ABOUT AREN DRIFT

AREN DRIFT is a female fronted progressive rock band based on the South coast of England.

The band's distinctive style brings together classic rock with lots of international influences, heavy melodic riffs, unique contralto vocals, seductive lyrics and original music progressions.

The band was formed in 2016 in Brighton and it is named after Czech musician, artist and photographer Aren Drift

(Radka Nemcova). Radka has formed the band together with Matt Plumley (lead guitar) and Dominic Cahillane (drums) who remain the key members of the band. After establishing a core sound and set, they took on board established bassist Dave Moore to polish off their live sound and performance. Dave left the band in April 2018 and was replaced by Brighton based bass player Theo Corcoran.

Considering the fact the band is still relatively new on the scene, Aren Drift are progressing quickly. The band has performed at numerous venues in South Coast of England and their fan base is growing rapidly. 

It the meantime, the band is working on a debut album together with well established industry names in sound and mixing.

They collaborated with some great people in the music industry such as Eds John - The Park Studios Brighton (Credits: mixing and live FOH sound engineering for MCFly and Kygo), and Gordon Fordyce - LA, California (Credits: sound engineering and mixing for Motley Crue, David Bowie, Marilyn Manson and many others).

INFLUENCES

Queen of the Damned (soundtracks), Deftones, Disturbed, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Tool, Black Peaks, Marilyn Manson, Pink Floyd, System of a Down, Arch Enemy, Gojira, all sorts of international music and many others. 

AREN DRIFT BIO

AREN DRIFT (RADKA NEMCOVA) is an independent songwriter, musician, photographer and artist living in Brighton, UK.

She was born in Czech and studied music, ballet, photography and art for 9 years. She’s has played and performed at numerous venues and music festivals in Czech since she was 16. She worked as a music promoter, as well as a session singer / backing vocalist for numerous Czech bands. She’s been writing music and lyrics from a very young age. In 2016 she formed a rock band named after her pseudonym AREN DRIFT. Her music influence is very broad and the roots of her music stem from classic rock and metal, grunge, nu metal, blues, gypsy folk, and all kinds international music. She is currently managing the band. Radka is a creative, driven and hard working person with strong musical and artistic visions. 

 

MATT PLUMLEY is multi-instrumentalist. He plays lead guitar but he is also good bass player and drummer. He works partly as session guitarist and play all sorts of genres and styles. He's been playing guitar since his childhood and he is great person to work with! Matt is a key member of the band and he is fantastic in developing music ideas and taking the songs to another level. He has very good understanding of the technical side which is very beneficial in regards to recording. He works very hard to get the perfect sound and he is certainly doing that well!

DOMINIC CAHILLANE started to play drums at the age of 16. He joined English rock band Bifteck who toured in England for over 10 years and performed at such venues at Shepherds Bush Empire and London Astoria, as well as mid-sized festivals such as Guilfest. Then he joined London Alt Punk Rock band Bundle of ID who successfully performed many years in London and the south of England including the finals of Global Battle Of The Bands. Away from the band he has run music venues and worked occasional drum tech duties for The Damned, Misty In Roots, Henry Rollins, UK Subs and Tenpole Tudor. Over the years Dominic has developed a solid and unique drum style, as well as being a classically trained violinist. He is very committed band member and always good fun!

 

THEO CORCORAN has been playing various instruments all his life but he started playing bass at the age of 11. He's been a member of Brighton based band Kickfist since 2009 and he has played numerous large venues including O2 Islington, Manchaster Academy 3 and Concord 2. He's been also endorsed by Kingdom Guitars. Theo joined Aren Drift in April 2018.

 

 

Past members:


DAVE MOORE is a talented, professional bass player. He works as a session bass guitarist and guitar / bass guitar tutor. His performing experience varies from original acts and covers bands. Dave has incredibly knowledge of music theory and his bass guitar skills are truly impressive. Dave was member of Aren Drift over one year and he still remains our dear friend.

We wish him the best of luck!

Heavy melodic riffs, International influences, The new sound, Aren Drift.