Formerly; Mike Lee of Barren Cross

Lead Singer/Composer/Guitarist


"Michael Drive is a skilled and talented singer/songwriter, who crafts powerful and inspired songs. He is also an experienced and competent instrumentalist and producer; in the studio as when actually writing the material. Very well produced and a very interesting sound. In his lyrics, Michael is Driven by a desire for truth, and his music reflects that."


"Usually in the case of a rock band, if you take away the band and just leave the singer with the guitar, it's not very impressive; but in Drive's case, it's completely different. I have seen him Live in concert as a solo act: and without the band, he shines, like a multi-faceted diamond. His voice is unique... his musicianship, and his songwriting are excellent."

Michael Drive was born and raised in Los Angeles, California.

Fast forward to 2003, living in Paris France, as well as other parts of Europe: Michael Drive does something quite different from the average band or musician in his approach to success. Buying a motor home, he transforms it into a recording studio, and begins recording and touring Europe. He records his new material with musicians he crosses on the road; simultaneously while performing shows at venues that he books on the road wherever he would be at the time. He also starts playing in the same concerts as popular European artists such as DePalmas (France). His music often carries messages (not heard much in rock) of encouragement to people, and awareness of one's rightful place in society, with songs such as; "One Direction Left... From Hell", "Show Them What You're Made Of", "The Right To Bleed", and "Power". His driving grooves, penetrating guitars, beautiful ballads and a mix of intoxicating energy and melodic curves are constantly innovative, yet simple enough to remain accessible. Michael Drive delivers integrity with every powerful, slamming and soulful beat.

From his roots as the lead singer/guitarist/composer for the group; Barren Cross, he continues to write heart-wrenching songs that have, on many occasions, compelled the fans to send letters, and write emails and blogs on the songs. As the first song title of his album "MICHAEL D.R.I.V.E." states; "One Direction Left... From Hell"; Drive is non-wavering and poised on a steady course in one unique direction...

Thanks to all for making each appearance on the last tour so successful!!! TO THE FANS: YOU'RE THE BEST!!!

Michael Drive

Michael Drive is co-founder of the legendary band Barren Cross; a band who's style in 1983 would pioneer the way in which many bands would follow. They toured the world and recorded and released 5 studio albums, a live album, and a "Best Of" spanning their career. Michael has now gone on to release solo albums and a live DVD of his own music, and has now become an accomplished and established recording artist on his own.

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(Written and composed by Michael Drive; 2006 FAST LANE MUSIC - all rights reserved)

There are those who’ve seen this house
When a wall was there surrounding me
If I have failed you somehow
And I’ve done you wrong, please forgive me
Sometimes in the pain, a struggles born
To live through your decay
As this life has ups and downs
You’ve got to search to find the way
Keep on searching… Don’t give up…

There’s a boy reaching for his girl
But her eyes are reaching for someone else
As he crawls around inside her soul
Trying desperately to touch her there
But she’s far away and he does not know
That today, she’ll say goodbye
When you’re up, you’re good… but when you’re down,
Somehow your search is stronger now

Keep on searching… Don’t give up…
Keep on searching… Don’t give up…
You will find it… Look up.

There’s a man with a shopping cart on the street
Doesn’t know where he’s going,
he’s got no ambitious feet
Somewhere along the line, he saw the time
Time to just stop trying, get wasted and die
Hey man, get yourself back on your two feet
They need you… for all you… can be
When you’re down, there’s one direction left from hell
But will your searching live to tell…?

Keep on searching… Don’t give up…
Keep on searching… Don’t give up…
You will find it… Look up.
Keep on searching…
Keep on searching…
There’s one direction left… from hell.

Michael Drive Music Available