The Droppers refuse to be your typical cliché band.
They don't just want to be the music playing in the background of life. They want to capture your heart, mind, and soul with their melodies. The members want to inspire and connect with their audience on a level that has never been felt before. They believe in the intense power of their music and feel that you will as well.
Joe Puccio (Lead Singer) was once quoted "Our songs are powerful because they are raw. Our songs come from our lives, true experiences, and emotions. Every lyric has a meaning. We don't use words for the sake of creating a song, or to 'just make it fit.' We use them to communicate and convey emotion... to connect".
"Their music will deliver a message to you that you will understand. Their motto is the title of their debut CD. "Live For Today." Ramsey Sindaha (Lead Guitarist) states "We realize that we will be laying 6 feet under much longer than we are on top of this glorious planet. So we are just trying to live for fun and not the long run." That statement really touches base with most people. It's a true reflection of how each member lives their lives. Each of which is extremely dedicated to what they do, and they enjoy doing it to the fullest extent.
The band was originally founded by a small group of friends on a surf trip one fateful summer in Mexico. Too much sun, and a few too many cerveza's led to an all-night jam session consisting of one solitary song everyone knew. One of the founding members, Barry (who is no longer with the group), came up with the original name The Panty Droppers, referring to an old joke his father once told him. The name has since been shortened to The Droppers, once the band realized they honestly had something more to offer to the world besides booze and dirty jokes.
The Droppers current lineup consists of a stellar cast of musicians and songwriters: Joe Puccio - Lead Vocals \ Rhythm Guitar
Mike Fitzgerald - Drums
Ramsey Sindaha - Lead Guitar
Bryan Downey - Bass
Kim Gram - Viola
Tim Newman - Saxophone
The band has evolved from a cover band to a fun-loving rock band that fuses together many elements from various genre's such as Alternative, Folk, Classic Rock, and Indie in order to create an original home-grown sound that is rivaled by no one. Even though the band was born of modest means, their music is anything but ordinary. Their sound mixes elements of other amazing groups such as The Dave Matthews Band, O.A.R., Lynyrd Skynyrd, John Mayer, and U2.
Lyrically, they address everything from stories of good times to more serious subject matter. The song "Crime" focuses on one of the members fight with alcoholism. "Destiny" revolves around the ideas that an individual does not have to be a slave to fate. "Rushing to our Graves" was inspired by the masses that live their lives like an obituary instead of actually enjoying the moments presented to them in the present.
The Droppers have performed at numerous popular venues across Southern California. The Whisky A Go-Go, The Derby, The Joint, The Key Club (where they were a top 10 finalist out of 900 in a Battle of the Bands competition), and Safari Sam's just to name a few.
They have also performed for the March of Dimes Charity Group on several occasions for audiences of thousands. The band has also performed at various outdoor venues such as Balboa Park in San Diego, CA for 10,000 people, and Fashion Island in Newport Beach, CA for 6,000.
Even an impromptu performance atop an RV at the world famous Stagecoach Music Festival. That just goes to show that they will play anywhere at anytime. The Droppers have also had the pleasure of sharing a stage with such amazing talent as Eddie Money, The Gin Blossoms, and William Tell.