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Drew Vics

Once called a "cameleon" by a friend because of his knack for vocally mimicking the artists he covers during live shows, Drew is a lifelong guitarist, vocalist and songwriter raised on hard rock, heavy metal and progressive music, with a bit of folk and country mixed in. He has been performing since the early 90s mixing his pop-rock-alternative originals in with classic rock cover tunes.

During his teen years he would lock himself away after school to learn songs and guitar leads from his favorite bands. Seeking an outlet as a songwriter, and to fulfill a desire to perform music they liked to listen to, he and then bandmate, keyboardist John Frawley, began playing open mics in 1991 including one held at the Main St. Exchange in Rockaway, NJ. That open mic led to their first exclusive gigs and served as a launching pad for a long run of bar and night club shows around north Jersey.

Using MIDI technology to their advantage, Drew would sequence bass lines and drum parts and the duo performed full-band-sounding covers of classic rock artists like Bob Seger, Tom Petty Jackson Browne; newer bands of the day Live, Matchbox Twenty, Gin Blossoms, 3 Doors Down; even progressive bands like Genesis, Pink Floyd and Rush. Their covers of Tom Sawyer and Subdivisions were popular among their regular fans.

During those bar band years Drew wrote several songs, and later recorded them for his first album, No More Waiting. Released in 2003, No More Waiting won 9th place out of about 200 other bands and artists in the Kweevak Listener Survey. In 2011 his second collection of originals was released titled, "It's All Timing."

He is currently writing material for a third release, decidedly more alternative and edgier than his previous work, as well as rehearsing and making plans to perform live in the very near future.