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Dylan Revisited

We come together to celebrate the musical legacy of the icon that is Mr Bob Dylan.
Since the 1960’s, we have been spoilt by the prodigious output of this legend and the quality of his song-writing has garnered multiple awards, culminating in the ultimate recognition of the Nobel prize in Literature in 2016, “For having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”.
No matter what decade you choose, there is a favourite album or a bunch of songs that means something of significance to many Bob Dylan followers and Dylan Revisited provide the audience with a sense of these songs throughout his long history. That’s 50 years of the great man’s work.
Along with solo acoustic renditions of songs such as “Blowing in the Wind”, “The Times They Are a Changing” and “A Hard Rain a-Gonna’ Fall” and full band songs, such as “Desolation Row” and “Like a Rolling Stone”; the Dylan Revisited also include versions of songs performed with the Grateful Dead, Eric Clapton and Bruce Springsteen “All along the Watchtower” and “Knocking on Heavens Door” are given a full-blooded Rock treatment, but are balanced by the Country Sound of “I’ll be your Baby Tonight” and “Lay Lady Lay” The great middle seventies period is not neglected with songs from Blood on The Tracks and Desire and the show is completed with songs from the more recent albums such as Time Out Of Mind, Modern Times, and The Tempest, along with a selection of Dylan’s great work with The Travelling Wilburys. From “Blowing in the Wind” to “Duquesne Whistle”, songs are drawn for 50 years of Bob Dylan’s song writing (1962 to 2012). The Bob Dylan Band celebrates the music of Bob Dylan through a totally live concert experience, great musicians exploring great material.
Jimmy and Jason have the unique experience of working alongside Bob Dylan himself, gaining great insight into the man and his creative muse, and they use their exceptional talent to interpret Bob Dylan’s music with great perception.
Alongside his other work, JBlack has been developing the Bob Dylan show for a long time. After some early one-man performances, which tested the concept of a show, he has continued to hone his skills on the harmonica, explore the many different tunings on the guitars, utilize the latest in keyboard technology, and developed his voice to better communicate the astounding songs of Bob Dylan. He has now taken the next step and formed Dylan Revisited.
One great comment made recently by a member of the Audience in Coleraine Riverside Theatre rewards the commitment to emotional communication :
“You were just F*&*ing amazing, F*&*ing brilliant, I’m a big man and I can only remember crying twice, once last week when Johnny Sexton won the game for Ireland with a drop kick and tonight during your show.”
Some of the great reviews of the show so far, are included at the end of this document.

Dylan Revisited Demos

It's All Over Now Baby Blue

Chimes of Freedow

Don't Think Twice

Like a Rolling Stone

Make You Feel My Love

Mr Tamborine Man

Tangled Up in Blue

Thunder on the Mountain

Bob Dylan - The Man

As a songwriter and musician, Dylan has received numerous awards over the years including Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Awards; having been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2008, a Bob Dylan Pathway opened in the singer’s honour in his birthplace of Duluth, Minnesota. The Pulitzer Prize jury in 2008 awarded him a special citation for ‘his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power’.

Upcoming Events

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The Ferry, Glasgow.....................Thursday..... 15-11-2018

Rothes Hall, Glenrothes.....................Friday....16-11-2018

Beat Generator, Dundee.................Saturday...17-11-2018

January 2109 ......Spain ...............................11/12/13 TBC

Garter Lane Arts , Waterford......Thursday..... 24-01-2019

Spirit Store, Dundalk...................Sunday........ 27-01-2019

Schouwburg Hengelo..................Friday.......... 22-02-2019

Sportfondsen, Heinkeszand...... Saturday...... 23-02-2019

Hoorn........................................... Sunday........ 24-02-2019

HofTheater, Raalte................... Thursday........ 28-02-2019

 

 

JBlack - Dylan Revisited

The creative source for this tribute band is Mr JBlack, a musical maestro who has been involved since the early 2000's in developing as a true artisan in this genre. In 2005 he began working with Real Diamond to bring alive the music of Neil Diamond and he also became involved in a Simon & Garfunkel project. In 2007, he formed "The Stones" (www.thestones.co.uk) who are now recognized as one of the greatest tribute acts in Europe. After moving to Ireland in 2009, he came across a band working on the music of the Bee Gees and this resulted in "The Bee Gees Story – Nights on Broadway" (www.nightsonbroadway.net). As musical director, JBlack has guided the band in performing the Gibb Brothers' music to packed theatres across Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe. JBlack maintains, a tribute show can be considered as a true art form by understanding and connecting with the soul of the original, adding something of your own self, and working on it 24/7 in order to make the result something unique. Alongside his other work, JBlack has been developing the Bob Dylan show for a number of years. After some early one-man performances, which tested the concept of a show , he has continued to hone his skills on the harmonica, explore the many different tunings on the guitars, utilize the latest in technology, and developed his voice to better communicate the astounding songs of Bob Dylan. He has now taken the next step and formed Dylan Revistited.

The Band

Johnnie Leon - Drums

Toured and recorded with Michel Flatley, The Corrs , Jeff Beck, Sharon Shannon Picture House, The Saw Doctors, The Devlins, Damien Dempsey Declan o Rourke, Shane Macgown, Paul Brady, Daniel O'Donnell, The Waterboys, Stockton's Wing Imelda May, Donal Lunny, Donal Kirk band, Mundy, Chirsty Moore, Eddie Reader Wally Page, Steve Earl and others

Jimmy Smyth - Guitar

Jimmy and Jason have the unique experience of working alongside Bob Dylan himself, gaining great insight into the man and his creative muse. They have exceptional talent and interpret Bob Dylan's music with great perception.

Jimmy has been playing guitar since he was seven years old, initially with his father’s dance bands, and later when his growing interest in rock and blues led him to form his own band at school. Around this time, Jimmy was asked to join Thin Lizzy as a replacement for guitarist Brian Robertson. Although flattered, he declined, as he was just about to release an album with his band The Bogey Boys, with whom he played from 1979 to 1983, recording several singles and two albums together. Jimmy then turned his hand to production, making albums for The Spirit of Eden, Bonnie Tyler, Toni Childs, Rob Strong, Don Baker and Frances Black. He’s also recorded and played with Roger Daltrey, Curtis Stigers, Chaka Khan, Lisa Stansfield, Van Morrison and Reba McEntire. Jimmy has been Musical Director for RTE TV shows, and regularly performs with the RTE Concert Orchestra, the RTESO, The Ulster Orchestra and many others. He has composed music for the movies ‘When the Sky Falls’ (2000) and ‘Silent Grace’ (2002), and for ‘The Fellowship of The Ring’ video game (2003).

 

Johnnie The Cap - Bass

Since the age of 16 John has been playing bass with professional bands all over the world. Having served his time with some of the best showband musicians as a young bass player in the seventies, playing in rock bands in the eighties and spending many years as a session player in recording studios in the nineties, John became a versatile player in many genres of music during his career.
Currently touring with Nights On Broadway his playing skills and experience complement the many styles of the Bee Gees over the years, keeping the essential groove during the Nights On Broadway concerts.

Anton Morelli - Guitar

A band wouldn't be complete without its Guitarist, and Dylan Revisited couldn’t have asked for a better one than the talented Anton Morelli. He plays an instrumental role in the success and musical progression of the band. A long time guitar player with the amazing Rob Strong, Anton hs toured with rock and blues bands all over the world. As a session player, he continues to hone his skills, having previously recorded with The Andrew Strong Band.

 

Get in touch

If you have any questions or wish to contact John , please do not hesitate using the links below.