We had the good fortune of connecting with Dylan Sherry and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Dylan, why did you pursue a creative career?
My interest in it began when I was just searching for direction, honestly. I had to sit down and pinpoint what I enjoyed, what I felt passionate about, what’s something I could do for a while. I’ve always gravitated towards music, it started out as just something fun, but I never want to turn away from what genuinely interests me and gives me a sense of fulfillment.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Music is the most honest form of expression for me. I’m never trying to be something that I’m not. “This Too Won’t Last” is very personal to me, and it’s my best performing song to-date, I’m pretty proud of that. It has been far from easy though; I didn’t know what I was doing when I began making my own music. I had played in bands before but had no experience in promoting or networking. Basically, everything has been a learning process. Regardless, I write what I know, hence why most of my songs are love-themed. I guess I’d want the world to know that it’s always an honest expression from me, it’s going to be genuine to what I’m feeling.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Without the lockdowns, there’s so, so much to do here. My first suggestion would be a concert at a really nice venue. The Ace Theatre is gorgeous… one of my favorites is the Wiltern. For a spot to eat I’d say the Best Fish Taco In Ensenada, that’s the actual name of that restaurant. I always get the crispy shrimp tacos, and they have an incredible salsa bar. For a drink, I love Mama Shelter. If you’re not looking for something quite as glamorous I’d suggest The Rainbow. They have a great loft area where you can watch bands play below. Famous but seedy… Hollywood in a nutshell. Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d love to take the opportunity to shoutout Samantha Paige Bass. She’s a wonderful local photographer and dear friend of mine. She shot my record release show back in 2019 and has done numerous shoots with me over the years. She’s been on tour with multiple bands before, and she’s someone I always enjoy working with. Her genuineness and dedication is something to be applauded, and I can only hope she continues to find more clients.
Samantha Paige Bass, Jessica Wells, Myles Sherry, Sonic Trips/Parker Lynch.