Born in Wellington, New Zealand in 1990, Dylan started drumming at age 6. He began performing publicly not long after, playing solo with bands, appearing on New Zealand TV programmes from age 11.

He won the 2004 New Zealand National Drum Wars competition in the Adult Category at age 13.

Dylan has held Drum Clinics since 2003 around NZ and opened for internationally renowned New York Drummer Tommy Igoe on his New Zealand Clinic Tour in 2006 when Dylan was 16. He has also held clinics & performed in Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Canada, Germany, Norway, Slovakia, Switzerland, Mexico, Australia, Western Samoa & American Samoa.

In 2015 Dylan moved to the United States and became a full time touring & recording member of Blood, Sweat & Tears. Performing over 250 shows throughout the USA and worldwide in the last 3 years.

 In 2017 Dylan released a jazz fusion album, ReAmped, with fellow New Zealanders, Nick Granville & Ben Shepherd

He has also played & recorded with Bo Bice, Jeff Lorber, Lucia Micarelli, Janine, Kimbra and many New Zealand artists

Dylan proudly endorses DW Drums, Paiste Cymbals, Promark Sticks & Evans Heads

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