Don de Leaumont – Acoustic & Electric Guitar/Harmonica/Lead Vocals
Mike Satterlee – Drums
Allison Shockley – Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals
Atlanta based folk rock/trio Collins Drive was born of a chance encounter that would change the lives of three musicians forever. After dishearteningly trying to put a band together, folksinger/songwriter Don de Leaumont figured his time in bands was over and was ready to continue on as a solo performer. Bassist Allison Shockley found Don’s nearly expired Craig’s List ad and reached out to him about maybe starting something. The two met for drinks and Shockley told de Leaumont that she had a great drummer in mind named Mike Satterlee. The three got together soon after to jam and the energy was nothing short of electrifying. The connection was made and Collins Drive was born.
Since 2013, Collins Drive has earned themselves a steadily growing fanbase due to their live performances at such renowned Atlanta venues as Red Light Café, Moonshadow Tavern, and Smith’s Olde Bar. From Don de Leaumont’s witty stage bantering to the heartfelt and soulful live performances of songs such as “Sailor’s Progress”, “I Drive”, and “Ghost Town”, a Collins Drive live performance is something that every lover of good live music can appreciate.
Collins Drive is a band that just wants to bring their favorite kinds of music into one place and create a sound and songs that everyone can connect with at some level. Collins Drive’s songs tell stories and paint pictures of Southern living whether it is from the eyes of a washed up bluesman that never got his time to a woman waiting in the rain for her bus home. There’s nothing complex and there’s no deep, hidden meanings to these songs. They are just little slices of life put into songs that are easy to grasp on to and easy to connect with. Just give them a listen and maybe you’ll find yourself in some of these scenes and stories.
Collins Drive is currently in pre-production as they prepare to enter Electron Garden Studios in Atlanta, GA to record their debut full length album. The album will be released in May of 2017.
Social Media Links
Official Site: www.collinsdrive.com
The Sound of Broken Hearts and the Smell of Home Cookin’ (Acoustic EP) – 2016