Listen: Piano/Keyboards

Unless noted, all recordings made at my own FreePlay Studios.

{audio}Soundcheck Bounce|Soundcheck Bounce.mp3;Other Side|Other Side key demo.mp3;Ambition|Ambition.mp3;Overature|Overature Edit2.mp3{/audio}

1. Bebop Piano: “Soundcheck Bounce” (with Richie Piasetski, drums)
2. Pop Keyboard: “Other Side” (D. Bell)
3. Funk Organ: “Ambition” (B. Humphreys, recorded at Rogue Studios)
4. Free Improv, Solo Piano (D. Bell)

Contact

To get a response best suited for your inquiry, please use the address that best suits your needs.

Performance Booking:                                  gigs_at_dylanbell.ca
Studio/Producer Inquiries:                            studio_at_dylanbell.ca
Workshops, Masterclasses:                         workshops_at_dylanbell.ca
Arrangements:                                              arrangements_at_dylanbell.ca
Just Saying Hello                                        dylan_at_dylanbell.ca

If your message is time-sensitive, please include “Urgent” in your subject heading, and I’ll respond in kind. I look forward to hearing from you!

Listen: Voice

Check out these examples, listed by style. All parts sung by Dylan, recorded at FreePlay Studios.

{audio}Bebop Jazz – Skating (V Guaraldi)|Skating.mp3;R+B/Funk – I Wish (S Wonder)|DylanBell-RnB_Funk.mp3;Pop/Rock – Don’t Fix What’s Broken|Don’t Fix What’s Broken dB.mp3;Classical – Dona Nobis Pacem|Dona Nobis Pacem.mp3{/audio}

1. Jazz Scat: Skating (V. Guaraldi)
2. R+B/Funk:
I  Wish (S. Wonder)
3. Rock:
Don’t Fix What’s Broken (D. Bell)
4. Classical:
Dona Nobis Pacem  (D. Bell)

Producer

I got my first tape recorder at age five, and at sixteen I sold my cello to buy a four-track multitrack machine.
I guess I was born to be a producer.

I produce music of all styles, particularly:

  • Vocally-driven music
  • World music
  • Jazz
  • Original songwriting

I’m probably best known as an a cappella producer. I’ve worked with some of the best a cappella groups in the world, including the Swingle Singers in the UK, and The Nylons and Cadence here in Canada. I was nominated for “Best Engineer” for my work on the Cadence album “Twenty For One”, along with mixmeister Adam Messinger (Chris Brown, New Kids on the Block).

I only work on music I enjoy, which means you’ll always get the best from me.  In addition to my work in-studio as producer, engineer and session musician, I  can contract additional musicians and facilities, develop timelines and budgets, and advise on grants and other funding sources.

FreePlay Studios

I mainly work out of FreePlay Studios, my home-based recording facility. I am equipped for small and medium-sized projects as well as post-production work. Many of my clients are internationally-based and send their work to me to finish… but if you live somewhere in the world I’d like to visit, I may even be able to come to you.

If you’re wondering why you should hire a producer (or wonder exactly what a producer does), check out this article I wrote for the Contemporary A Cappella Society of America.

Creating music should be a joyous experience, and I do all I can to make it so.

Want to hear examples? Just listen around this site…Most of the audio clips were produced by Dylan at his own FreePlay Studios.