THE DRAMA CLUB is:
Nick Coyle: Vocals, Guitar, Synth, Programming
Chris Bishop: Guitar, Vocals
Mike Morgan: Bass
Peshi: Guitars & vocals
Christopher Bones: Drums, Samples, Percussion
"The Drama Club are refreshing, energizing and provide a breath of fresh air!"
(Alex Lifeson, RUSH)
The band idea and initial concept began in circa 2004 when lead singer and songwriter Nick Coyle, formerly of the rock band Lifer (Universal Music), moved back to Pennsylvania after singing for the Chicago-based rock outfit Widescreen with Geno Lenardo and Steve Gillis (formerly of Filter). After working on songs for a few months, the band was introduced to producer Bill Appleberry (The Wallflowers, The Used, Stone Temple Pilots, Adema) by management who expressed interested in working on their songs and recording them. The band and Appleberry recorded five songs which the band later self-released in 2005 on an EP called Greatest Hits to get the music out and tour regionally to build a fan base. These five songs were recorded in just four days at Soundmine Studios, in E. Stroadsburg, PA and mixed in Los Angeles.
In 2007 another producer, Rob Caggiano, came out to Pennsylvania to see and hear the band play one of their live shows. Finding quite a bit of interest in the band, Caggiano called Jay Baumgardner to help the band mix another EP called The Drama Club. This 2008 self-titled EP also includes guest vocalist Ben Burnley of Breaking Benjamin who is a childhood friend of Coyle's and was released and distributed nationally by EMI Music. The Drama Club's song "Everybody Wants Some" was chosen by ESPN and is featured in their "NFL Plays of December", NFL Live and ESPN News shows.
In 2009, to support this EP the band completed two national tours supporting Cold and Semi-Precious Weapons; they have also done many regional dates with Papa Roach, Breaking Benjamin, Chevelle, Saving Abel, Candlebox, Fuel, Hoobastank, and Velvet Revolver.
Feeling, Passion, Commotion, Intoxication, Spectacle - Welcome to The Drama Club!