DRATER started in 2009 with just two - Trajan on guitar and Cole on guitar. Obviously, not a band. A few weeks later they met their drummer Matthew "Hew" West. That April they had their first gig together as a band preforming songs like "Back in Black" and "Smoke on the Water". Not too difficult, but classics, nevertheless. As time passed they realized that they needed a singer, so Cole went to vocals and guitar. Next, Trajan moved to bass. Over the next month Cole and Matthew went to a music camp where they met their soon-to-be singer...Mira Fountain. It was a perfect fit. After camp they had their first jam session, Mira, Cole, Trajan, and Hew....it was on! Drater was complete.
2. A slang term referring to a friend, meaning “brother,”or“homedawg”
3. A term used sarcastically to insult one’s peer
2. Yo, yo What's up you drater!
3. Good going...DRATER!