Dylan Wright won PORTfest, an event run from Port Hacking High School in Miranda, NSW. PORTfest intends to showcase the students of the performing arts school. Quarterpipe Records offers a recording and mixing session for the winner of the Singing Competition.
Dylan Wright won the competition and has recorded four tracks, Gone To Rio, Lazy Afternoons, Nobody Knows and Political Minds, are now available from www.quarterpiperecords.com
. Dylan has outstanding talent and nailed his guitar recordings in the first take, whilst in the studio.
Gone To Rio is a classic, soulful and easily absorbed song. Dylan has an amazingly mature and natural voice for a 16 year old. His guitar provides a soothing background to his romantic lyrics. Dylan is capable of covering the genres as Lazy Afternoons is a soft rock track that will have your foot tapping and provides a new meaning to lazy afternoons. Once again, after listening to Nobody Knows, I cannot believe Dylan is only 16. His vocals are delivered remarkably; this poppy rock song is extremely expressive.
My favourite track is the slower song, Political Minds. Dylan poses the question "who is going to clean our dirty planet?" The song is convincing and rhythmical. You are sure to be singing along and thinking about the earths future with Political Minds. Hopefully you will be implementing the actions of "reduce, reuse and recycle" for earth's survival too.
Dylan is known in the local area of Gymea as he donates the money he earns from busking to charity.
Interview with Dylan Wright
How did it feel to hear your song played from a CD? Dylan Wright
: It was awesome, surreal.
Tell us about PORTfest: Dylan Wright
: PORTfest is an event held at Port Hacking High School that's been going for the past two years, there are competitions for bands and solo performers to play, also dancers perform and there are stalls everywhere. It's a place where people can share their talent to the rest of the community.
How did it feel appearing on Australia's Got Talent? Dylan Wright
: Scary, I didn't know what to expect but it was fun, seeing what goes on behind a TV show is a good experience.
Do you write your own songs? What's your inspiration? Dylan Wright
: Yes, I have done so since I got my first guitar which was when I was 11, they are horrible, but at the time I thought they were the greatest songs ever written, over the years I think they have become better sounding and more structured. My inspiration would have to be life, as in what happens day to day, dealing with problems and overcoming them etc.
What music/artists do you listen to when you are not playing your own? Dylan Wright
: Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, Xavier Rudd, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Donavon Frankenreiter, The Beautiful Girls, Michael Jackson, Andre Reiu, Angus & Julia Stone, John Butler Trio, Lisa Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley...
What's next? Tour/Album/Single? Dylan Wright
: Who knows I'm just taking things as they come.
Was there a moment you contemplated throwing in the towel? Dylan Wright
: Nearly every day, life's tough, but I live by my motto, never let the fear of something bring you down.
Do you prefer performing live or recording? Dylan Wright
: Performing live, I love hearing the noise of the crowd cheering and singing along, that's why I play.
What/who was your inspiration to go into the music industry? Dylan Wright
: My mum has been a big inspiration, also because when I was starting out I didn't feel songs were connecting with my life and how I felt, so I started to write my own.
What is the biggest challenge you have faced along the way to your musical success? Dylan Wright
: None I can think of so far.
What's a typical day like? Dylan Wright
: Weekdays I have school, which is great... and weekends I either busk or do something with friends.
What has been your favorite part of becoming a music artist? Dylan Wright
: Being recognised and sharing my songs with an audience.
If you could collaborate with another artist, who would it be? Dylan Wright
: John Butler.
Are you single? What do you look for in a partner? Dylan Wright
: At the moment I am, well, got to have the same sense of humor, can't be atheist, pretty looking, can deal with pressure, loving and caring.
Do you have a website fans can visit? Dylan Wright
Can you tell us 5 things required for a happy healthy & enjoyable life? Dylan Wright
: Love, laughter, music, friends and family.
What message would you like to say to your fans? Dylan Wright
: You people are legen...wait for it...dary. Legendary 60 Second Quiz
Full Name: Dylan Sean Wright
Nickname(s): Dyll, dyldo
Star Sign: Pisces
Music Talent: singer/songwriter/guitarist
Favorite Food: BBQ ribs
Favorite Film: I can't name just one, The Hangover, Forrest Gump, The Little Rascals and anything Monty Python
Favorite Actor: Will Ferrel
Pet: A 6 month old girl black pug, Bambi
Describe yourself in 3 words: Laid back & funny
Best Feature: Knees
Worst Feature: My thumb, it's double jointed
Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Ben Harper
Hobbies/Interests: Playing/writing music and playing sport especially football (soccer)
First Job: Coffee/book shop
What Can You Never Leave Home Without: Pants
What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning: The weird dream I just had