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THE DYLAN STONE BAND

2015 was a momentous year for The Dylan Stone Band. They competed and won The Road To Sunfest Competition, which saw them play an opening slot for Chad Brownlee and then an openfor Keith Urban at the Sunfest Music Festival to a crowd exceeding 15,000 people. Dylan also had the opportunity to open for legendary Austin songwriter Alejandro Escovedo and Grammy Award winner Juice Newton among others. The Dylan Stone Band have played multiple tours from British Columbia to Alberta playing all points in between.

The Band’s sound is best described as energized and passionate. He relies on an old guitar, a bass, some skins and ivory keys, and an energy derived from their deep musical roots. Their live shows draw the audience to the band with powerful performances of their original songs. They are steeped in the traditions of their folk, rock and country mentors. Stone has recruited long time friends and collaborators to round out his distinctive sound. The group of musicians share his unparalleled passion and his influences too. Led by Stone’s song-writing, The Dylan Stone Band consistently produce an honest and effusive breed of Canadian rock and roll.

Dylan Stone has established himself as one of Victoria’s hardest working musicians. His song-writing shows depth and maturity beyond his years. He regularly showcases both his own songs and the Americana standards that inspire him. Although Stone does perform as a solo artist, he is at home with his band and when performing together they have drawn comparisons to Wilco, Neil Young and The Band much to their delight.

The members of The Dylan Stone Band are a talented and experienced group of long-term friends who have each achieved individual successes throughout their careers in the music industry. They are ; Andrew Poirier (bass), Phil Shaver (guitar), Sean Thompson (drums), and Chris Van Sickle (keys).