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Dylan Elise

Blood Sweat & Tears | New Zealand

Born in Wellington, New Zealand in 1990, Dylan started drumming at age 6.

He began performing publicly not long after, playing solo & with bands, appearing on New Zealand TV programs from age 11.

At age 13, he won the 2004 New Zealand Drum Wars competition in the Adult Category.

At 15, he won the Best Musicianship Award in the Nationwide High School Band Competition - Smokefree Rockquest.

He began hosting Drum Clinics around NZ from age 15 and has since held clinics, recorded & performed in Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Canada, Germany, Norway, Slovakia, Switzerland, Mexico, Australia, Western Samoa & American Samoa.

In 2015 Dylan moved to America to become a full-time touring & recording member of Blood, Sweat & Tears.

Dylan released jazz/fusion album, ‘ReAmped’, with fellow New Zealanders, Nick Granville & Ben Shepherd in 2017.

He has played & recorded with Bo Bice, Jeff Lorber, Lucia Micarelli, Janine, Kimbra, Lao Tizer, Sons Of Zion and many New Zealand artists.

Dylan proudly endorses DW Drums, Paiste Cymbals, Promark Sticks, Evans Heads & AHEAD Products.

He lives, works and records out of his studio in Los Angeles.

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