Dylan Singh Bio:Dylan Singh
is a British born unsigned singer/songwriter of Indian heritage. His family is from Punjab where music is a huge part of culture, folk music in particular. He grew up listening to an eclectic mix of eastern and western music, from Bhangra beats to Delta Blues. He fell in love with Otis Redding's voice and the whole Stax records era at the age of fourteen. And at fifteen, John Lee Hooker jettisoned him into a journey through the blues. The British Blues invasion in the 60's was a big influence, partly for the fact that those bands got the World to recognize the genius of the likes of Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf, amongst others. Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and classic rock is a staple of the music that has influenced him. On the eastern side, he grew up listening to great singers such as Jagjit Singh, Alam Lohar, Nusrat Fateh Ali Kahn and Gurdas Maan. He enjoys listening to everything from Punjabi folk music to Qawwali's to ghazals –and, of course, Bhangra!
Dylan started singing in a choir at an Anglican school in Gloucester when he was a child but eventually took interest into playing drums, tabla and guitar. At thirteen, his parents divorced and he moved to London. It proved to be a musical turning point and Dylan turned more and more to music to avoid dealing with issues of racism and loneliness. Dylan is able to sing tenor and baritone. Singing and playing rhythm guitar has led him into songwriting and he has been writing for the last six years whilst living in NYC. For Dylan, songs are expression, the thoughts and feelings of someone experiencing life, “Sometimes it's you and sometimes it's a character but it has to be felt. I believe in telling a story to the listener, if they want to listen.”
"London's Singh makes a steady & well-produced sort of guitar-driven singer-songwriter rock, but his real boon will likely be his voice. Far sturdier than the coffeehouse standard, it brings his stuff a professional patina that could see it compete with a Train or James Blunt type." -(Editor's review, download.com, c|net)
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