Hello! My name is Dillon.I am a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. I write, record, and perform original music under the moniker Grey Sky Symphony.
I like to describe my sound as being any combination of the words “indie”, “rock”, “folk”, and “pop”. A few of my musical influences include Death Cab For Cutie, David Bazan, Kevin Devine, Tokyo Police Club, The Decemberists, Wilco, etc. The list could go on and on.
A little bit of musical background… I had an interest in music since elementary school. Started with taking piano lessons for a few years and then jumped into the school band program on clarinet. At that point my main musical influences were movie and video game soundtracks. I never had any aspirations to learn guitar, but one day in middle school my dad brought home an acoustic he picked up on sale at Target. How pivotal that purchase would end up being in my life. In high school I formed a band with some friends called Forum. At the same time I was dabbling in making electronic music, composing pieces for wind ensemble, and songwriting. Though we only ever played two of my original songs as Forum, I continued writing and performing into my freshman year at the University of North Texas. I reformed my solo musical efforts into Grey Sky Symphony and started recording my first full-length, Cloud Factory. It was a huge learning experience for me, since I didn’t really have any recording experience prior to that. I started reading a bunch of audio magazines and books, which eventually lead me to transfer to Texas State University, in pursuit of a degree in Sound Recording Technology. I finished and released Cloud Factory my first year there and followed it up with the release of Rise Over Run a few year later. While at Texas State, I also played in the bands I Am Geronimo and Sunsera. In the winter of 2015 I recorded These Songs Will Keep You Warm, an EP where I challenged myself to record a few songs with a 4-track cassette deck. In 2016 I put out the Someone EP and I’m currently working on a new EP and hopefully a third full-length after that.
I play music for my own enjoyment. Creating things and expressing myself through performance makes me happy and it is something I will always do. If I’m able to pass that enjoyment on to others then I feel like I’ve really accomplished something. Thanks for listening!