Hi, I'm Dylan.
I'm a songwriter who beatboxes. If you haven't heard of beatboxing, imagine taking a drum kit and having it surgically implanted in your mouth. I save a lot of money on drummers that way and if the crowd looks tired, I just drop a beat on them and then all of the sudden they go tribal. It's pretty fun and it's cheaper than dousing people with ecstasy. And legal.
After high school I went to Berklee College of Music where I was thrown into Boston, MA which is full of the best musicians I've ever seen. I worked with Paul Simon, sat in on master classes with John Mayer and Joe Satriani and wrote and jammed with amazing talent from all over the world. I also defeated the one arm pushup man. (If you ever lived in Boston, you know who he is....this was not an easy task.) Since dedicating my life to music, I have grown weary of the derivative, materialist content a large part of the music industry has taken. I'm kind of sick of songs about girls asses and taking shots and the same lyrics and chord progressions you've heard again and again. Aren't you? Maybe just a little?
As of right now I am playing full time, paying my bills with no income other than music in Maryland. I play 2-4 nights a week with a couple bands and my solo show. I pay all my bills with music alone. Now, don't get me wrong I am not rolling in the deep, I'm playing in the kiddie pool. But hey, I'm not living in my mothers basement at 30, so I consider myself a moderate success.
My goal as a musician is to re-invigorate people love for the story of a song, the way it was in the 60's and 70's (the golden age of songwriting) and without sounding like a cardigan-wearing, bowl cut- having, G chord strumming, Shunty McFuggles. I also hope to meet you and chat with you about music, life, death, existence, art and anything that antithetical of small talk. [+]