A high-energy atmospheric rock band with influences from Pink Floyd, The Beatles and Rush, melded into something modern and fresh for today's audiences.
“The core of Dream Alive is melodic rock,” says Nik Phoeniks (lead singer/songwriter/keyboardist). “But we’re always interested in expanding our musicality to incorporate everything from a psychedelic direction to cinematic range. We want to bridge the gap between our classic rock roots and our modern rock influences.”
In order to achieve that expansive and encompassing sound, the band came together to include Nik Phoeniks, lead guitarist Karan Parikh, rhythm guitarist Ramon Ryder, bassist Martin Fredriksson and drummer David Myers (of Frank Ocean fame).
Their debut album Before The Dawn was well-received by critics and fans alike, with the band making their debut to American and international press, getting featured in The Huffington Post, Guitar World, Music Connection and Examiner.com. The band started playing regular headlining shows at THE HOUSE OF BLUES (Hollywood), as well as charity events like the NICCU Health Benefit Concert to a crowd of 1200 attendees.
Their new album, Drifting Away takes their progressive rock roots even further, adding symphonic elements and new textures to give a moodier, heavier vibe to the EP. The band has continued it's tradition as a strong live act, playing in venues across California and Nevada, as it plans a West Coast tour for later in 2015, as well as an international India tour sometime in early 2016.