With the release of Innocent Minds, Sara drive is born. Innocent Minds is a mosaic that represents piece by piece, a musical idea that will thrive. The album is a colorful variety of songs assembled over two years beginning with just two members. The listener can hear the album mature as Sara drive takes it's first step into the light. Sara drive was created out of necessity. Philadelphia University was a breeding ground for kids who needed musical substance. 'I remember when Mikie and I first got together, parties would go silent when we picked up our guitars,' says Matt DeAngelis. 'We were just making a couple dollars playing open mics when we recruited the Hepler brothers.' The Hepler's were pulled straight out of suburbia where they were known for being the fastest hardcore rhythm duo around. 'I knew Matty D growing up; we used to tear the Philly underground scene apart for a few years,' says Matt Hepler. 'D asked Mike and I to jam as a favor. I remember seeing some guy walking up with a keyboard and a sax and I was like, what the hell.' The final band member added was from Baltimore. He left his most recent project to play with Sara drive. Chris Hill was handpicked for playing smooth jazz saxophone and heartfelt piano with roots to the church. After only meeting once the band headed for Big Sky Audio, where they created an untitled demo showcasing four acoustic songs. Sara drive began 'paying their dues' as they played for small groups in corner bars throughout the neighborhoods of Philadelphia. After only a couple months of playing smoke filled bars, a small recording label representing mostly R & B artists, waited for the band after a show. Sara drive found themselves right back in the studio to write and record a full-length album making all of their ideas a reality. Drew Raison was chosen to produce the project, and within only months the album was complete with seven fresh songs and four rerecorded titles from the demo. Nothing is that easy. At the completion of the recording session the label's funding went into the toilet. Unable to satisfy the ever-growing hunger for the bands new material, the label was let go. 'We were just moving way too fast for the small label; they couldn't keep up and eventually began to pull us down,' Chris Hill states. 'We had to keep moving at our own pace, which is pretty damned fast.' Now completely funded by friends and investors the band finally releases Innocent Minds, while playing all the hottest spots in and around Philadelphia. Sara drive is bringing in large crowds making it hard; maybe impossible to play small venues. The band now supports the album by playing brand new music written for an up and coming project. Sara drive is already working on their next full length album, which will be a solid statement of the band's progression. 'We will continue doing what we love; we will express ourselves through our music.' Sara drive.