Earl Harvin, Mike Dillon

Earl Harvin

Earl Harvin is a drummer, percussionist and multi-instrumentalist from the New York area who has lived in Dallas, Texas and Los Angeles and is now residing in Berlin, Germany.
Harvin studied at the University of North Texas College of Music[1] where he was a member of the One O'Clock Lab Band for one year, beginning 1989. Throughout most of the 1990s he led the jazz band Earl Harvin Trio[2][3] (including Fred Hamilton and Dave Palmer) and led the rock band rubberbullet.[4] Earl Harvin Trio won the Dallas Observer category of "Jazz" in 2003.[5] Harvin also performed or recorded with various Texas-based artists including James Clay, Chao, Ten Hands and Billy Goat. He has since performed, or recorded with MC 900 Foot Jesus, Seal, Joe Henry,[2] The The, The Psychedelic Furs, Trevor Horn, Pet Shop Boys, Art of Noise, The Frames, Richard Thompson, Jeff Beck and many others. Harvin's contribution to Seal's Human Being includes drums, bass and guitar as well as co-writing on "Latest Craze".[2] Harvin has toured extensively with the French duo Air. Recently he has performed and recorded with Berlin and London based Warren Suicide. As of 2010 he has recorded and toured as a member of the English band Tindersticks.[6] Ari Hoenig has cited him as a major influence.[7]
In 2009 Harvin released a CD solo project Oracles on which he played all instruments and vocals.[1][8]

Mike Dillon

Mike Dillon (aka Mike D) is a percussionist, vibraphonist, bandleader, vocalist and songwriter born in San Antonio, Texas. He is a member of Critters Buggin, Les Claypool's Fancy Band and Garage A Trois. He has performed with many musicians including Ani DiFranco, Galactic, Brave Combo, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Marco Benevento and New Orleans musicians Kevin O'Day, Johnny Vidacovich and James Singleton. Dillon also performed in the 80's with local Dallas and Denton favorites Ten Hands.

He has led Dallas-based Billy Goat, Kansas City-based Malachy Papers and Austin-based Hairy Apes BMX (HABMX).

In 2006 Dillon started a funky project "Mike Dillon's Go-Go Jungle" which included members of Billy Goat, drummer Go-Go Ray, and bassist, J.J. Jungle. The live Go-Go Jungle also performs songs from Dillon's prior projects. They released their second CD entitled Rock Star Bench Press in 2009.

Dillon contributed the majority of compositions to Garage A Trois' Power Patriot CD released in 2009.

Dillon and saxophonist Skerik perform as a trio called "The Dead Kenny G's" with alternate third members. National tours have included keyboardist Brian Haas and bassist Brad Houser. With Houser they have also toured as "Critters Buggin Trio". They released a CD entitled Bewildered Herd in 2009.1 As a trio with bassist James Singleton, Dillon and Skerik have toured as "Illuminasti" and as a trio with Les Claypool they have been billed as "The Fancy Trio".

Dillon resides in New Orleans, Louisiana, but a busy touring schedule keeps him on the road much of the time.


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