Band Bios

Tony Sheppard, Lead Guitar

Tony Sheppard, Lead Guitar

Tony Sheppard is a brilliant guitar player. He truly can play anything, rock, jazz, folk, ska, latin, and has tons of experience playing in bands. He plays lead guitar for Dreamwalkers. Tony is a revered guitar teacher, whose students have included Sam Woolf of American Idol fame, and the guys from Boyce Avenue Band. He plays with BigNightOut, Strangeways and with our friend, Joni Adno. A very busy guy and a dear friend.

Bart Richards, Bass Guitar

Bart Richards, Bass Guitar

Bart Richards plays bass guitar and sings harmonies for our band. He and I have been friends for years and have jammed together on many occasions. When Jeff Hocker told me he was moving and leaving Dreamwalkers, I called Bart to see if he was interested and he immediately answered, "Yes." Bart has played professionally for years, most recently with Mark Miller's Band and the 301 Travelers. He worked for WPIX-TV in New York for many years as a videographer, and continues to do some freelance video work for local stations. He has integrated smoothly into our group and is bringing his vast musical knowledge and experience to us.

Debbie Stern, Vocals, Keyboards

Debbie Stern, Vocals, Keyboards

Debbie Stern is an accomplished singer and multi-instrumentalist who brings a vast treasure of experience and talent to Dreamwalkers. She notably spent two years as a harmony singer for Loretta Lynn, and has sang in many different venues and styles of music. She sang and played keyboard on our album, and can play guitar and bass as well. She also is a wonderful songwriter and will be playing her original tunes with us. She is a respected music teacher, who teaches voice, guitar, piano, and songwriting. We are blessed to have her in our band.

Daniel Polyak, Drums and Percussion

We welcome drummer Daniel Polyak to the Dreamwalkers Band. Daniel has played with many well known bands and luminaries such as Wayne Cochrane and Wanda Jackson. He has also played with just about everyone on the local scene. We love his drumming style, but even more important, he fit into our vibe right away, and we love playing with him.

Dr Dreamwalker  (Richard Schulman): Vocal, Guitars, Songwriting

Dr Dreamwalker (Richard Schulman): Vocal, Guitars, Songwriting

Dr Dreamwalker (Richard Schulman), co-founder of the band, sings, plays guitar, an occasional keyboard, and writes most of the songs. He is a licensed psychologist who often uses his experiences with psychotherapy and emotional healing as inspiration for the songs. He says, "I write for the many people, like me, who have reached a point where they sense their lives haven't turned out the way they expected. They want to know, "What's next? How do we cope?" I'm hoping our music will inspire fresh and innovative perspectives for change and transformation in their lives." In addition to being a psychotherapist and songwriter, he is also the author of the book, "The Labyrinth of Healing: The Emotional Shifting Process.

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