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Rose Hill Drive is band that has made its distinctive mark with the resurgence of raw, garage-style rock and roll in a record industry. The trio from Boulder that features brothers Jake and Daniel Sproul on bass and guitar, respectively. Also to play drums is their high school buddy Nate Barnes.

Though the band was formed very early, playing in the garage, they moved to studio in the year 2000. it was after three years, in 2003, when they went on their first national tour. The guys have not lost any of the dedication and unwillingness to compromise their sound that has taken them to the top of today's list of unsigned bands.

Ever since their first tour the band has constantly touring. It is their intense touring and technical prowess that has brought the band into the spotlight numerous times, culminating with a packed set at this year's Bonnaroo Music Festival in Tennessee. Daniel told The Marquee in a recent interview that Bonnaroo was "the peak. We were unknown, with no record, and we were drawing them in with the music. We were on top of the world."
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The popularity of the band can be perfectly sketched with their appearances at several world tours. They were on the Vans Warped Tour in 2004 and have also opened for such bands as the reunited Black Crowes, Gov't Mule and Van Halen. The latter liked Rose Hill Drive so much that when their run with them was over, they asked them right back to play another round of shows — surprising, but not so to those who have seen the band live.

If you ask the band members or any of their crew to put a label on their sound, as many bands seem loath to do these days, the answer quickly and invariably comes back, "rock and roll!" With sets consisting mainly of original material, the band is not afraid to delve into covers by rock greats such as Black Sabbaths' "Faeries Wear Boots," or The Who's "Young Man Blues."

When the band was on peak of success, the band did something that no one expected — they shelved the project. While the tracks they laid down for that record now sit collecting dust, every band member has expressed gratitude for the opportunity and insight gained from the experience. "The main thing is that we weren't ready to make our first album. It was a great thing, but it felt forced," said Barnes. Added Jake, "It sounded slick, and we're not slick. We're free to create, and we're not taking that lightly."

The bad has always worked hard on getting fan attention. Creating new fans, creating new opportunities, and of course, creating new music. The band has written a spate of new tunes in recent months, using the experiences of the road and the studio as a catalyst for some. "We learned so much. We wouldn't be writing the tunes we are now without it," Barnes said.

Currently band is engrossed in writing songs for the their future projects. They do plan to release anew album, although they do not have a target date, and they aree tracking some songs at Boulder's Coupe Studios, with no self-imposed time constraints. "We're more into it than we've ever been," said Jake.

Next month will mark Rose Hill Drive's first gig outside the U.S., when they play the Azkena Rock Fest, in Bilbao, Spain. They will be sharing the stage with bands Gov't Mule, Queens of the Stone Age and Wilco. And, while fans still wait breathlessly for a studio release, the band has a live CD, recorded April 8 and 9, 2005, at the Fox Theatre, in Boulder.

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