Drew is a lifelong guitarist raised on classic and progressive rock mainly, with some folk, country and big band mixed in thanks in part to his parents’ eclectic record collection. Originally from New Jersey Drew has performed in various bands and musical situations since his early 20s, eventually forming a long lasting duo with a friend who played keyboard and saxophone. During that time he released his first collection of original music called No More Waiting, a mix of crossover style country-rock-pop, blues and 90s style rock.
More recently Drew was lead guitarist for the Philadelphia area band Sin Brothers , and now resides in Western New York where he periodically performs solo acoustic and is collecting lyrical and musical ideas for a future recording project.
Drew’s music has been heard on radio and podcasts over the years, and in the 90s won a listener choice award through the unfortunately now relatively defunct online music magazine Kweevac,
No More Waiting was followed by three more projects: a more contemporary easy-listening rock album It’s All Timing, and two instrumental and experimental projects known as Timeless Tales of Yesternever Volumes 1 and 2. All of Drew’s music is available as either CD or digital download from iTunes, Amazon and CDBaby, as well as other online music outlets. You can also stream it on Spotify.
Musical influences and inspirations run the gamut from legendary bands and artists like Rush, Pink Floyd, Steely Dan, Genesis, Peter Gabriel, Dire Straits, Tom Petty, Bob Seger, Frank Zappa; and guitarists like Steve Howe, Alex Lifeson, Mark Knopfler, David Gilmore, Eddie Van Halen, Elliot Easton, Joe Walsh, Vito Bratta and many others.