Eric Dill

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Eric Dill
Eric Dill in November 2012
Eric Dill in November 2012
Background information
Birth nameEric Murnan Dill
Born (1981-02-10) February 10, 1981 (age 43)
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
GenresPop rock, alternative rock
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, musician
Instrument(s)vocals, guitar
Years active2003–present
LabelsAtlantic

Eric Murnan Dill (born February 10, 1981) is an American singer and songwriter.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Dill was born and grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States.[2] He became the lead singer of the pop-rock group The Click Five.[3] In February 2007, soon after filming the movie Taking Five with the band, he left Click Five to focus on his solo music career.[4][5] In early 2007, he wrote "No Surprise", a song that was later the first single on Daughtry's second album, Leave This Town.[6] In late 2012, Eric Dill relocated from Hollywood to his native Indianapolis.[7]

Achievements[edit]

In 2012, Dill released his first collection of four songs entitled Wherever You Are.[6] With record producer Matt Radosevich and mastering by Eric Valentine, the sound was created to capture and add the distinct flavor of Dill's delivery of style.[8] Major influences include U2, Nine Inch Nails, Savage Garden, Our Lady Peace and Thirty Seconds to Mars.[8] The collection was recorded at Barefoot Studios in Los Angeles.[6]

Dill's first full-length album, Forever is Not Enough, was released in November 2012.[9] It featured 13 original songs. "War with the Wolves" was the first song released off from the album Forever is Not Enough.[7] The song was listed in the Billboard Top 40 Indicator Chart.[10] "In My Head", another song from the album, was released to radio on January 14, 2013.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard, Vol. 119, No. 26, 2007, p. 49.
  2. ^ James Layne (January 7, 2013). "Q&A: Eric Dill, Platinum Songwriter, Comes Home to Indiana – Circle Citizen". Indianapolis Monthly. Archived from the original on February 16, 2013. Retrieved January 31, 2013.
  3. ^ Larkin, C., The Encyclopedia of Popular Music, Oxford University Press, 2006, p. 417.
  4. ^ Ratiner, T., Contemporary Musicians: Profiles of the People in Music, 2008, p. 49.
  5. ^ "Indianapolis musicians to blaze distinct trails in 2013". Indystar.com. Retrieved January 15, 2013.
  6. ^ a b c "Eric Dill | CD Baby Music Store". Cdbaby.com. Retrieved November 17, 2012.
  7. ^ a b c "National recording artist Eric Dill | indystyle.tv". Wishtv.com. January 14, 2013. Retrieved January 31, 2013.
  8. ^ a b "Eric Dill | CD Baby Music Store". Cdbaby.com. Retrieved January 15, 2013.
  9. ^ "Eric Dill Interview: "A record I am thrilled about"". The Star Scoop. August 27, 2012. Retrieved November 17, 2012.
  10. ^ "The Teens (And 20-somethings), They Are A-Changin'" (PDF). Billboard. Retrieved January 15, 2013.