Who is VILLAINS DANCE? They are a Metal/Rock Band consisting of: Jay Holliday on Vocals, Ryan Repking on Guitar, Bill Ely on Bass, and Olly Oliver on the Drums! They are a hometown band and they have played all around the great metropolitan area of Kansas City! Their bands influences comes from Queensrÿche, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Guns N’ Roses, Megadeth, Skid Row, Dio, etc. and they LOVE TO KICK OFF the party and make some heads BANG!
Paying tribute to a blend of mainstream and lesser-publicized hair/metal from the 80s. Villains Dance, the self-proclaimed hardest working band in Kansas City, has over 40 years of combined live stage experience. Commonly referred to as VD, VILLAINS DANCE, the self-proclaimed hardest working band in Kansas City, has over 40 years of combined live stage experience. Commonly referred to as VD, the band passionately strives to engage its audience and produce a superior level of entertainment that transcends the generic features of a standard ‘show’.
VD is resolutely committed to paying tribute to an expansive collection of iconic artists, rewarding fans with an engaging blend of mainstream and lesser-publicized hair/metal from the 80’s. The broad arsenal of VD’s playlist commemorates a carefree and youthful era when music and society were characterized by self-indulgence and the pursuit of a ‘good time’.
The band is fronted by the precise lead vocals of Jay Holliday, who possesses an impressive vocal range and skill set. Ryan Repking energize crowds with HIS wailing axe and are complimented by Bill Ely’s tight rhythm on bass. Rounding out the group is the uncompromising style of Olly Oliver on drums. Together, VD’s 4-piece ensemble represents a dedication to technical prowess and a commitment to the pursuit of an authentic entertainment experience.
VILLAINS DANCE released their first demo on October 20th, 2010. The five track demo contained some of VD’s signature covers from their 80’s Hard Rock & Metal repertoire. The band is currently working on writing original material.