Rose Hill Drive
Rose Hill Drive is: the Sproul brothers, Jake, uncommonly, a bass player and a singer; Daniel, lead guitar and harmony vocals and their friend Nate Barnes on drums. Their combined ages make them younger than Keith Richards. Jake and Daniel grew up in Boulder, Colorado. After meeting Nate in high school, the band came together to spend time creating music, practicing and blowing the doors off of the garage in the Sproul Family house on Rose Hill Drive. RHD quickly developed as a band and built a reputation in the budding Colorado music scene as something off the track from the usual crop of hippie jam bands that Boulder was known for. In other words, they rocked! Raised on a steady diet of blues and rock such as Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin and Robert Johnson along with more contemporary bands such as The Black Crowes and Stone Temple Pilots, they learned their musical lessons quickly and adeptly. Rose Hill Drive is a critically acclaimed live band that harkens back to the renaissance of rock. The shows leave the boomers satisfied and younger fans with their mouths hanging open because they are finally experiencing what older folks have only told them about in stories. In the true tradition of “If you build it, they will come,” fans started the buzz about Rose Hill Drive. Every time they played in the greater Denver/Boulder area, the crowds grew by leaps and bounds. In 2004, RHD toured with the Vans Warped Tour, performed at Red Rocks Amphitheatre with Big Head Todd and The Monsters and hit summer festivals across the US. So far in 2005, Rose Hill Drive has toured with Robert Randolph and The Family Band, The North Mississippi Allstars and The Black Crowes. The band is also in the studio working on tracks for their much anticpated debut album. As Rose Hill Drive continues to develop, grow and shine at a time when there is a great void in popular music that is crying out for creativity, musicianship and high energy performances. Rose Hill Drive fills the void.