Faber Drive to perform in Kelowna



Faber Drive is a four-piece, Juno Award nominated Canadian pop/rock group from Mission, BC. Discovered by Chad Kroeger of Nickelback, and signed to his ‘604 Records’ Label in 2007 after the band won the Fox Seeds Competition in Vancouver, Faber Drive have gone on to release three studio albums.

It’s been three years since Mission’s favourite sons Faber Drive delivered their acclaimed sophomore set can’T keEp A SecrEt, an album that spiked their pop rock style with extra synth sounds on hits like ‘G-Get Up and Dance!’ and ‘Give Him Up’. Following a Juno nomination for Pop Album of the Year, a headlining tour across Canada, and double platinum single sales for ‘G-Get Up and Dance’, the BC boys are ready for fans to discover their newest album, Lost In Paradise.

While the record showcases the strong yet sugary hooks that have carried the group since their 2007 debut Seven Second Surgery, and furthers the electro-pop experiments of can’T keEp A SecrEt, it’s also poised to bring the band into even more uncharted territory, “There are going to be a few super ballads, there’s going to be a few fun, party rockin’ songs, and it’ll definitely be a fun, energetic album to listen to, for sure,” vocalist/guitarist Dave Faber explains from a newly renovated barn where the band is putting the finishing touches on the varied collection with longtime collaborator Colin “Crocker” Friesen. “We’re big believers in songs,” Faber continues, “if it’s a song that people can relate to, if it’s a song that we feel passionate about, if it’s a song that gives us chills…that’s the most important thing for us.”

As for the lyrics, while the song shouts out the L.A. scene’s mansions, models, money and bottles, the key to the single’s spirit, as chanted by the band, is that “everybody knows that’s it’s not about that.” “You don’t need to be in Hollywood to have a good time. That’s the basic story of it,” the singer says of the sentiment. “You can be anywhere you want to be, you’ve just got to make the best of what you’ve got.”

“Music is about emotion,” bassist Jeremy “Krikit” Liddle elaborates. “Whether it’s a party song like ‘Set It Off’ or ‘Do It In Hollywood’, or whether it’s a love story like ‘Candy Store’, we want to have songs that make people feel different things.”

KeyNote Productions presents Faber Drive LIVE in concert at the Kelowna Community Theatre on Monday, May 6 at 8:00PM while on a national concert tour in support of their ‘Lost in Paradise’ album released this past summer. Tickets go on sale today, Tuesday, April 2 at 10AM and can be purchased online at www.SelectYourTickets.com, by phone at 250.762.5050 or in person at the Prospera Place box office.

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