Drastic Andrew is a five piece progressive rock band in Santa Fe New Mexico. Formed in 2011, the band performs regionally in the southwest’s lively bars, brewpubs and performance spaces.
Their September 2011 debut release, Save the Machine, received rave reviews from local music press and the single, John Henry, has been in regular rotation on Santa Fe’s KBAC. The band’s 2nd release; State of denial (June 2013) was honored with 5 nominations from the New Mexico Music Awards, a nationally juried organization, and won the category of “Best Country Song”. Songs from State of Denial went on to rotation at 43 independent and college radio stations nationally and in Canada. Their third full-length album; Live Without Warning Won 4 of 7 nominations in
The 2016 New Mexico Music Awards, including “Best Modern Rock” for Plunder away); “Best Video” for Alien Creature) “Best Rock CD” and “Best of the Year”.
Drastic Andrew Band delivers a clear rock & ; roll ethic with a dash of New Wave/post Punk awareness and an occasional, spicy, roadhouse, country twang. Drastic Andrew Band’s live shows feature tight arrangements and lyrically earnest ballads that give way to melodic jam-band ferocity. One of 2014′s and 2016’s headliners at “Outside In Productions” Santa Fe Bandstand Concert series, Drastic Andrew Band played to enthusiastic dancing and riveted crowds.
DRASTIC ANDREW (lead vocals, lyrics, rhythm guitar)
BEN WRIGHT (lead guitar & vocals)
NOAH BAUMEISTER (bass)
KEVIN ZOERNIG (keyboards)
JAMES MACKENZIE REID (drums)
You can learn more about Drastic Andrew band on Facebook, Bandcamp, Reverbnation, and their current label, Frogville Records. Be sure to pick up a copy of their newest CD Live Without Warning as well as their other albums including State of Denial, which was nominated for five 2014 New Mexico Music Awards, winning ‘Best Arrangement of a Country Song’, and Save The Machine. Santa Fe Music Reviews thanks Drastic Andrew band for the kindness and fantastic music, and Cowgirl Santa Fe for the nice venue, service, and refreshment.