Ned Dylan is an 18-year-old original artist, songwriter, journalist and radio host.
Ned's played festivals like Glastonbury, Bestival, BoomTown, Secret Garden Party and Beautiful Days among many others, leaving lasting impressions with his memorable, high-energy performances.
Come Over, Ned's next single is out on August 30th. The track is produced by legendary, multi-award-winning producers Wizard (the Chemical Brothers/Chase & Status/M.I.A./Wiley/Alabama 3), Gordon Raphael (the Strokes' first three albums/Regina Spektor's Soviet Kitsch/Skunk Anansie's Skin/Hinds), Jonny Delafons (Alabama 3) and rising producer Ollie Mackenzie, who are also handling production for his project. There's even a bit of production from Ned too.
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, Jim Gellatly 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 festival-themed radio specials for multiple stations, including Secret FM (Secret Garden Party's official on-site station).
Ned's explosive live set showcases his unique sound by mixing electronica with live instrumentation, characterful social commentary-filled lyrics and an 8-piece-band featuring his DJ/live programmer, violinist, cellist, live drummer, backing vocalist, pianist and lead guitarist to create a truly exciting, unmissable show. 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
"I'm already hooked" Jim Gellatly, Amazing Radio and the Scottish Sun
“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.”