Below you'll find everything you need to know about the band, band members experience & bookings.

There's also multimedia examples, images, graphics, audio & suggested logos for the band. Feel free to use any of these items for social media, web and print promotional materials your venue typically creates.

To book DRIVE SOUTH or to get more information please contact Mike Clancey at:

Inquiry AT Drive-South DOT com     OR     Ray: 508-450-5903

Drive South is a six-piece band that prides themselves on music that is not "overplayed." It will be hard to resist the full blown night club energy they generate, with remarkable showmanship on songs like "Smooth", "Heat Wave", "Walking on Sunshine" and "Temptation Eyes." And Artists as varied as Foreigner, REO, KT Turnstall, Whitesnake, Journey and many, many more!!!!

If you are seeking an all-around, good time, live band, this is the band you want !!!!!! Check out their schedule to see when they will be appearing at a club near you. And, as always, thanks for supporting local music and becoming a fan of Drive South!

Here's a complete list of the venues we have played. Feel free to contact them and ask about our shows and professionalism. Every venue we play asks to have us back.

  • After Hours - Lunenburg
  • Beemer's Pub - Fitchburg, MA
  • Blue Plate Lounge - Holden, MA
  • Breakaway Billiards - Clinton, MA
  • British American Club - Fitchburg, MA
  • R.G. Scooters Bar & Grille - Lunenburg, MA
  • Celtic Tavern - Westborough, MA
  • Central Tavern - Milford, MA
  • Chopsticks - Leominster, MA
  • Cigar Masters - Worcester, MA
  • Flying Rhino - Worcester, MA
  • Forty's Bar & Grille - Leominster, MA
  • Gardner Elks - Gardner, MA
  • Gaslight Cafe - Dudley, MA
  • Green Room billiards - Uxbridge, MA
  • Indian Ranch - Webster, MA
  • Iron Horse Lounge - Fitchburg, MA
  • Jillian's - Worcester, MA
  • KasBar - Worcester, MA
  • Leominster Elks - Leominster, MA
  • Liz's Diamond Bar & Grille - Hopedale, MA
  • Marine Club - Worcester, MA
  • PACC - Gardner, MA
  • Phoenix Bar & Grille - Shirley, MA
  • Red Onion - Templeton, MA
  • Simple Man Saloon - Clinton, MA
  • Singapore Restaurant - Fitchburg, MA
  • Speakers Nightclub - Marlboro, MA
  • William's Restaurant & Pub-Gardner
  • Wheelock Inn - Milbury, MA
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  • Multiple Private Parties
  • Baby Jordon Benefit - Worcester, MA

Drive South Photos:
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Drive South Videos:

Drive South - Hit Me With Your Best Shot

Drive South - Temptation Eyes

Drive South - Here For The Party

Drive South - Black Horse & The Cherry Tree

Drive South - Chain of Fools

Drive South - Gimmie Three Steps

Press/News Articles:

Pulse Magazine - Drive South covers everything from A to Z

Band Logos:

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Jody Thompson - Vocals - Jody Thompson -Growing up in southern Indiana, with parents who listened to music casually, Jody had a limited exposure to music in her early years. The Carpenters, Helen Reddy, John Denver and Ronnie Milsap are among the artists she heard and Jody favored country music early on. Then, once she got her hands on her very own boom box, she began exploring all different sorts of music and started her cassette collection; which ranged from Barry Manilow, Rush, Yes and Heart to Judas Priest and everything in between. Singing in front of people began in church and school choirs.

Jody's family moved from Indiana to Littleton, MA where Jody began singing with a local church choir . Jody auditioned for and became the lead singer for Final Approach.. Also featured in Final Approach was Worcester drummer John Murzycki (Johnny Dollar) of the Johnny Dollar Experiment. Jody was asked to join Drive South in 2012, she replied "Only if Johnny comes with me!". Jody has been performing with Drive South since 2012. When asked about performing with Drive South, Jody said "These guys make me feel fearless. I know that no matter what I sing, they will make it sound amazing and I know they always have my back,. Singing with Lee is so much fun! He's a fantastic singer and I'm so happy and proud to be a member of Drive South!".

Scott Lorange - Vocals - Scott expressed an interest in music at a very young age, singing along with his Mom's John Denver and Bee Gees albums. Piano lessons started at the age of eight, quickly followed by learning to play songs by ear. His love for singing big, loud rock and roll was sparked the day his cousin brought over AC/DC's Back in Black album and he's never been the same since.

Scott spent most of the 80's playing keyboards and/or singing in a number of local cover bands in Western MA. After a tour of duty in the US Army, Scott moved to Arizona and then Colorado where he became a fan of country music and began to work with a number of talented musicians out west before moving back to MA in 1999. His last band was yet another country band, this time with a some great New England country players doing the more modern pop country currently on the radio.

Scott is a huge fan of all kinds of 80's music as well as the great vocalists of all decades of rock: Freddie Mercury, Geoff Tate, Brad Delp, Steve Perry, Chris Cornell...the list goes on and on. Scott brings an energetic stage presence to his performances and is as likely to be seen running through the crowd at a show as he is to be on stage.

Eric Koslowski - Guitar - Music is an art requiring finely-honed detail and repetitive action for achieving the quality Drive South seeks. Eric is our analyzer who immerses himself in the fine details of our craft. He started playing guitar in the late 1960's and has yet to put the instrument down. Growing up under such influences as the British invasion, surfing, rock, country and metal bands, Eric has developed a style of playing that complements the current era. "I want to play it all" is his attitude and he thoroughly enjoys every attempt to reproduce a tune. Throughout the years, he has played with multiple GP bands doing weddings, special functions, and club gigs, as well.

Today he resides in Lunenburg, MA, where he enjoys recording various artists and bands in his studio named, Sunset Studios.

Mike Clancey - Bass - Mike, a Somerville, MA native, started his musical trek at age 11 when his Grandfather gave him his first guitar. After studying and practicing for several years, Throughout the 70's & 80's, Mike was involved in various original rock projects, playing many of the larger venues in and around the Boston area. During this period, Mike pursued his interest in bass and jumped into bass playing full-time.

Throughout these projects, while he maintained his love for bass playing and performing, Mike relocated with his wife, Erin and two children to Gardner, MA and was asked to join Drive South in 2008. Mike says, "This band brings me back to why I enjoy playing: Just having fun, entertaining crowds, and leaving everyone feeling good at the end of a night!"

Ray Perone - Keys, Guitar - Ray began playing guitar at age 12, started playing out at age 16 with the band SEA OF TRANQUILITY, (stop laughing) then played with the 70's band BLUE MAXX, in the 80's started to play the keyboards, and in the 90's started playing with the band THE TRIBUTES, after a 10 year hiatus, started up the band VINTAGE in 2009. Growing up playing all the 60's and 70's style, with special influence with Beatles, the Guess Who and the Grass Roots. Ray has been with Drive South for the last 3 years.

Johnny Murzycki - Drums - Johnny started drumming in 1969 and did his first professional performance at the age of 15 playing for a variety show. He has performed with a variety of bands in the New England area.

Recent projects include Final Approach, The Johnny Dollar Experiment, Jazzed Up and Bare Hill Band. Johnny also freelanced with many Central Mass bands as a fill in drummer and has been active as a studio musician.

He's been performing with Drive South the past 2 years