Whether playing solo with an acoustic guitar or screaming Hendrix-style riffs on a violin, Drew Bordeaux never fails to captivate and entertain any audience. His original tunes weave classic rock and blues with today's pop and alternative styles to create music that is rich, moving, and relentlessly catchy.
Growing up in Westchester, NY, he began playing violin at age 6, and then picked up a guitar 5 years later. He gained local fame in high school by composing and conducting orchestral works, starring as Concertmaster of school groups, and performing in the New York State All-State String Orchestra, before he attended Harvard University. There, Drew immersed himself in the vibrant Boston music scene. Before long he was not only playing in the Harvard Pops Orchestra, but performing for thousands in the Northeast and Bermuda as violinist and guitarist for Harvard’s historic Hasty Pudding Theatricals organization. He also participated in sessions for artists like DJ J Period and Lauryn Hill, and played alongside British vocalist Tom Lowe in the band Tommy and the Tigers, as well as Dave Bickler of Survivor.
Despite all of these achievements, Drew is still first and foremost a songwriter. He has composed dozens of songs performed at an impressive list of venues, including Boston’s the Middle East and Sanders Theater, and NYC’s the Bitter End, Ace of Clubs, and CBGB. Drew became a regular at NYC’s the Alphabet Lounge, where he debuted his first EP, the “Live Your Way EP.” With deeply personal lyrics and catchy melodies, this EP quickly became popular among Drew’s fans.
In late 2009 Drew teamed up with drummer Matt Graff to form the Drew Bordeaux Group. This band’s energy and immense talent connect them to their audience, inviting every listener to share in their passion for music. After a highly anticipated debut at NYC's most exclusive club Canal Room, the Drew Bordeaux Group went on to become a frequent headliner at renowned venues such as the National Underground, Kenny's Castaways, and the Bitter End. After completing a residency at the National Underground, the band is currently on break while Drew works on his first full-length album.
"As musicians, we get thousands of opportunities to connect with an audience, but we only get one chance to make a fan," Drew says of being a performing musician. "Every night, we're playing our hearts out to make sure we're doing the songs justice. Even if a listener has no musical background, they'll know if we're phoning in what we do. If there are three people in the room or three thousand, you can believe I'll be strumming and banging away until the strings are breaking, and I'm really telling a story."