Driveshaft Hard Rock / Co. Cork
Finding copies of the old DRIVESHAFT records is next to impossible. There are a couple of blogs online that have the ‘Heartbreaker’ single available for download, and the Cozy Powell album is still available. But that is pretty much it. The only other release I could find any trace of was the ‘Live Cutz EP’. It had been sold on eBay just after Christmas last year for £141. So being the chancer that I am, I emailed the seller and asked if he’d made a digital copy of it. Two days later I got an email with the music files attached. Which was pretty decent of the guy!
Gerry Lane has been active on various fronts over the years and has released several solo albums, all ranging in various forms of rock from blues to country and straight up rock. Releases include “Meloneras Blues” in 2008… “Till The End Of The Line” in 2010, which has a decent AC/DC blues style with a GARY MOORE vibe to it… The country tinged rock album “Long Way Home”… And in 2015 Gerry Lane revisited his early years and re-recorded tracks from DISCOVERY and DRIVESHAFT for the album “Bloodlines”.
You can find out more about what he’s up to these days at his website, http://www.gerrylanemusic.com/.
A CD Anthology of the bands early singles and London demos was released by Greek label ‘Obscure Nwobhm Releases (ONR)’ in 2020.
Hard Rock, Rock, Soft Rock
- Gerry Lane (1980-1990) - Vocals/Guitar
- Luca Zamberlin (1989-1990) - Guitar
- Nicky Del Bo (1989-1990) - Keyboards
- Pete Gordelier (1989-1990) - Bass
- Mike Maher (1983)(1989-1990) - Drums
- Jaime Page (Driveshaft/Cajo 1985-1987) - Guitar
- Fred Avesque (1984-1987) - Guitar
- John Hennessey (1984-1987) - Bass
- Graham Waxman (1984-1987) - Drums
- John Sinclair (CAJO (1985-1986) - Keyboards
- Cozy Powell (CAJO (1985-1986) - Drums
- Neil Murray (CAJO (1985-1986) - Bass
- Noel Murphy (1982-1983) - Bass
- Gary Hartnett (1982-1983) - Drums
- Jeremy Nagle (1982-1983) - Guitar
- Kieran Kennedy (1982) - Guitar/Vocals
- Pat O’Driscoll (1982) - Bass
- Noel Curran (1981-82) - Guitar
- Wayne Sheehy (1981-82) - Drums
- David O'Donovan (Discovery 1980) - Guitars
- Don Boyle (Discovery 1980) - Bass
- Finbar O'Mahony (Discovery 1980) - Drums
- Pat O'Donovan (Discovery 1980) - Sax/Vocals
- Chris Hurley (Discovery 1980) - Bass
- Denis O'Mahony (Discovery 1980) - Drums
- John McGrath (Discovery 1980) - L.Guitar
- Noel Redding (Discovery 1980) - L.Guitar [session]