Julie Torchin performed for 6 years in the successful Chicago based tribute to Fleetwood Mac & Heart playing the part of both Stevie Nicks and Nancy Wilson. Her credits include opening for national acts Cheap Trick, Grand Funk, Paul Rogers, Kansas, Starship, Joan Jett, and Jim Peterik. Notable venues included Comisky Park, Hawthorne Race Track, Vic Theatre, Navy Pier, World Music Theatre, House of Blues & OC Pavillion, Wildflower Fest. Julie is also an original artist and is currently working on her cd with Brad & Lee.
Dayna has been a natural performer since she was a little girl growing up in a small South Dakota town. After studying voice and saxaphone at the University of South Dakota, she moved to Las Vegas where she has modeled and performed in various musical productions and films. Dayna's forte is her incredible likeness to Sheryl Crow in which she has become one of the top Sheryl Crow impersonators. Dayna performs lead vocals in WildHeart's Women of Rock show, as well as performing the vocals of Christine McVie in the Fleetwood Mac Show. Dayna is also a backup vocalist for a Billy Joel Tribute.
Brad grew up in a musical family and started strumming guitar when he was only 8 years old. He played for years in the Southern California club scene, while studying music composition, along with software engineering at UCSD. After many years of playing Rock, Blues and Jazz throughout the southwest, he now plays with WildHeart as the part of Lindsey Buckingham. Brad is enjoying the opportunity to play many challenging guitar roles such as Roger Fisher of Heart, Neil Geraldo, and of course the unique style of Lindsey Buckingham, whom he has admired and respected for years. Brad also performs in the Women of Rock show, Surrounding Sara, and an acoustic trio with Julie and Lee.
Dave began playing drums at age 11 while living in Clay, West Virginia. He then took up guitar at age 14 and was in a few local bands at a very early age. Dave moved to Morgantown WV where he attended college where he received his BA, MA and JD in law school. He performed in the popular band Satchel Brown where he played lead guitar and shared lead vocals. Dave also played bass for 1.5 years in another local group. Satchel Brown recorded their first album in 2006, before Dave planned to head west for Las Vegas late 2007. Dave joined WildHeart just days before their Lake Las Vegas gig July 2008. Dave's flawless performance that night proved he is an incredible talent that we are honored to share the stage with!
Hailing from Chicago, Joel has spent his career playing, writing, recording and producing with numerous bands. His musical specialty is the piano styles of New Orleans and Ragtime ala Dr. John and Littlefeat. He has a Bachelors Degree in Music Education and Graduate Certificate in computer programming. Joel also wrote for radio commercials working on projects with Paul Harvey Jr., ABC Radio, Ben Franklin Co., and numerous other local businesses. Joel was also an original member of WildHeart and has contributed a stellar performance each time he sits at the keyboards. Joel is the "heart" of WildHeart.
Originally from the Detroit area, Mike cut his "playing teeth" in the gritty original rock club scene in downtown Detroit. Once moving to Las Vegas he did a complete 180 degree turn and joined a group that covered top 40 Country hits, performing at a number of top venues all over the Western United States and Canada. Now that he is with WildHeart he is, in his own words, "Thrilled to be back in the seat of a great rock band". We're happy to have him.
Lee Edwards is a very gifted singer as well as being a wonderful friend. Lee was one of the original members of WildHeart, and spent the first two years building the band in Las Vegas. Lee has since relocated, but has stayed on with WildHeart as the band's touring lead vocalist. Lee was one of Seth Riggs award winning students and has had lead roles in many musicals.