussie band with a twist." While their music has been described as "... a combination of modern and 70's rock..." Aspects of their work have been likened to rock legends, The Who, The Black Crowes, and even Led Zeppelin, but with a modern edge. Driving South is currently unsigned. Driving South: The Band Dave Igra - Drums/vocals Born: Sydney, Australia Lives: Sydney, Australia Influences: Steve Smith, John Bonham, Stuart Copeland, Led Zeppelin, Pearl Jam, The Black Crowes... Uses: Drum Workshop and Ludwig drums, Ziljian cymbals and Shure microphones. Vib Chakraborty - Lead/rhythm guitar Born: Calcutta, India Lives: Sydney, Australia. Influences: Dream Theatre, The Police, The Black Crowes, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Pearl Jam, Rage Against the Machine, Metallica, Judas Priest, ... Uses: Gibson Les Paul Standard, Gibson SG, Art & Luthiery dreadnaught, Yamaha classical and Randall amps. Simon Gunter - Rhythm guitar/backing vocals Born: Galt, Ontario Canada Lives: Sydney, Australia. Influences: Jane's Addiction, The Black Crowes, The Tragically Hip, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Police, Colin Hay, The Stereophonics, Tears For Fears, AC/DC, Pink Floyd... Uses: Fender Stratocaster, Godin XT-st, Gibson Les Paul Standard, Seagull dreadnaught, Yamaha classical and Orange amps.