Biography

DYLEM is a Swiss progressive & melodic rock band founded by vocalist, songwriter and composer Melody DYLEM.

Melody DYLEM had become known through the Little Dreams Foundation where she will have the great opportunity to sing a duet with Phil Collins (Genesis).

Melody was also the lead singer and co-composer of the Swiss Symphonic Metal Band “Elferya” for Eden’s Fall Album.

In 2015, Melody decided to create her own project, a blend of progressive rock and melodic rock, under her name. The achievement will be the release of her first single “Walk Away » recorded with session musicians early 2015.

The strength of this song will convince the label 7Hard in Germany to release a whole album and the genius designer Hugh Syme (Dream Theater, Rush, Whitesnake) to create the artwork of her debut album released in January 2016.

The album will get very good reviews in German rock magazines (Rock It! & Breakout) as well as in many webzines around the world. Several songs of DYLEM will feature on compilations among great bands (Nightwish, Epica or Within Temptation).

Since 2017, DYLEM starts touring in Switzerland & France (Prog Sud Festival with the german band « Sylvan ») and fulfilled a dream by collaborating with virtuoso guitarist Jennifer Batten for the song “Can’t Take Anymore” (released September 2017).


Line-up :

Christian Gouteron – Bass; Don – Keyboards; Olivier Quinche – Drums; Valery Veings – Guitars

Melody Dylem
Singer & composer
Melody started at age 15 as a singer in different events (private concerts, company parties, etc.). In 2000, she had her first television appearance on Read More...
Melody DylemSinger & composer

Melody started at age 15 as a singer in different events (private concerts, company parties, etc.). In 2000, she had her first television appearance on the Swiss french TV (« les Coups de cœur » of Alain Morisod. Then she had the opportunity to get into the Little Dreams Foundation created by Orianne and Phil Collins where she was sponsored by the artist Phil Collins during her training (singing lessons at CV Prod Paris, at the Swiss Jazz School of Bern, danse, theater…) until she became graduated in 2004. During year 2001, Melody was invited to sing a duet with Phil Collins and his legendary musicians (Chester Thompson, Leland Sklar, …) on the hit single “A groovy kind of love” at the Grand Casino of Geneva. During those four years at the Little Dreams Foundation, Melody sang with the « LDF band » on most of the greatest scenes in Switzerland (Arena of Geneva, Montreux Jazz Festival, Stadium of Sion (supporting act for canadian singer Garou), etc.). In 2003, she was semi-finalist of international competition « Jazz Voice Montreux jazz festival ». Between 2006-2013, she was the singer of different studio projects and did private concerts. She also was a singing teacher in different music school. In 2012, Melody created the band “Tribute to Rock” in which she covers various songs of Rock FM’. She began to create her first solo album called DYLEM in her home studio in 2013. Melody is also dancing as modern jazz as classical since she is 6. She also was the lead singer of the Swiss band symphonic metal “Elferya” during some years.

Don – keyboards
Keyboards - Composer
Don starded piano at age 6. At 9, he was already on stage playing his own compositions. Since then, he had played in different bands Read More...
Don – keyboardsKeyboards - Composer

Don starded piano at age 6.

At 9, he was already on stage playing his own compositions.

Since then, he had played in different bands of various styles (Blues, Gospel, Rock, Funk, Country) performing on the biggest stages in Switzerland (Arena of Geneva, Auditorium Stravinsky) and festivals (Bex Rock Festival, Cully Jazz Festival, Rock Oz’Arènes, Montreux Jazz Festival, Blue Balls Festival).

He performed with american singer Eric St-Michaels (China) and the bands Touched by, Spoonful (with the singer of Swiss metal band “Sideburn”), Reasons, Blue Mojo, Bobby Johnson, Mama G, Tribute to Rock and the Gospel Choir “One Step” of Lausanne.

Don features on the album of Monica Aliaga, Eric St-Michaels and Touched By.

He co-wrote the album Dylem.

Valery Veings – guitar
Guitar player
Self-taught guitar player since he is 15, Valery quickly joined the band “Like Wilds” and wrote the music for circus company “Altaïr”. In 2008, he Read More...
Valery Veings – guitarGuitar player

Self-taught guitar player since he is 15, Valery quickly joined the band “Like Wilds” and wrote the music for circus company “Altaïr”. In 2008, he joined the band “Elferya” (symphonic metal band) at its very beginning and will play, tour and record during 10 years with them. Valery is also the co-founder and guitar player of the band “Chaoseum” since 2018.

Christian Gouteron – bass
Bass
Born in 1964, Christian is a self-taught bass player and guitar player. During several years, he was the lead guitar in the rock band “Mental Read More...
Christian Gouteron – bassBass

Born in 1964, Christian is a self-taught bass player and guitar player. During several years, he was the lead guitar in the rock band “Mental Onions” and recorded an album with them. He was also bass player in “Serial Players”, a progressive rock cover band during two years. He participated in different projects thru the years as well as bass player or guitar player. He joined DYLEM in 2019.

Olivier Quinche – drums
Drums
Born in 1970, Olivier started to play drums at age 7. With the “Tambours de Nyon”, during his youth he got the 4th place in Read More...
Olivier Quinche – drumsDrums

Born in 1970, Olivier started to play drums at age 7.

With the “Tambours de Nyon”, during his youth he got the 4th place in Swiss Championship.

He studied drums at EJMA/ Lausanne during several years and then went to New York where he studied at the Drummers Collective, Music School, during one year, where he obtained different certificates (CPA & CPB, ACP Advanced certificate).

He is right now and since 1982 active in several bands at the drums and has more than 450 gigs at his credit (from rock, metal, funk, pop, electro, blues, fusion to country, afro, jazz, new-orleans or gospel). He was also session musician in different recording studios (Switzerland, Belgium, France & USA).