Draven Rock Guilfest 2011
Guilfest 2011 Draven set fire to the rain as you lot partied hard through the down pour and rocked out big time with Roger Daltry - The Who, Razorlight and Skindred! (Razorlight stole the ketchup at the backstage BBQ. Now you know aswell as us that a burger with no ketchup just aint a burger. They soon gave it back!) Ripley Rocks 2011 was also another huge wallop of good times. Check the facebook page for pics soon.
Tours being planned as well as "The Making Of Eden" on its way shortly... keep it all at Dravensville!
Rockumentary & BLOOPERS!
The rockumentary about Draven and EDEN by award winning De Rienzo Films got off to an emotionally charged production last week as band members and film makers ended up in tears during recounts of the Draven story so far! It promises to be an eye opener!
In the mean time the "Blitz" official video BLOOPERS are now available via D-TV!
Have fun, we did!
Blitz video now available!
The brand new official video for "Blitz" is now available through Draven TV.
Directed by multi award winning John De Rienzo of De Rienzo Films and featuring the Rock Radio award winning Future Classic Track "Blitz" taken from the critically acclaimed album EDEN (produced by Kevin Shirley - Iron Maiden, Led Zepp, Metallica etc).
Draven begin shooting next official video with De Rienzo Films!
Draven are sheduled to begin shooting their next official video this coming weekend with award winners De Rienzo Films. The video will feature the rock radio award winning "Blitz!"
De Rienzo Films head honcho John De Rienzo is also currently in production of a rockumentary featuring the band and will provide an insight into their journey and the making of EDEN.
Meanwhile, the boys are hard at work preparing for the summer festivities and hoping to provide you with some brand new Draven face melters! Although a certain member of the band has managed to find some free time to work with a certain legendary musician who may have changed the world forever. He was only too happy to lend some "HELP!"...
Will you find the GOLDEN TICKET!?
Draven have hidden a
GOLDEN TICKETin the Guilest 2011 tickets!
Anyone purchasing their Guilfest tickets from Draven could win the Golden Ticket which grants you and a friend AAA backstage pass for the entire weekend as part of the Draven crew!
Dravens Guilfest tickets are the best price anywhere so get on it!
For details and priceing, see below.
Congratulations Katie & Andy
Congratulations to Draven "unplugged" keys player Katie Sharma and partner Andy who have just received the gift of their first child - born on Easter sunday! Mother and baby doing fine.
In other news, the boys are hinting that there may be a few "special guests" jamming with them at Guilfest 2011! (tickets selling hotter than sun lotion!)
Also - head over to D-TV now for a Danny boy drum solo that will knock those easter pounds right off ya back sides!
Draven return to the MAIN STAGE at Guilfest 2011
Draven are set to return to the MAIN STAGE at Guilfest 2011 on Saturday 16th July.
In recent years the boys have rocked out with Motorhead, Joe Bonamassa and Status Quo! This year they are appearing along side Razorlight and others tbc.
YOU - the tribe - will be able to get your Guilfest tickets for any of the festival days or indeed the whole weekend and not just Draven day from us at the lowest price possible and guaranteed much cheaper then anywhere else and that is a Draven promise. Why? Because we love you!
FRI - Adult
SAT - Adult
SUN - Adult
WEEKEND - Adult
WEEKEND + Camp - Adult
There will be
Please contact us at email@example.com and tell us what you need.
Star in a new Draven video!
With the release of the brand new official "Itchy Finger" video at D-TV comes your chance to star in a new Draven video and also to take part in a band Q+A that will be filmed shortly!
Subscribe at Draven TV (follow the youtube link on homepage or search under MEDIA for D-TV!) and you will automatically be entered into the tribe lottery to win a place in the new video!
For the Q+A session, just post any question you like on the youtube page and the best will be answered in the video!
Its that easy!
Welcome to the blitz!
Draven have been very busy in the film editing suit getting ready to bring you their brand new official rock video. It will be available from all outlets including D-TV very soon. Production on "Welcome to the blitz!" is already in production and several pre production meetings have gotten the ball rolling. The rockumentary will feature an indepth look into the making of Dravens EDEN.
The boys have already booked more time in the D-TV studios so it looks like there will be much more film/video product on its way aswell. Any time for the new material we heard about? Oh yes! the recording and rehearsal studios have been just as busy...
Draven displays its muscle!
Guitar hero Gary Moore has passed on into the next rocking world.
"Body Blitz" the documentary film about extreme fitness myths has finally reached the post production stage! The film will heavily feature a DRAVEN soundtrack and should be making its way to a film festival and tv network near you soon. Rumour has it that you may even catch a glimpse of some of the band members as test subjects in the film!
Gary Moore RIP
Guitar hero Gary Moore has passed on into the next rocking world.
Gary was a major influence in the guitar playing of Draven and we can't believe that the angels have taken him to play for themselves. "It was an honour to meet you sir. You are the supernatural!" Jim, Frank, Alex and Danny boy!
www.gary-moore.com for "moore" info.
Head over to D-TV now to witness Gary Moore in insane glory! (search favourites!)
You can star on DRAVEN TV!
Here is your chance to star in your own movie on D-TV. Shoot any kind of video you want. It can be about Draven, it can be a video featuring a Draven track (maybe a rock video) or even a video featuring the band themselves. Upload to your youtube and then send us the link to firstname.lastname@example.org, The best ones will be chosen as favourites and screened on DRAVEN TV!
Draven at The Movies!
Well january came and went pretty quick here at dravensville! But time does indeed fly when you are having fun or extremely busy. So here is a round up of what's been happening so far in the new year.
Draven at The Movies!
Welcome to the blitz...The documentary behind the band's journey so far and the making of critically acclaimed debut EDEN is currently in production. It will be a fly on the wall look inside the band and will feature interviews from all the behind the scenes team including major players in radio, press and the industry and Draven working with mega producer Kevin Shirley. You will learn stuff you didnt know and it promises to be an epic story.
Body Blitz...This documentary film is an experiment in extreme fitness myths and will heavily feature a Draven soundtrack.
All new rock videos are heading our way for some herculean Draven tracks so get your rockcorn ready!
Festivals...That's right it is time to start getting ready for those summer festivals in JAN/FEB? So it is early days but Draven have already been confirmed for some summer festival appearances and have also been invited back to Ripley Rocks - the charity festival that the boys headlined last year! More dates to be confirmed soon...
The boys are in the flow of the creative process and are working on new material. The demo/recording process will start some time mid february.
In the meantime hit the guys up on the Facebook, Myspace, Twitter and Youtube links for frequent and up to the minute sneaky peaks!
The boys have been busy jamming some face melting new riffage in the studio and cant wait to continue the process in the new year with more official writing/recording sessions. The TV documentary "Body Blitz" which will feature a Draven sound track is currently in production. The boys are already planning festival apparances for next summer and some brand new official video shoots are heading your way - face first!
But in the mean time, from all of us here and the boys themselves...
A very Merry Christmas and holiday season and fantastic new year to all. See you on the other side!...
What is Body Blitz!?
The boys announced earlier this week that they are currently at work on the soundtrack of an experimental documentary film. The working title is "Body Blitz" and it is aimed at TV networks and other distribution outlets. The subject matter features people who are prepared to push themselves and their bodies to the extreme!
No word yet as to whether the soundtrack will feature some of the new material for their follow up to EDEN!
Other news, brand new behind the scenes video diary available on D-TV NOW! (Featuring the band jamming and writing!)
For up to the minute news updates please follow the boys at Facebook, Twitter, Myspace and the mailing list. All links on the home page.
Unfortunately, due to problems obtaining a suitable venue, FREAKFEST will NOT go ahead this year. However, the GOOD news is that the band have chosen to take advantage of the free schedule by officially starting work on the follow up to 2009's critically acclaimed debut album EDEN. Work begins with writing sessions next week. Word from the boys suggests a leaner and more "muscular" direction! More to follow...
New Video Diaries on D-TV
The band will feature in a series of video diaries to be aired exclusively on D-TV. The episodes will be a fly on the wall view into the day in a life of the rock band. Up until know, the group have always maintained a very private studio surrounding so the series promises to be an eye opener! Coming Soon...
D-TV is now available
Follow the link in the media menu to enjoy
some full blast Draven videos!
News about Freakfest 2010 coming soon...
Guilfest was awesome!
Guilfest closed on sunday with an awesome and rocking performance from one of Britains biggest selling and longest running rock giants - Status Quo! The Highlight of the Friday was indeed our DRAVEN boys and they did what they always do... rock the house! Videos coming soon to D-TV! The band and their management have already been inundated with requests concerning Freakfest. No word on this yet although the boys will be meeting to discuss these and other issues in the next few days. Its all go...
Tribesters! Here is your chance to attend Surrey's biggest music
festival, completely free of charge, courtesy of DRAVEN! All you have
to do is tell us why you deserve 2 free tickets for the day of your
choice and your best buddy could be rocking out with DRAVEN, Hadouken,
Orbital, Hawkwind and the mighty Status Quo along with tons of other
Follow the link to the contact page and leave your name, email and comment in the box provided.
Winners will be selected at random. Good luck.
DRAVEN support THEM IS ME (Reef)
Rumours have been bouncing around that Draven are supporting REEF on their comeback tour. Well, here is the truth behind the rumour! It is kind of true... you see, REEF have a side project called THEM IS ME (they rock proper job!) and DRAVEN WILL BE supporting THEM IS ME at the Monto Water Rats in London on May 21st! It may be a little bit less placing of your hands and a bit more melting of the faces!
Draven will also be adding more festival dates so keep checking.
Head to the gig guide for more info!
DRAVEN are confirmed for GUILFEST 2010
DRAVEN are confirmed for GUILFEST 2010 main stage on Fri 16th July
along with other festival headliners such as Orbital, Hadouken,
Hawkwind and the legendary Status Quo. More tbc.
If you are planning to head to GuilFest 2010 for Draven day or any other day or even the whole weekend then read below.
To thank the tribe for all your love and loyalty Draven have a *cheaper ticket deal* for you. (We have even dropped the booking fee!)
NOTE: The cheap ticket deal is only available when purchasing tickets from us and in advance! THEY WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR!
Compare the ticket prices from other stockists:
ADULT WEEKEND CAMPING £110.00
(Draven price - £100 -
ADULT WEEKEND £100.00
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CHILD WEEKEND WITH CAMPING £60.00
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CHILD WEEKEND £50.00
Draven price - £45 -
ADULT FRIDAY £40.00
Draven price - £35 -
CHILD FRIDAY £30.00
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ADULT SATURDAY £45.00
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CHILD SATURDAY £30.00
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ADULT SUNDAY £45.00
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CHILD SUNDAY £30.00
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Contact us at email@example.com and let us know what you need.
More info coming soon...
The infamous uberYogi (webmaster here at Draven Official) took time
this month to become a big boy and get himself married off. (Sorry
Of course the event didn't pass by without Draven jumping on the band
and writing and recording a very special and personal song just for Mr
Congratulations and God bless ya!
Draven also open for LOS BASTARDOS @ 02 Academy2 Islington on Monday 8th feb! ROCK!
A fantastic start to 2010!
A fantastic start to the new year as the boys kick start 2010 with an
awesome show, opening at the 02 Academy London for USA rock pioneers
STRYPER on Sun 24th Jan. The packed to capacity crowd and the band
had a great time. More 02 shows on their way!
Review by stokieboy.wordpress.com/
"I reviewed this band's debut album last year and was taken by their modern rock with a touch of Led Zep, mainly in the guitar arrangements. They did a short set including the Foo Fighters sounding 'Fight', 'Stranger' and the title track of their debut album, 'Eden'. For a band who last played live back in October they sounded very tight indeed and live more than matched the promise they showed on their debut album. Look out fro their drummer who fair pummels the drum kit into submission, no wonder he wears ear defenders!"
Draven endorsed by Hiwatt
Draven have been rewarded with an endorsement from the
legendary Hiwatt amplification. www.hiwatt.co.uk
Also, Rob Keening from Sussex won a "Jam with the band" in the fan prize
draw and Sarah Caswell from Surrey won an evening with the boys over dinner!
Pics up soon!
Draven's famous annual Halloween open air concert is
back this year after a bit of a rest. Finer details are still to be
confirmed concerning line up and times but the date is set. This year it is
Other news... The tribe prize draw, which has been delayed recently due to technical issues will be resolved this weekend. Someone will win the chance to jam with the band, somebody else will win a dinner session with the boys and loads more prizes up for grabs. Just register with the tribe to join the mailing list and it could all be yours.
Draven are reviewed by Rock of Ages
"Eden" is the exciting debut album from Draven, a young British four-piece, moulded in classic two-guitar style and fronted by identical twins, Frank and Jim Paoli.
The album begins with an entreaty to "listen to the sound of mankind" before hurtling into "Blitz," a furious opener, squalling guitars and pounding drums, topped with a fine chorus...
Due to technical difficulties, the revealing of June and July's winners of the prize give-away has been delayed but will be announced shortly. Good luck!
Draven are reviewed by Sea of Tranquility
"Young UK rockers Draven have recently exploded onto the scene with debut album Eden. The very fact that they enlisted the production skills of Kevin Shirely was enough to make SoT sit up and take notice and the album is a real contender for the best debut you will hear this year."
"Sea of Tranquility's Dean Pedley caught up with Draven's Jim Paoli to get the lowdown."
Battlehelm review - Draven
Draven - "Eden" (CNR Records)
".....listen to the sounds of mankind....". Well, thankfully Draven are a helluva lot more pleasant than the destructive intro and samples to opener 'Blitz' with it's poignant lyrics like "....the devil's shoes are at No 10...".
Although based in the UK, Draven have a more international sound thanks to the Latin background of the most of the members and what they have sure rocks - big time!
From the Robert Plantesque vocals to the deep throbbing bass to the fret burning guitar this band have taken the defining hard rock sounds of Zepp, Aerosmith and Nirvana to fashion their own appealing formula 1 sound thanks to their confident musicianship and the quality production of 'Caveman' Shirley (!) on this debut.
Elsewhere on "Eden" I'm hearing The Black Crowes on 'I Don’t Care' or even Cream on the title track so there's plenty of lateral movement in the band that should see them blasting well on their way to the rock stratosphere!
New OFFICIAL Draven facebook profile
New OFFICIAL Draven facebook profile - Join now to have them...in your
May prize draw winner announced!
Terry Mabius from Sutton will receive a Draven goody bag (T shirt, beanie,
gym sac and signed pic) which is on it's way now.
June's winner will be invited to the Draven studio to jam with the band during a rehearsal session. All you have to do to enter is join the tribe (on home page) and/or join the forum. It really is that easy.
Eden is reviewed in this months edition of
Powerplay magazine, out now
There is also a new review on line at:
and another at:
The winner of the May tribe prize draw is soon to be announced. It's not too late to enter for the june competition. All you have to do is join the forum and/or register with the tribe on the home page. Easy!
Dravens producer Kevin Shirley received the gift of his new baby girl on Wednesday
morning at 8.48am. The baby arrived at 8lbs, 8oz. The baby's name? ...Eden!
All of us here send our love and congratulations. Bet that beats a gold record!
EDEN is reviewed in the spring edition of
Devolution Magazine, out now
EDEN still receiving great reviews. The album is featured in the spring
edition of devolution Magazine out now. Check out DevolutionMagazine.co.uk for more details.
Also check out this amazing on line review at RushOnRock.com
Draven are giving away loads of great prizes in
the next few weeks in their tribe lottery
The prizes range from free merchandise to back stage tickets and even fan events where you can hang with the Draven boys, or even jam with the band!
How do you enter? Easy! All you have to do is register for the tribe mailing list and/or join the forum. Your name will then be entered automatically into the competition and selected at random to receive great Draven prizes.
There are seperate competitions for both the mailing list and forum and you can access both through dravenofficial.com
Its that simple. Good luck.
EDEN is reviewed in Kerrang!
June edition available now
"Draven have a good ear for a song and a keen eye for a sharp lyric. A
musical literacy well worth keeping a file on. Decent stuff this. And it's British too."
KKK - Kerrang!
More in the magazine.
Draven speak to Paul Anthony on Rock Radio Manchester
Draven spoke at length to radio legend Paul Anthony on Tuesday night at Rock
The interview, and write up are now online on their website.
Follow the link below...
Draven to kick start this years GUILFEST!
Draven have been asked to kick start this years GUILFEST on friday 10th
The band announced it during an hour long interview on Total Rock radio. (www.totalrock.com)
This years festival also features Joe Bonamassa and MOTORHEAD.
Head to the gig guide for more details.
Draven's EDEN SOLD OUT in 24 HOURS!
EDEN was released Monday 4th May. The album has officially sold out under 24 hours from all leading stockists including HMV, Amazon, PLay.com etc.
Please order your copy from any of these stores and they will be arriving shorly.
*Read about when Draven were Classic Rock's "track of the day"
Draven release epic debut album "EDEN" to
critical acclaim on Monday 4th May
Available from hmv, iTunes, Amazon and all good retailers.
Draven WIN Rock Radio award
Draven's "Blitz" recently won the 96.3fm Rock Radio "future Classic Track" award. The album opener for EDEN won by a landslide victory with 77% of the public vote.
EDEN reaps praise. Storming reviews here!
Check out some of these reviews to get your taste buds salivating. You may need to scroll or search under reviews or "D" for Draven. More to come.
Black Velvet Magazine reviews 'Eden'
There's a review of 'Eden' in the new issue of Black Velvet (issue 60) out now. Check it out.
Physical stores UK
Banbury Record Savings
Birmingham Dale News (by Birmingham Academy)
Brighton Ampwitch Emporium
Bromsgrove MSB Recording Studios
Dudley ST Records
Edinburgh Word Power
Leeds Jumbo Records
Redditch Train Station Newsagents
Sheffield Rocky Horrors
Southampton October Books
www.atomicbooks.com (US, Baltimore, MD)
www.quimbys.com (US, Chicago, IL)
www.theeshop.com (US, Melbourne, FL)
Most of the website listings have contact email addresses on the site. If Black Velvet is not actually listed on the site, drop them an email and I'm sure they'll be only to happy to help you order a copy!
Physical Stores International
Waterfront Records in South Sydney, Australia. Order online from www.waterfrontrecords.com
Austin, TX Book People
Baltimore, MD Atomic Books
Bloomington, IN Boxcar Books
Charlotte, NC Joseph Beth
Chicago, IL Quimbys Bookstore
Cincinnati, OH Shake It Records & Joseph Beth
Denver, CO IronFeather
Melbourne, FL Thee Shop
Lexington, KY Joseph Beth
Lyndhurst, OH Joseph Beth
Memphis TN Davis Kidd
Nashville, TN Davis Kidd
Pittsburgh, PA Joseph Beth
Tampa, FL Vinyl Fever
The band are currently lining up tour dates and several festival appearances as well as something "different and special!". More on this soon.