Drive is the band for all occasions where entertainment is paramount, and you need the enjoyment of singing and dancing to be a must at your special event.Â
Aaron Nicol has been slapping the bass for more than 25 years, and enjoyed many fantastic moments thanks to his curiosity in the instrument along with a desire to fill people with a joyous musical experience. Heâ€™s been a regular member of numerous live bands such as â€˜I and Iâ€™, â€˜Lincoln Driveâ€™, â€˜True Storyâ€™, and â€˜No Secretsâ€™. And on special occasions Aaron has been requested to complete the line-up for â€˜Desendantzâ€™, â€˜Kharamelloâ€™, â€˜Nightwatchâ€™ and â€˜Headrushâ€™ due to his fantastic ability to play any genre of music that has been required. â€œIt's very rare you get to do something you
love with people who also love it, and with â€˜Driveâ€™ you get 3 guys who love to play great music and make people happy to leave them with great memoriesâ€
Michael Whiting is a mad, married, music lover which is the perfect mix to being the drummer of â€˜Driveâ€™. Mike has been â€˜slamming the skins, and singing timeless anthems for over 20 years, and has teamed up with the 3 piece band because he â€˜still gets a buzz from playing great music that makes people dance and feel goodâ€™. â€œIâ€™m looking forward to working with 2 lads who bring a lot of professionalism to the stage, and being in a â€˜jobâ€™ where you can have a bunch of fun and yet get paid for it. And nothing beats the approval you get from happy music lovers!â€
Jarrett McGregor is the singer and guitarist in â€˜Driveâ€™ who has been entertaining since his teens. Armed with his versatile tenor voice and trusty â€™57 Fender Stratocaster, he plays the songs that you want to hear and he especially enjoys it when you sing and dance along. â€œI play music because I love seeing the joy in people, whether itâ€™s a special occasion or on a Friday night at a local bar after a tough week at work. I strive to create an environment where everyone has a fantastic evening.â€ Coming from doing solo, duo and all other manners of band work, Jarrett has the skills to make your night a memory to cherish.
Thank you for taking the time to read this profile, and we hope you will choose â€˜Driveâ€™ for your special event.
We recently booked the band 'Drive' for our wedding at Lake Ohau. I'd have to give these guys an A+ for there professionalism and more importantly the entertainment factor they bought to our wedding day/night. I think nearly everyone at some point the next day asked about the band and commented just how awesome they were. The wedding was the highlight of the day but but these guys made everyone's night. The fact they really looked like they were enjoying themselves up on stage was a huge part of it, they sounded great and they just kept playing and playing even though they had to travel back to ChCh 4 hrs) that night/morning. Something I didn't realise until the morning. Them setting up was seamless and hassle free. The dance floor the full all night. On top of all that, they learnt the song we had chosen for the first dance and nailed it! Couldn't have wished for anything more. Well done Drive! Justin & Angela