Mize and the Drive is a musical collective formed in 2009 and is currently made up of Lee Ramsey (lead vocals, guitar), Cody Malak (lead guitar, vocals), Dan Jarnagin (drums), Alex Stevenson (saxophone), Maddie Denton (electric violin), and Nathan Deese (bass, vocals). The band has seen a rotating cast of members over the years, but the core contributors to the sound have always stayed the same. With Lee Ramsey’s soulful songwriting remaining the centerpiece, a three lead attack of guitar, saxophone, and violin drives the music while jazzy bass and funky beats keep the six piece together as one unit. The band meshes rock, soul, folk, jazz, and funk into one seamless experience and pushes the live performance with high energy, smooth transitions, tight instrumentation, and polished execution all while leaving plenty of room to jam.
Past & Rotating Members:
Ben Wencil – Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Les Greer – Bass, Vocals
Joe Collier – Bass
Tom Seymour – Bass, Keys, Vocals