Louisiana Music Archive

Drive-In Funeral


1994-1997

Drive-in Funeral was a high school garage band comprised of members from Lafayette, LA, Mere, LA and Youngsville, LA.

The band was started by another local guitarist, Nathan Rice, Jason Decou on Bass Guitar, Allen Clements on Lead Vocals & Eddie Budd on Drums

In their first year, the band acquired Byron Tatman from area band Height 611 and Jeremy McBane who attended LHS with Allen.

The band enjoyed playing shows with Rare Avis, Urbo Sleeks, Jimmy Eat World, Evil Nurse Sheila and many more. Freqented venues included Main Street in Breaux Bridge, Metropolis, Various Outdoor shows and annual "Art House Jive" events.

Byron Tatman went on to play in star-dot-star, the object at the end of history and most recently, Portland, OR's Air War. Allen Clements went on to play in Claymore, Victim of Modern Age and Pennsylvania's Sadaharu.

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