The Drama Club
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|The Drama Club|
|Origin||Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Years active||2005 – 2011|
|Associated acts||The Panic Switch
The band idea and initial concept began in c. 2005 when lead singer and primary composer Nick Coyle, formerly of the rock band Lifer (Universal Music), moved back to Pennsylvania after singing for the Chicago-based rock outfit Widescreen with Geno Lenardo and Steve Gillis (formerly of Filter). After working on songs for a few months, the band was introduced to producer Bill Appleberry (The Wallflowers, The Used, Stone Temple Pilots, Adema) by management who expressed interested in working on their songs and recording them. The band and Appleberry recorded five songs which the band later self-released in 2006 on an EP called Greatest Hits to get the music out and tour regionally to build a fan base. These five songs were recorded in just four days at Soundmine Studios, in E. Stroadsburg, PA and mixed in Los Angeles. In 2008 another producer, Rob Caggiano, came out to Pennsylvania to see and hear the band play one of their live shows. Finding quite a bit of interest in the band, Caggiano called Jay Baumgardner to help the band mix another EP called The Drama Club. This 2008 self-titled EP also includes guest vocalist Ben Burnley of Breaking Benjamin who is a childhood friend of Coyle's and was released and distributed nationally by EMI Music. The Drama Club's song "Everybody Wants Some" was chosen by ESPN and is featured in their "NFL Plays of December", NFL Live and ESPN News shows. To support this EP the band completed two national tours supporting Cold and Semi-Precious Weapons; they have also done many regional dates with Papa Roach, Breaking Benjamin, Chevelle, Saving Abel, Candlebox, Hoobastank, and Velvet Revolver. In 2009 the band wrote more songs for their debut full-length album, and toured regionally. In 2010, The Drama Club posted 3 songs for download on facebook. Two of which were new demos and the third was an acoustic version on 'Brand New Day'. The album title for these songs is called 'Presents: The Twilight Symphony'. This is rumoured to be the title of The Drama Club's debut full-length album  On November 11, 2010 The Drama Club put the new demo album "Presents: The Twilight Symphony" Up for free download on ILike.com which also appears on the bands Facebook page.
On Thursday, March 17, 2011 The Drama Club announced that there is officially no more Drama Club.
- Vocals/Synths/Guitars: Nick Coyle
- Guitar: Peshi
- Drums: Christopher Bones
- Bass: Mike Morgan
- Guitar/Vocals: Chris Bishop 
- Guitar/Vocals: Eric Sandroski
- Drums: Randy Elmy
- Guitar/Vocals: Jon Novakovich
- Keyboards: Chris Wallace
- Keyboards: Ryan Kofron
- Guitar/Vocals: Nate Bevan
- Bass: R.J. McLean
- Drums: Kevin Soffera
- Drums: Tony Kruszka
EPs (Extended Plays)
- 2004 - The Beginning (Demo)[dead link]
- 2005 - The Greatest Hits EP
- 2007 - This Could Be Just What You Wanted (Demo)[dead link]
- 2008 - The Drama Club - EP
- 2010 - The Drama Club Presents: The Twilight Symphony (Demo)[dead link]
- "November" receives a fair amount of radio play on Sirius Satellite Radio, on the Octane station.
- Promotional Single
- "November" - 2:59
- "November (Instrumental)" - 3:00
- "Band Biography". MySpace.com.
- "Band Former Member List". CDBaby.com.
- "Sirius Satellite Radio Song Rotation". Dogstarradio.com.