John Dyer is a progressive vocalist, guitarist, and lyricist whose ventures include solo and ensemble performances as well as composing and performing for experimental theater & dance productions. A visual artist and self - taught musician, Dyer is a prolific writer and seasoned performer. Over the past twenty years, as an independent artist, he has crafted a substantial catalogue of songs, performed over seven hundred shows, recorded twelve albums, and presented sixteen theatrical commissions. Founder of the popular Texas-based band Drama Tiki (1992-1998), the Virginia native, spent three years contributing to and being nurtured by the music scene in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, before moving to Brooklyn in 2002. In New York he has performed at the Knitting Factory, Tonic, Living Room, St. Ann's Warehouse, and the American Folk Art Museum. Dyer is a contemporary Singer-Songwriter. He is a classic writer in that his songs are built on the foundation of movement & melody, yet his approach and delivery are unique. His formative years spent drawing, painting and creating in a theatrical context have led to a strong visual sensibility that is evident in all of his writing. His lyrics are poetic and the images are rich. Primary influences include the likes of Paul Simon, David Byrne, Tom Waits, Lou Reed, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Lennon/ McCartney, John Coltrane, and Nick Drake. Dyer's eclectic sound infuses elements of Folk, Rock, Experimental, Jazz, Blues & Pop.
Photo by Loli Kantor
Hip Pocket Theatre
1950 Silver Creek Road Fort Worth, TX 76108
John is composing and will be playing the background music for "Moby Dick" running from July 6 - 29 (Friday - Sunday) at 9 PM.