It's All Timing
'It's All Timing' was recorded in the summer and fall of 2010 and released in the summer of 2011. Music styles range from the light reggae-pop of the opening track 'Adam Sandler Movies,' solid rock tunes like 'Boris and Ivan' or 'I'll Be Me,' to interesting ballads like 'That's All' with a hard-hitting finale featuring emotional, raw lead guitar work. Some fans have commented, "This is a really fantastic album..." and 'Good stuff... I never expected anything less." You can read more fan reviews on Drew's official website. Softer, folk-rock songs with layered acoustic textures, like 'No Disguise' and 'Barrel of Beauty' provide a calm pause between the upbeat, driving rhythms and power-pop attitudes of some of the other tracks. The latter, Barrel of Beauty, sounds very reminiscent of Mark Knopfler with a touch of David Gilmore. A songwriter and musician with a focus on acoustic and electric lead guitar, Drew also bangs on the drums and plays bass. He began his life with guitar more than 30 years ago, and began writing songs in his early teens. Born in Japan, Drew was raised in various places stateside as his father moved around with the USAF. They eventually paused in Dover, New Jersey, for a time (where he took drum instruction) before finally moving to the Sussex County area where he attended high school and rehearsed or performed with different musicians and bands, eventually joining up with a keyboardist friend and forming a duo, performing cover tunes around northern NJ. He now resides in West Chester, PA. Up to now Drew's music has been a blend of rock, pop, folk and blues with some shades of progressive, but his more recent work, which will appear on his next release, currently in the writing stage, seems to be leading into other areas with more emphasis on the art of expression and individuality. To that end his music has taken on a heavier, gritty edge, influenced by newer trends in rock music and inspired by the power of such bands as Rush, Foo Fighters, Audioslave, Alice in Chains, and others. As a songwriter and musician Drew has been inspired by the sounds and stylings of a variety of artists, that list includes Neil Peart, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Tom Petty, Mark Knopfler, David Gilmour, Jackson Brown, Peter Frampton, Tom Morello, Steve Howe, Donald Fagan, Peter Gabriel, Rob Zombie, and Trent Reznor to name just a few.