Warner Drive brought the end of their Wednesday residency dates at The Viper Room, on Feb. 20. Knee High Fox and Gunpowder Secrets were also the opening acts. The Bangkok Five was the headlining act.
Jonny Law is the lead vocalist, Candice Levinson and Ryan Harris are the guitarists, Jonny Udell is the drummer and Ronnie Elvis James is the bassist of Warner Drive. Levinson, Harris and James are also the backup vocalists.
Lady Sinatra’s Joseph Holiday, The Shakers’ Jodie Schell, Casper and the Bad Spirits’ Casper, Gunpowder Secrets’ JD Askamoto, Diamond Lane’s Brandon Baumann and DropDead L.A.’s Gabriella DeMarco were special guests.
Before Warner Drive started their set with “Scarecrow”, Law introduced themselves as Gunpowder Secrets. When Gunpowder Secrets performed earlier in the evening, the all-male members dressed up as Warner Drive. Harris, James and Levinson provided backup vocals.
After Warner Drive covered NOFX’s “21st Century Digital Boy”, Holiday was called upon to help cover Clutch’s “Cypress Grove”. Before they continued, he requested for a side of whiskey.
Baumann was summoned onto the stage to cover Golden Earring’s “Radar Love”. Law sensed some competition and complimented Baumann’s attractive appearance, afterwards Harris joked about being left out of the competition. Warner Drive continued with “Boys and Girls” and mentioned it would be on their next album.
Schell accompanied Warner Drive for Roxette’s “She’s Got The Look”. Law mentioned The Shakers would be performing at The Roxy Theatre, on Feb. 21. He requested everyone to join him and support the Los Angeles local scene.
Casper and Askamoto were asked to accompany Warner Drive, as they covered Billy Idol’s “Rebel Yell”. Law spoke of the history between him and Casper. He remembered when Casper worked at The Viper Room, denied Law’s entry due to age and how their friendship blossomed. During the recital, James introduced the duo drumming performance of Askamoto and Udell.
DeMarco was requested to help cover Motörhead’s “Ace of Spades”. Law thanked DeMarco and DropDead L.A., for being part of Warner Drive’s residency. He complimented her vocal abilities, before they began.
“Metal Bridge” was the last song of Warner Drive’s set. Afterwards, Law reminded the audience their next show will be on Mar. 1. He thanked everyone who performed with them, during the residency. Also, he reminded them to support all of the local bands.
“Fully Loaded”, “Faking Smiles” and “The Whore” were also part of Warner Drive’s set.