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Dylan McGee Jones is a multi-instrumentalist living and working in Los Angeles, CA.  He is most visible as the guitarist for Gallant and Rebel Rampage, but has more recently had the opportunity to work with Jessie J, Slenderbodies, Skip Marley, El DeBarge, and Taylor Grey.  He is a co-founding member of the protest rock trio Rebel Rampage and commercial writing collective Goodnight Nurse.  Dylan is primarily a guitarist who sings, plays bass, directs, runs ProTools, and produces on piano regularly at his home studio. 


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-History-


Dylan started studying Suzuki violin at the age of four in his native city of Milwaukee, WI.  After ten years of ear training, competition, and youth orchestra he utilized his technical skills to enter the DownBeat Award-winning jazz department at Milwaukee High School Of The Arts as a guitarist.  Shortly after he formed the local rock band Gwenn as the principal singer/guitarist/composer, and started performing and recording around town.  Dylan went on to study jazz guitar and composition at Lawrence University under the guidance of Ken Schaphorst.  He played guitar regularly in various combos as well as the (also) DownBeat Award-winning big band, and had the fortune of working with artists such as Maria Schneider, John Medeski, and Danilo Perez. Dylan also played guitar for a campus funk band The Committee, bass for a local hip-hop crew Bad News Jones, guitar for Milwaukee based R&B/hip-hop acts Growing Nation and Black Elephant, and found time to shed on drums and piano after-hours at the conservatory.  


After graduation Dylan decided to move to Chicago with a few members of his band and started performing around town.  He subbed in a few times on bass at a hip-hop poetry night in Wicker Park, and eventually became the lead guitarist for the house band Zzaje.  Due to Zzaje's skill, retention, adaptability, and exposure to the local arts community, they became the "on-call" band to hire for Chicago artists and national artists alike.  This eventually led to work with Common, Lupe Fiasco, R. Kelly, Malik Yusef, J. Ivy, George Clinton, Tye Tribbett, Eric Roberson, Dwele, Rhymefest, El Debarge, Joe, and many others.  Zzaje had the honor of working with local independent artists as well, and thouroughly enjoyed contributing to the midwest music scene for years.  


Chicago was a transformative and meaningful time for Dylan.  He played for various corporate/cover/wedding bands and tribute shows showcasing the music of The Police, U2, CCR, Michael Jackson, Neil Diamond, and R.E.M. He started original projects with Doc's Delorean, Bad News Jones, GBOT, Zzaje, and Goodnight Nurse, and recorded with many local hip-hop and R&B acts.  He hit the road with El Debarge, Kindred, 2Face Idibia, Todd Carey, and Agnez Monica, while occasionally sitting in at Sunday Worship services and curating a weekly local jazz/gypsy/folk music series that ran for three years.  After years of debate and opportunities calling, Dylan decided to move to Los Angeles in 2015.

ARTISTS

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Al B. Sure

Algebra

Andra Day

Angelo Moore

A$AP Ferg

Avery Sunshine

Black Thought 

Bilal

Bob Moses

Brand Nubian

Brian Culbertson

Brother Ali

Brownstone

Chico DeBarge

Chuck D

Common

Christopher Williams

Crucial Conflict

Danilo Perez

Dionne Farris

Doug E Fresh

Dwele

El DeBarge

Eric Roberson

Erica Campbell

Gallant

George Clinton

Guru

Jaguar Wright

Jennifer Hudson

Jessie J

Jhene Aiko

Jill Scott

JOE

John Medeski

Jon B

Julie Dexter

J.Ivy

Kaye Fox

Kidz in the Hall

Kindred The Family Soul

KRS-1

L.E.P. Bogus Boys

Liv Warfield

Liz Fields

Lupe Fiasco

Malik Yusef

Maria Schneider

Marsha Ambrosious 

Marqueal Jordan

MC Lyte

Michael Manson

Musiq Soulchild

Noel Gourdin

Questlove

Raekwon 

Rhymefest

Robert Glasper

Roy Ayers

R.Kelly

Seal

Skip Marley

Slenderbodies

Slick Rick

Slum Village

Sonny Badu

DJ Spinderella

Sufjan Stevens

Tarrey Torae

Taylor Grey

Twista

Tye Tribbett

Tyrese Gibson

Wood Harris

Yuna


CREDITS & SPECS

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PERSONNEL

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Gallant - Guitar/Bass/Pro Tools

Rebel Rampage - Guitar/Cmposition/Lyrics

Goodnight Nurse - Guitar/Piano/Bass/Composition

Elevation - Guitar/Keyboards/Programming

Slenderbodies - Bass

Taylor Grey - Guitar/Pro Tools

Across The Rubicon - Drums

GBOT - Guitar/Drums

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DISCOGRAPHY

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Divided We Fall - Rebel Rampage

Ology - Gallant

In The Room - Gallant

Star By Star - Graham Czach

Here I Am- Kaye Fox

All I Need Is You Remix - Erica Campbell

Blame - Lio Nicol

The Radio Hero Mixtape - Cole DeGenova

Mix Demo - Goodnight Nurse 

Album - Chris Chandler 

Occasion - Kidz In The Hall 

The Sweetest Survivor - Tarrey Torae 

Signature - Joe 

Addiction - Chico DeBarge 

Artist Workshop - Rita J 

EP - Starpeople 

House Of Invention - Ruthie Lincoln 

Life Is A Heist - Element 

The Gothic Mixes - S7n Lee 

Too Night - Malik Yusef

The Perfect Balance - Sticky Lupree 

Body Rocket - GBOT 

Eat This Album - Black Elephant 

Live From Chicago - Zzaje 

Positive Pollution - Poetree Chicago 

In Real Life - Growing Nation 

Bad News Jones - Bad News Jones   

EP - The Committee 

Gwenn - Gwenn 

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T.V. APPEARANCES

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Jimmy Kimmel

Seth Meyers

Jimmy Fallon

James Corden

Good Morning America

Today Show

CBS This Morning

WGN Morning Show

Redbull Campaign Commercial 

Grammy's Commercial 2017

BBC Live Lounge

Jools Holland

Quotidien

L.A.TV

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GEAR

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-Guitars-

Guild Guitars - Starfire IV, Polara, Jetstar, Aristocrat, Bluesbird, Thunderbird, S-300, D20, F65

Moollon Guitars - P-Classic, T-Custom

Fender Guitars - Stratocaster, Telecaster, Telecaster Custom, Bass VI

Gibson Guitars - SG, SG Custom, Explorer, Firebird VII, ES150

Knaggs Severn II

RKS Original Sunburst

Rickenbacker 620

Barclay BobKat

Line 6 Variax Acoustic

Tobias Killer B 5-String Bass

Ramirez 2CWE Classical

D'Addario NYXL Strings


-Amps-

Vox AC-15 C1X

Carr Rambler

Fender Super Reverb (67')

Fuchs TDS-100

Blackstar Studio 10

Roland JC-90 and AC-60

Aguilar Tone Hammer 500

SWR Workingman


-Keys-

Korg SV-1

microKorg

AKAI MPK Mini MKII


-Rig-

Macbook Pro

AVID Protools 12

UA Apollo Twin Duo

Shure E5 IEM's

L.R. Baggs Venue D.I.