Awake in the Dream, a newer band from Asheville, NC, is hitting it hard with their own brand of Rock, bringing “powerful, passionate vocals and high energy guitar solos” to stages and venues throughout the region.
Following the disintegration of an earlier project, Taylor and Kenny were looking for the perfect drummer.They knew he would complete a rare and talented band, that would grow in the direction of writing and recording original material.
Bringing on Anthony Hyder, as drummer, the project quickly got moving, with mostly cover material at first, playing a few gigs, to forge the live feel of this new and dynamic trio. From the earliest days, they choose to avoid the “same old songs” so many other bands play, re-making a few classic favorites their own way, adding exciting new radio hits, and covering a deep and wide collection. The one driving requirement- It has to be a great song.
After several year of playing with Anthony Hyder, Deanna Norris joined them as an additional singer, and magic was made.
Following the absence of Anthony, who stepped down as the drummer in 2018, It didn’t take long to realize the chemistry with Chad was perfect: it quickly became one of those very rare combinations where everyone is a team player, and each one complements the others; The whole becomes greater than the sum of its parts.
Adding fans at every show and building momentum wherever they play, Understanding Artist development, and the need to promote their shows, Awake in the Dream is rapidly breaking onto the scene and carving out a place for themselves in the hearts and minds of fans everywhere.
Combine gripping vocals and shredding guitar craft,
Support that by powerful drums and striking bass,
then mix in synth, and other keyboards, all issuing from a trio, and you have the formula for Awake in the Dream; definitely not your run-of the-mill rock band
Pulling influences from modern rock artists like Three Days Grace and Halestrom, to classic bands like Bon Jovi and Van Halen, and combining New Rock and Classic rock styles, Awake in the Dream has to be seen live to be understood.
The roots of Awake in the Dream actually began in 1991 when a very young Kenny and Chad were playing together in the band "Euphoria". Fast forward 21 years, to 2018: Following the re-organisation of their earlier project, Taylor and Kenny were looking for the perfect drummer.They knew he would complete a new and talented band, that would grow in the direction of writing and recording original material. The original material would become the key to where this project would go. After several “almost right” players, they reconnected with Kenny’s old friend and drummer, Chad.