He is Lancashire’s answer to Glasgow’s Ivor Cutler – He has been described as the Bard of Oswaldtwistle. His music is unique and spans a wide range of styles – from traditional folk ballads, to bluegrass and ragtime influenced ditties. His distinctive poetic lyrical style often verges on the edge of rap. Rap for folkies!
Dylan writes about the mundane and everyday, and spins it into the weird and wonderful.He writes songs about everything from the philosophical musings of goldfish to satirical numbers about the injustice of MP’s expenses and Big Bank Bonuses. And don’t get him started on panic in Pound Land having only 99p! On the other hand, songs like ‘Fallen of the Day’ – the story of an Accrington Pal during WW1 – War Women and Scarecrow will reduce you to tears. They cut to the bone and are as angry as they are moving.
Much work has been broadcast on BBC Radio Lancashire, BBC Radio Merseyside and Radio Birmingham and a plethora of local stations. In the words of Willy Russell: Dylan ploughs a "furrow of individual quirkiness.” More recently whilst at the Frets and Refrains Writers Master class, Upper NY State, Dylan received the award for 'Transatlantic contributions to song writing' from the guru Richard Thompson:- albeit a light hearted fun event, but there you go!