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Cover Drive Reveal Diverse Influences Including Bob Marley, Blink 182 And Bruno Mars

Friday, 04 May 2012 Written by Elliott Batte
Cover Drive Reveal Diverse Influences - Including Bob Marley, Blink 182 And Bruno Mars

Barbados-based pop band Cover Drive have revealed that they've been influenced by an incredibly diverse range of music, with Amanda Reifer and co. listing people like Bob Marley, Gwen Stefani, The Strokes and Bruno Mars as inspirations.

The band were asked by Digital Spy who their influences were, and gave a rather diverse answer – picking artists from a number of different genres, from pop, to reggae, to indie, to hip-hop.

Reifer told the site: “Oh my gosh, definitely. Bob Marley is a huge influence. A lot of recent artists as well - Bruno Mars is incredible. Rihanna - her career is incredible. She's from Barbados, so she's a huge influence as well. Individually we all have really different influences.”

The rest of the group went on to list names like Beyonce, Imogen Heap, Blink 182, The Foo Fighters, Gwen Stefani, Radiohead and the Strokes – with T-Ray Armstrong confessing that he's into a bit of metal.

Cover Drive will be making a number of UK appearances this summer. If you need tickets to any of their shows, check the links and details below.

Cover Drive UK & Ireland Tour Dates are as follows:

Sun July 29th 2012 - Quex Park, Margate
Sun August 19th 2012 - South Park, OX4 1NT, Oxford
Sat August 25th 2012 - Bitts Park, CA3 8UR, Carlisle
Sun August 26th 2012 - Chantry Park, IP2 0BS, Ipswich
Mon August 27th 2012 - The PROBIZ County Ground, BN3 3AN, Brighton

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