Eric Dill

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Eric Dill
Eric Dill in November 2012.JPG
Background information
Birth name Eric Murnan Dill
Born (1981-02-10) February 10, 1981 (age 36)
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Genres Pop rock, alternative rock
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2003–present
Labels Atlantic
Associated acts The Click Five
Website ericdill.com

Eric Dill (born Eric Murnan Dill, 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 2006, 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, 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 14 January 2013.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BillBoard Magazine, Vol. 119, No. 26, 2007, p. 49.
  2. ^ James Layne (2013-01-07). "Q&A: Eric Dill, Platinum Songwriter, Comes Home to Indiana - Circle Citizen". Indianapolis Monthly. Retrieved 2013-01-31. 
  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 2013-01-15. 
  6. ^ a b c "Eric Dill | Wherever You Are | CD Baby Music Store". Cdbaby.com. Retrieved 2012-11-17. 
  7. ^ a b c "National recording artist Eric Dill | indystyle.tv". Wishtv.com. 2013-01-14. Retrieved 2013-01-31. 
  8. ^ a b "Eric Dill | Wherever You Are | CD Baby Music Store". Cdbaby.com. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  9. ^ "Eric Dill Interview: "A record I am thrilled about"". The Star Scoop. 2012-08-27. Retrieved 2012-11-17. 
  10. ^ "The Teens (And 20-somethings), They Are A-Changin'" (PDF). Billboard.biz. Retrieved 2013-01-15.