Dylan McDonald and The Avians deliver an intoxicating brand of eclectic rock reminiscent of John Lennon, Neil Young, Tom Petty, while creating their own path and making a distinct mark on the musical landscape. “That comparison is flattering,” McDonald admits. “They are such influences to use musically that it makes sense that people hear it in our music, but I am humbled anyway.” McDonald is the sole songwriter on the records.
The Avians feature McDonald on lead vocals and guitar, Daniel DeMonico on lead guitar, Matt Heasley on keys, Taylor Lonardo on bass guitar and Joshua Cobb on drums, with singer Peyton Parker on vocals.
Although DeMonico and McDonald have played together for years, the current incarnation has come together within the last year. Dylan and the Avians have traveled extensively in the US, performing at festivals, clubs, radio shows, and as openers for various Rock acts.
“This band is different than any that I have been in,” Cobb confides. “It’s a lot more old school because we record live. It’s all recorded live in the studio and not many bands do that anymore – It’s about being together. I enjoy doing these songs that way. To me, it is like showing respect to the past.”
Dylan and The Avians have 3 albums to their credit; “Out From The Door”, “Fueled By Dreams Of The Future” and their newest release for 2019, “Lost Weekend.”