Duo Hard Drive to rock Clocktower Friday
AFTER playing music together in high school, Dwayne Doyle and Stephen Herbert reunited a few years ago to drive a hard night of hits from the last four decades.
"Five or six years ago we met some good friends, Michael and Mandy Dobney (Whos's Charlie), they are basically a duo who use backing tracks of popular songs, so they are the ones that got us involved," Stephen said.
"They have been a bit of an influence on us.
"We do a lot of backing tracks and we play over the top of the tracks."
The duo used to spend a lot of time jamming together in high school.
"We use to do music together at school and we used to muck around a bit with old guitars and amps, but it's only when we reunited five or six years ago, we got serious about our music," Stephen said.
Stephen and Dwayne became the Hard Drive and have been rocking out in Clarence Valley pubs and clubs ever since.
"We do it for fun, basically it's getting people involved and having some fun, trying to produce a good sound and get some people up dancing and having a good time," Stephen said.
"We play sort of rock blues, a bit of pop songs.
"We touch on some good memories of the older ones and we play some current stuff so the younger ones get into it.
"We like to think there is a bit of something in there for everyone."
The duo have been known to play anything from Ben Harper, Wolfmother, Powderfinger, The Angels and much more.
This weekend, Hard Drive is playing at the Clocktower Hotel in Grafton.
Who's Charlie is playing at the Maclean Hotel on Friday from 7.30pm.