Ned Dylan is a 17 year old original artist, songwriter, journalist and radio host.
Life's a Rave, the first single from his debut album is out now. The track is produced by legendary producers Wizard (M.I.A./Wiley/Chemical Brothers/Chase & Status/Alabama 3), Gordon Raphael (the Strokes' first three albums/Regina Spektor/Hinds) and Mike Freear (Slamboree), who are also handling production for his album.
Ned has played Glastonbury, Bestival, BoomTown, Secret Garden Party and Beautiful Days among many others, leaving lasting impressions with his memorable, high-energy performances.
Ned has received coverage, airplay and praise from the likes of BBC Radio 2, Amazing Radio, Tom Robinson, American Songwriter, BBC News, Union Jack Radio, CBBC's the Slammer and even Sir Tim Rice! Ned's also had the honour of having his tracks selected to be part of the Joe Strummer Foundation's well-loved compilations.
As a journalist he's interviewed Patti Smith, Maxi Jazz (Faithless), Mark Kermode, Rick Edwards, Frank Turner, Don Letts, Isaiah Dreads, Alabama 3, Lucy Rose, the Levellers, the Correspondents and more.
He's also hosted radio shows on Secret FM (Secret Garden Party’s official on-site radio station) and Brooklands Radio.
Ned's explosive live set showcases his unique sound by mixing electronica with live instrumentation, featuring his DJ/live programmer, violinist, cellist, live drummer, backing vocalist, pianist, guitarist and sometimes even more surprises. Ned's 2019 gigs are already looking to be brilliant, with many exciting dates soon to be announced.
“Power. Passion. Presence. ‘Nuff said”, Tom Robinson
“Saw very talented songwriter Ned Dylan at Watchet Festival. Don’t miss.” Sir Tim Rice
“Surely the next big thing has never been so young”. Virtual Festivals
“Ned Dylan tears it up live”. The Line of Best Fit
“I hope he’ll talk to me when he’s famous.” Mike Harding
“He’s a natural at the guitar and has impressive vocals to boot, and there’s the quality of his songwriting. He explores young love, the brevity and unfairness of life and even cocaine addiction. A young, budding star to watch.”, American Songwriter
"Ned kicks ass." Huey Morgan, BBC Radio 2, 6 Music & Fun Lovin' Criminals
“The days we spent together were priceless, Ned’s lyrics are seriously challenging and a bit revolutionary. I love working with people who have so much to say. The fact he interviewed Patti Smith when he was 11 and has been playing festival gigs since then too, well that is purely outstanding”. - Gordon Raphael, one of the producers of Life’s a Rave
“One day we’ll be talking about the day we met Ned” Emmy the Great
“Ned Dylan’s playing with all kinds of fire these days, this is a wonderful direction for him.”