About Us

Do you miss the days when rock was awesome and cool? The 80's, where listening to the radio and watching MTV were actually uplifting and fun has been gone too long! We want to bring the 80's rock music back to life. The energy the music held is alive and well when we take the stage. We believe if the band is having fun the crowd will as well. So, let the partybegin! ​​

Ballistic, formed in 2016, is the band that makes you raise your lighters (or cell phones) in the air and remember the 'good ole days'. We play all the songs you know and love, THE HITS!! No costumes, No wigs, No backing tracks! We're four guys who love to play the music they grew up with, ROCK!

Meet The Band
RAY WHITLOCK
Lead Vocals and Keyboards
​Ray has released six cds spanning genres including Rock, Country and Christian Rock. 2010 saw the release of two remakes, "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" by Poison available on itunes and all major retailers as well as Whitesnake's "Deeper The Love" on FNA Records.

Ray has shared the stage with some of rock’s greatest including opening for MOLLY HATCHET, BAD COMPANY, .38 SPECIAL, DR. HOOK, KENTUCKY HEADHUNTERS, BLACK OAK ARKANSAS, DAVID ALLEN COE, LFO, WILLA FORD, and Wind-up recording artist AMERICAN PEARL.

As keyboardist for Capitol/EMI Recording artsist Troy Olsen, he toured 2011 and 2012. During this time they opened for Lady Antebellum, Toby Keith, Darius Rucker, Little Big Town, Thompson Square, Blake Shelton, Braid Paisley, Eric Church, David Nail, Alan Jackson, Gloriana, Clay Walker, and many others.

JAKE JOHNSON
​Lead Vocals and Guitar
Jake has opened for artists such as Blue Oyster Cult, April Wine, Night Ranger, Kix, Slaughter, and Vince Neil. Jake has been a featured artist for Seymour Duncan and has been a repeat artist at the Sundance Film Festival. Jake is also a two time KISS KRUISE performer working alongside KISS, Steel Panther, Lita Ford, Extreme, Big Rock Show, The Biters, The Dives, Derek St Holmes, and others. On February 18th, 2017, The Jake Johnson Band opened for Bon Jovi at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. The show had a record attendance of 18,000+ people. On March 16th, 2018, Jake J and the Killjoys opened for Bon Jovi in Jake's hometown of Salt Lake City, Utah at Vivint Smart Home Arena.

​Get ready for the next generation of volume!


ZACK BALLARD
Drums
Zach grew up in Murfreesboro Tennessee. His big influences included Tommy Lee, Tommy Aldridge , Eric Singer, Buddy Rich, Simmon Phillips, and John Bonham. From 2007 to 2011 Zach played for one of the longest running national AC/DC tribute bands, "Hells Bells".   
He Really cut his teeth in this band which played for a very large audiences Night after night. When that situation came to a close, he bounced around quite a bit again in different bands till he found a home with female rocker Jasmine Cain in summer of 2011. Jasmine Cain has a very respected following in the motorcycle world with plenty of gigs to boot ,and This hard Rock situation proved to be a good fit for his style. Zach left the Jasmine Cain band in 2018 and will continue to play drums for a living until there is good reason not to, or his arms fall off.
  
GLEN HELTON
​Bass and Vocals
​Glenn is a multi-instrumentalist hailing from Bay City, Michigan. Glen Joined the Army in 1987 where he performed in bands with other military brothers. Upon moving back home to Michigan in 1991, he’s performed regionally and across the country on several fair circuits, casinos, and music festivals, opening up for many big name artists such as Night Ranger, Joe DIffie, ZZ Top, Foreigner, Montgomery Gentry, etc.

Glenn moved to Nashville in 2012, joining several tribute acts such as Garth Brooks, Brooks and Dunn, Alan Jackson, George Strait, Led Zeppelin, and Elvis. Glenn currently plays between 400-500 shows a year
in Nashville, playing lead guitar and bass, as well as playing bass for country artists Jeff Carson and Ken Mellons.