THE DRIVER ERA

 

Brothers Ross and Rocky Lynch have always had a passionate hand and talent for music. After having a steady career with the group R5, the brothers broke away to form their own band in 2018. Thus, The Driver Era was born.

The brothers have a tasteful philosophy towards their music creation. Focusing their efforts on embracing their experiences and feelings as they come, they seamlessly transform those aspects into beauty through the song. Since their 2019 debut “Preacher Man”, they have been an instant hit, working their way to becoming a household name. In fact, the brothers’ music has likely already played through your house whenever you put on the hit Disney show Austin & Ally for the kids. Not only did Ross and Rocky write the music for that show, Ross actually starred in it.

The brothers’ latest album, Girlfriend, was written and produced by Ross and Rocky in their home studio. The newest release encapsulates their recent lives, showcasing songs dating back to 2016 up to the release in 2021. Rather than dictating the album with an overarching theme, Ross and Rocky’s process revolves around having fun. The brothers pull musical inspiration from all sorts of directions, including the likes of Prince and Bruce Springsteen as well as hip-hop producers Pharrell and will.i.am.

Rocky says, the musical creation process is to “go into the studio and have fun making whatever sounds good in that moment.” His brother Ross adds that he “tries not to judge the process and let it happen,” and that “you can’t be judging the thing you’re creating. You have to let it take over you and let it flow.”

 

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The Driver Era process can be heard, felt, and seen any time they take the stage. Search for any of their live shows on YouTube and it’s readily apparent that they don’t play music, the music plays them!

Although The Driver Era was scheduled for a tour to begin in April 2020, the pesky global pandemic put those plans to a halt. Many bands and artists during the period felt pressured to use the lockdown as a forced production period, but The Driver Era took a different approach. Ross and Rocky put the band on pause, using the stillness as a reset. When they returned from their break, the brothers found themselves reinvigorated with passion for their music creation. This is what ultimately led to the making of Girlfriend. Ross described the feeling as being able to rediscover his passion for music and love for creating.

A telling signal that they discovered a next-level passion for the creation process is their upcoming album Summer Mixtape, set to release on September 15th. Having already proven their ability to songwrite, The Driver Era upped the ante for themselves by fully creating and producing their own album from the ground up. Throughout their young careers, the brothers describe this feat as everything they have been working towards and can’t wait to share it with the world.

The Driver Era has proven to have a firm foothold in the music industry with over 115 million streams and over 20 million followers on social media platforms. They were also featured on People Magazine’s “Emerging Artists” list and have sold out shows worldwide in just about every continent.

The Driver Era’s unique blend of spontaneity and passion in their creation process bleeds into an amazing live show, one you surely won’t want to miss at the upcoming Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival in San Diego.

Learn more about The Driver Era at www.thedriverera.com and then buy your tickets to see them live at www.wonderfrontfestival.com.

 

 

 

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About WONDERFRONT Music & Arts Festival
The return of the 7+ stage, 80+ band, 3-day music, culinary and arts festival descending upon the stunning waterfront of downtown San Diego – “where the city meets the sea.” The festival will feature stages and activations spread across the various parks and piers along the Port of San Diego, from the Embarcadero Park up to Broadway Pier.

About Wonderlust Events, LLC
Based in San Diego, Wonderlust Events llc is an innovative events and entertainment company focused on conceiving, creating, and executing impactful, music-based live experiences delivered across multiple mediums (theatrical, traditional, and streaming broadcast). Its founders, Paul Thornton and Ernie Hahn, each have over 25 years of experience in large-scale event promotions, production and creative development.

Media Contacts:
Esther Shepherd
esther@tagpresents.com
208 761-7729

Kira Finkenberg
kira@thekiraco.com
619 204-7342

WONDERFRONT Festival
Friday-Sunday, November 18-20, 2022
WONDERLUST EVENTS, LLC
550 West B Street, 4 th Floor
San Diego CA 92101
Ph: 619.340.1070

For tickets, more information and to sign-up for the WonderLIST:
https://wonderfrontfestival.com

 

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