Somewhere between Philadelphia and New York on the New Jersey Turnpike you will find the home of Dive, Philadelphia’s newest alternative rock outfit. Dive is no stranger to the Southern Jersey/Philadelphia music scene and has played just about every venue in the area since forming in 2004. In 2007 Dive self-released The Truth About Us which was produced by David Bendeth (Paramore, Breaking Benjamin). On May 11th Picture Perfect was released by Phase One/MadRock which features the single “Last Call Romance.”
Since releasing their debut Dive has had a steady stream of success. In 2009 Dive went to legendary 4th St. Recording Studios in Santa Monica, CA to record Picture Perfect with help from the infamous producer Jim Wirt (Incubus, No Doubt, Jack’s Mannequin). Dive’s sound is driven alternative Rock ‘n Roll that hits you with a fury of tight rhythms and distorted guitars from beginning to end that is similar to Three Days Grace, Hoobastank, & Fuel.
Dive consists of Jonny Sitar (Vocals), Evan Canova and Jeff Moczydlowski (Guitars), Mike Morgan (Bass), and Zhach Kelsch (Drums). Dive has such a loyal fan base that Philadelphia’s 93.3 WMMR booked them to play with Stone Temple Pilots, Alice In Chains, Three Days Grace, Fuel, and Skillet for their annual WMMR*B*Q. WMMR has supported the band since releasing The Truth About Us in 2007, and even premiered “Last Call Romance” in April. Dive recently won their idol Bon Jovi’s Wanted: A SuperBAND Tonight! Competition on Ourstage and opened up for Bon Jovi at the highly anticipated show at the new Meadowland Stadium. If Dive can continue to impress their loyal fans, and continue to gain more fans Bon Jovi better watch out!