Cover Drive is a band on a mission to bring the sunshine and sounds of their native Barbados to the world. In 2011 and 2012, the Bajan quartet, comprised of lead vocalist, Amanda, guitarist, Barry, bassist, Jamar and drummer/vocalist, T-Ray, successfully brought the sunshine-y feel good sounds of their Caribbean heritage to the UK music scene.
Labeled Carib-Pop (a fusion of Caribbean music and mainstream pop music), three of Cover Drive’s four singles hit the top 10 of the UK official chart. They had a total of five top 40 hits on the UK Official Chart. Their #1 hit single, ‘Twilight’, had UK natives swaying their hips to the tropical vibes. The band’s debut album reached #14 on the UK Official Chart. The band’s success also earned them several nominations in 2012: one Soul Train Music Award, three 4 Music Honors Awards and six Barbados Music Awards.
Their celeb friends include the likes of Emeli Sande, Jessie J and Ed Sheeran. And both their fellow Barbadian mega superstar, Rihanna and world chart-topper, Kelly Clarkson, have allowed them to share their stage as main support acts. Not too bad for four kids who formed a band just three years ago in a basement in Barbados, at the suggestion of drummer T-Ray’s mom.