Drive!

Drive! has performed in the Bay Area for over a decade.! 

We are pleased to announce that Mr Ray Lalana has returned as lead vocalist after a four year hiatus. While Drive! has done well in his absence, we feel that Mr. Lallana's superior vocal abilities will be a welcome addition to the veteran band. The combination of Ray's technical ability, the natural tone of his voice, and his soulful and emotive vocal stylings, make Ray one of the best lead singers in the Bay Area. He does not play drums with Drive!, but Ray is also an excellent drummer. Ray was the singer in the popular band "Kissing Sabrina" in the early 2000s, and has sang or played drums in just about every professional working pop-R&B-rock band in the South Bay.

The core of Drive! includes the veteran rhythm section of bassist Robert Rojas and drummer Randy Hayes. Rojas has played in almost every south bay funk/top 40 band of significance, including “Rojas Brothers,” “Getting Even,” “Mike Leatherman” and “Entourage.” Hayes, a veteran of the national blues scene, has played with Chris Cain, Tommy Castro and most recently Coco Montoya. Ray Buyco is the band's guitarist and bandleader and has played with a variety of cover bands in the bay area over the last twenty years including the Ultraviolets, the Mike Leatherman Band, the Switch, the Element and of course, Drive!.

Drive! offers the option of adding a female vocalist to the line up. This cost effective option effectively doubles the bands repertoire, allowing the band to make soulful musical statements on classic female vocal hits from Patti LaBelle’s “Lady Marmalade” to modern hits like Lady Gaga’s “Just Dance.” 

While Drive!’s sound is quite full in its basic form, the addition of the optional keyboardist will add texture and depth beyond what the guitar can do alone. A third option is to add a saxophone. In short, the basic four piece Drive! band can be enhanced by any combination of an additional female vocalist, a keyboardist and a saxophonist.

One of the most valuable skills the band has developed over the years is how to gauge an audience in order to quickly select the most appropriate song to play next. Drive!’s marching orders are to get the party started and to keep it going until the end of the event. They are able to accomplish this mission by having a variety of musical material available to help the band appeal to the varied demographics most often found at weddings and corporate parties. That being said, Drive! has a distinctly modern flair with their youthful stage appearance and a growing selection of the most current popular hits.

Besides being an excellent choice for most events, Drive! is certainly the right selection where performance space may be limited and disciplined volume control is required, or where budgets are tight yet live music is still the preferred entertainment over recorded music.

Drive! is looking forward to making great music for another decade... or more!

Song List 

(subject to change without notice) 

Modern

  • 3am- Matchbox Twenty  
  • All About Tonight- Blake Sheldon
  • Angel Eyes- Love and Theft

  • Anywhere with you- Jake Owen

  • Badfish- Sublime
  • Beer in Mexico- Kenny Chesney 
  • Beverly Hills- Weezer  
  • Billionaire- Travis McCoy  
  • Blister in the Sun- The Violent Femmes  
  • Boys Round Here- Blake Sheldon
  • California Love- Dr. Dre & Snoop Doggy Dog  
  • Crazy- Gnarls Barkly  
  • Cupid Shuffle- Cupid
  • DJ Got Us Falling in Love- Usher  
  • Down- Jay Sean  
  • Drink in My Hand- Eric Church
  • Dynamite- Taio Cruz  
  • Easy- Sheryl Crow
  • Feels So Close- Calvin Harris
  • Forget You- Cee Lo Green
  • Get Lucky- Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams
  • Hot In Herre-Nelly
  • I Melt with You- Modern English  
  • It Ain't the Whiskey- Gary Allan
  • Jump Right In- Zack Brown Band
  • Just Friends- Musiq Soulchild  
  • Let's Go- Calvin Harris
  • Like Jesus Does- Eric Church
  • Locked Out of Heaven- Bruno Mars
  • Love Don’t Live Here- Lady Antebellum
  • Mary Jane- Rick James  
  • Moves like Jagger- Maroon 5  
  • Never Gonna Leave this Bed- Maroon 5  
  • No Diggity- Blackstreet  
  • No Such Thing- Foster the People  
  • Nothing on You- B.O.B  
  • One More Night- Maroon Five
  • Parking Lot Party- Lee Brice
  • Party Rock Anthem- LMFAO  
  • Pumped up Kicks- Foster the People  
  • Rehab - Amy Winehouse  
  • Santeria- Sublime  
  • Save Tonight- Eagle Eye Cherry
  • Scream- Usher   
  • Sexy Back- Justin Timberlake  
  • Sexy and I Know it- LMFAO
  • Shine On- Florida Georgia Line 
  • Smooth- Santana  
  • Something like Olivia- John Mayer
  • Southern Girl- Tim McGraw
  • Suit and Tie- Justin Timberlake
  • Take a Little Ride- Jason Aldean
  • The Middle- Jimmy Eat World  
  • This Love- Maroon 5
  • This is How We Do It- Montell Jordan
  • Treasure- Bruno Mars 
  • Wake Me Up-Avicii
  • Wagon Wheel- Darius Rucker
  • Waiting on the World to Change- John Mayer  
  • When I Come Around- Green Day  
  • Yeah!-Usher 
  • Young Wild and Free- Snoop Dog ft. Bruno Mars

Classic

  • Addicted to Love- Robert Palmer  
  • After Midnight- Eric Clapton  
  • All Along the Watchtower- Jimmy Hendrix/Bob Dylan  
  • Bang a Gong- Power Station  
  • Billy Jean- Michael Jackson  
  • Blister in the Sun- Violent Femmes
  • Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison  
  • Can't Always Get What you Want- Rolling Stones  
  • Cocaine- Eric Clapton  
  • Come Together- Beetles
  • Crazy Love- Van Morrison  
  • Dock of the Bay- Otis Redding  
  • Eight Days a Week- Beatles  
  • Family Tradition- Hank Williams 
  • Free Fallin'- Tom Petty  
  • Friend of the Devil- Grateful Dead
  • Friends in Low Places- Garth Brooks  
  • Get Down Tonight- KC And The Boys  
  • Get it On (Bang a Gong)- T. Rex  
  • Get Ready- Temptations  
  • Hands to Yourself- Georgia Satellites  
  • Hard Day's Night- Beatles  
  • Hard to Handle- The Black Crowes
  • Hey Jealousy- Gin Blossoms
  • Honky Tonk Woman- Rolling Stones  
  • Hurts So Good
  • It's Only Rock and Roll- Rolling Stones  
  • I've Been Loving you too long- Otis Redding   
  • I Won’t Back Down-Tom Petty 
  • Jenny/867-5309- Tommy Tutone

  • Jesse’s Girl-Rick Springfield

  • Johnny Be Good- Chuck Berry  
  • Joker- Steve Miller  
  • Jumpin' Jack Flash- Rolling Stones  
  • Just Like Heaven - The Cure  
  • Kiss- Prince  
  • Knock on Wood- Eddie Floyd  
  • Mysterious Ways- U2
  • Last Dance with Mary Jane- Tom Petty  
  • Lay Down Sally- Eric Clapton

  • Let's Stay Together- Al Green  
  • Little Sister- Elvis Presley  
  • Love and Happiness- Al Green  
  • Margaritaville- Jimmy Buffett
  • Melt with You- Modern English 
  • My Girl-The Temptations
  • Nadine- Chuck Berry  
  • Never Take the Place of Your Man- Prince
  • No Such Thing- John Meyer
  • Not Fade Away- Buddy Holly
  • No Woman No Cry- Bob Marley
  • Outstanding- Gap Band
  • Old Time Rock and Roll- Bob Seger 
  • On the Road Again- Willie Nelson
  • One Love- Bob Marley
  • Peaceful Easy Feeling- Eagles  
  • Play that Funky Music- Wild Cherry  
  • Raspberry Beret- Prince
  • Red Red Wine- UB-40
  • Rock My World (Little Country Girl)- Brooks n Dunn  
  • Rock and Roll All Night- KISS
  • Rockin’ in the Free World- Neil Young 
  • Satisfaction- Rolling Stones
  • Saw Her Standing There- The Beatles 
  • September- Earth Wind & Fire  
  • Sexual Healing- Marvin Gaye 
  • Shook Me All Night- AC DC
  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered- Stevie Wonder 
  • Squeeze Box- The Who
  • Stand By Me- Ben E. King 
  • Start Me Up- Rolling Stones  
  • Stir It Up- Bob Marley 
  • Superstitious- Stevie Wonder  
  • Sweet Caroline- Neil Diamond  
  • Sweet Home Alabama- Lynard Skynard  
  • Take me to The River - Al Green
  • Talking In Your Sleep- Romantics
  • That's All Right- Elvis Presley
  • Twist and Shout-The Beattles
  • Unchain My Heart- Ray Charles 
  • What I Got- Sublime
  • What's Going On- Marvin Gaye  
  • When You Say Nothing At All- Keith Whitley  
  • Wonderful Tonight- Eric Clapton
  • Wonderful World- Louis Armstrong
  • Word Up- Cameo
  • Worried Life Blues
  • You Can’t Always Get What You Want- Rolling Stones
  • You Win Again- Hank Williams 

Optional Female Vocalist Song List 

Modern

  • American Boy- Estelle  
  • Before He Cheats- Carrie Underwood  
  • California Gurls- Katy Perry
  • Call Me Maybe- Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Cool- Gwen Stephani  
  • Crazy- Gnarls Barkly
  • Domino- Jessie J.
  • Don't Ya- Pussycat Dolls  
  • Forget You- Cee Lo Green  
  • Get the Party Started - P!nk  
  • Give Me One Reason-Tracy Chapman  
  • Hella Good- No Doubt   
  • Holla Back Girl - Gwen Stephani  
  • Hot and Cold- Katy Perry  
  • I Kissed a Girl- Katy Perry  
  • I'm just a Girl - No Doubt  
  • In the Dark- DEV  
  • It's My Life- No Doubt  
  • Just Dance- Lady Gaga  
  • Kiss- Prince  
  • Lady Marmalade- Christina Aguilera  
  • Last Friday Night- Katy Perry  
  • Lights- Ellie Goulding
  • Mercy- Duffy  
  • Moves like Jagger- Maroon 5  
  • Only Girl in the World- Rihanna
  • Paris (Ooh La La) - Grace Potter and the Nocturnals  
  • Pokerface- Lady Gaga  
  • Rehab- Amy Winehouse  
  • Rolling in the Deep- Adele
  • S&M - Rihanna  
  • Since You've Been Gone- Kelly Clarckson  
  • So What- P!nk    
  • Soak Up the Sun- Sheryl Crow  
  • Suddenly I See- KT Turnstall  
  • Sunday Morning - Maroon 5  
  • Sweet Dreams/Get the Party Started - P!nk  
  • Teenage Dream- Katy Perry  
  • The Edge of Glory- Lady Gaga  
  • Tik Tok- Ke$ha  
  • Underneath it All- No Doubt  
  • Valerie- Amy Winehouse  
  • Waking up in Vegas- Katy Perry  
  • Walk Away- Kelly Clarkson  
  • We Found Love- Rihanna  
  • When I Come Around- Green Day  
  • You and your Hand- P!nk  
  • You Ought to Know- Alanis Morrisette  

Classic

  • Any Way You Want It- Journey
  • Bad Girls- Donna Summer  
  • Black Velvet - Alannah Myles  
  • Boogie Oogie Oogie- A Taste Of Honey  
  • Chain of Fools- Aretha Franklin  
  • Don't Stop Believing- Journey  
  • Girl Just Want to Have Fun- Cindy Lauper  
  • Groove is in the Heart- Deelite  
  • Hit Me With Your Best - Pat Benatar  
  • Holiday - Madonna  
  • Hot Stuff - Donna Summer  
  • I Love Rock and Roll- Joan Jett  
  • Into the Groove- Madonna  
  • La Freak- Chic  
  • Lights- Journey
  • Material Girl- Madonna  
  • Play that Funky Music- Wild Cherry  
  • Proud Mary- Tina Turner  
  • Respect- Aretha Franklin  
  • Walking On Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves