North Shore Boston’s Cold Engines is the retro-wave, power pop, and melody driven rock project of radio darling touring machine, The Brew’s founder David Drouin and drummer Aaron Zaroulis. The group emerged in 2015 with a prolific run of 10 full length albums and over 140 shows a year supporting the likes of Los Lobos, Blues Traveler, Bobby Keyes, Rustic Overtones, and Soule Mounde.
Officially launched in 2015 with the debut record in the can, the band was started in the ashes of The Brew. Drouin and Zaroulis pivoted quickly to capture something special. With the relentless pop hooks of The Police, Queen, The Killers and The Beatles serving as inspiration, Drouin knew exactly what he was after.
Capturing the urgency and catchiness of the golden era of pop music, Drouin and Zaroulis garnered an obsession. Honing the band with additions of journeyman Boston heavyweights was necessary. Geoff Pilkington from Soul Rebel Project and Eric Reingold from Jamantics joined full time along with a slew of guest stars like Amelia Gormley, Matt Pynn, Jon Persson, John Funkhouser, Emily Garcia, Chris Plante, Seth Campbell, Jordan Holt, Adam Ezra, Audrey Ryan, Adam Saylor, Johnny Bluehorn, Andrew Fogliano, and Ben Alleman with Tim Phillips in NYC heading up the recording team.
Winning “Rock Band Of The Year” at the New England Music Awards and subsequent nominations for “Song Of The Year” and “New Act Of The Year” in multiple Northeast award shows, the industry took notice. Now five years in, the band has found itself fully and without apology as a new wave power pop force.