Brothers Shawn and Michael Cavallo have always shared a passion for music and sharing a message of hope, love and faith. They never dreamed that years later, they would be sharing the stages with Grammy Awarded artists, topping both Hot AC and Rock Top 30 Christian Billboard Charts and headlining international tours.
Since the formation of Manic Drive, their goal was not to just entertain, but to reach out to generation to live out their faith "manically" and be driven to pursue their God-given, individual purpose. With a musical fusion of rock, funk, and EDM, they have been entertaining audiences with explosive performances, sharing their unique "edge pop" sound around the world.
In 2015, their album and #1 Billboard Christian Rock Single "VIP" received a Juno Award (Canada's most prestige Award for Music) and has continued to be an anthem for young people, reminding them how incredibly important they are.
"Every single soul is created with a gift," explains Shawn Cavallo, vocalist of Manic Drive. "VIP is not just about walking the red carpets, celebrity and flash, it's realizing you have a reason. Your purpose is to share your gift, talents and message to people from every corner and every walk of life. Everyone has a calling. Everyone is a VIP"
Manic Drive's upcoming album INTO THE WILD is set to release Tuesday, November 7th and already with their first single "Easier" is impacting the Hot AC/CHR Billboard Top 5. "Easier" is a call for all of us to realize that growing stronger in our faith isn't easy. However, the struggle is always a worthy endeavor.
Even before its release, INTO THE WILD is not only making a wave in the music industry, it's allowing the band to reach the hearts of listeners nationwide with true emotion and honesty.
"We want our new songs to be authentic and honest," Shawn continues. "I think if we write from our hearts, it will connect with our fans, and we can meet them wherever they are. With INTO THE WILD we hope to continue to inspire people to earnestly seek out who God created them to be. We hope people will take a risk and walk into the wild unknown and boldly live their lives reflecting their Creator."
Manic Drive is setting up 2018 with the "1 Night Music Circus" with Sanctus Real for Spring 2018 as well as scheduling a line-up of summer festivals featuring Newsboys, Skillet, Switchfoot, and others.
Manic Drive| Posted January 02, 2010
Amazing band! I had heard some of their music like two years on a Christian music video station based out of Columbus, Ohio, called TVULive, which you all should definitely check out. Then, I saw them in concert with Stryper in October and was thoroughly impressed. Michael, the guitar player, is a really nice guy if you ever get the chance to talk to them. =D
Love them!| Posted October 30, 2009
i had actually always been a fan of Manic Drive, but once i read more about them on NRT i downloaded some more of their music and i love EVERYTHING by them. (that i've heard)
Great!| Posted August 25, 2009
I had never heard of this band before NRT posted it on an email... So I clicked on their link and I listened to them quite a bit. And I figured out I really like these guys... Keep Rockin for Jesus Manic Drive!