Devil on My Shoulder
Bored by their office jobs in Marketing Research, Adam Afridi and Brian Bickel found that they shared a passion in music that stirred their souls. In July of 2005, Adam convinced Brian to buy not only a 16 track recording device with all the recording essentials, but also a gorgeous guitar from a lovely inspiring young musician who's been sent to Iraq. Playing the role of the 'Devil On My Shoulder', it was Adam's convincing ('Do it! Do it!') that made this album possible. Drawing from a diverse mix of influences including Classic, Folk, and Alternative Rock as well as Jazz, Blues, Rockabilly and World Music elements, Difference Driver fuse together a unique blend of Roots Rock that is brand new, yet familiar. The chemistry of these two musicians was immediately apparent in that first jam session. While they knew before this time they shared a deep passion for a wide range music, what they never expected to find was the mutual talent they possessed and how vastly complimentary their skills were. 'Devil On My Shoulder' is followed up by the 2006 release of 'Soul Seeker', and 'Checkout Time' in 2008. Brian's semi-solo project 'Just B and Friends' was released in 2007.