Dylan Zangwill is not your typical teenager. From an early age, it was clear he had a gift for music. He started playing the piano when he was 3, began playing guitar at the age of 9, and was singing before he could talk! While growing up on the outskirts of Philadelphia, he started his career at 11 by surprising and amazing guests at his parents’ brewery with spontaneous musical performances on the house piano. By the time he was 12, Dylan began playing at other local venues. It wasn’t long before this old soul acquired a Hammond B3 Organ with Leslie speaker and a Fender Rhodes, which was life-changing! He immediately fell in love with the instruments and began incorporating them into his performances and original compositions. Additionally, it opened his eyes to the world of Blues, Jazz, Soul, and Gospel which complemented his love of Rock and Roll. Dylan’s musical inspirations come from the greats like The Beatles, David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Led Zeppelin, to name a few.
In 2021, Dylan appeared on Season 16 of “America’s Got Talent.” He impressed the judges with his version of Queen’s, “Somebody To Love,” which got him a standing ovation from the judges. He then moved on to play one of his favorites, “House of the Rising Sun” on a Hammond B3 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. Following his success on AGT, Dylan quickly established a larger following and began playing more events and venues. He also shifted his focus to writing and performing original songs. In 2022, Dylan traveled to Nashville where he worked with Grammy Award-Winning producer John Carter Cash at the legendary Cash Cabin, recording 4 of Dylan’s original songs. Late in 2022, Dylan appeared on American Idol Season 21 where he amazed the judges with an original composition, “Bittersweet Melody” and received his Golden Ticket to Hollywood. Following Idol, he went back to the studio to record more originals, this time with producer Adam Weiner and the backing of Adam’s band, Low Cut Connie.
Dylan’s soulful vocals and captivating live performance have translated into great success on the road. He’s performed at venues of all sizes throughout the Philadelphia metro area and has also taken the show on the road to Delaware, Maryland, Nashville, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Hollywood, Ft. Lauderdale, and even London audiences.
Dylan’s signature sound is unmistakable: powerful vocals, refined piano and guitar playing, and enthralling originals, delivered with a unique and engaging blend of bluesy rock and Southwestern flair (and let’s not forget that hair!)