Biography

DYLEM is the solo project of Swiss 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).

Through 2016-2017, Melody surrounded by her musicians starts touring in Swiss & France (Prog Sud Festival with the german band « Sylvan ») and fulfills a dream by collaborating with virtuoso guitarist Jennifer Batten for the song “Can’t Take Anymore” (to be released September 2017).

 


Line-up

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 sings in the band “Elferya” since 2015.

Matt Grillet
Guitarist
Born in France in 1996. He started to play the guitar at age 7. He began with acoustic guitar learning basic chords and came slowly Read More...
Matt GrilletGuitarist

Born in France in 1996.

He started to play the guitar at age 7. He began with acoustic guitar learning basic chords and came slowly to the electric guitar. Thanks to his parents (Sébastien & Corinne), he will discover Toto’s musical gender and the guitarist Steve Lukather.

On March 24th 2007, Matthieu got the chance to be invited in Metz by the band Toto and played the song “Hold The Line” with the whole band during the sound-check. He is still in contact with guitarist Steve Lukather and visit him almost every year.

Since 2006, he plays regularly with his Cover Band of Toto with Alain Hornung (Dylem’s Drummer), Claude Bussard, Grégory Wurst or William Laithier on drums, Charlie Vanaret and Nicolas Concu (Dylem’s bassist) on bass, Sébastien Grillet on keyboards and backings, Marie Grillet and Mélody Chabod on vocals.

In 2011, he is asked to play with the orchestra of Pontarlier where he performed Chaos Theory. He also played live in Kingersheim, Alsace (France) on December 9th 2011 as supporting act for Michaël Jones.

Alain Hornung
Drums
Alain was born in 1984. He started music at age 7 with classical piano before starting the drums at Claude Bussard’s school at age 11. Read More...
Alain HornungDrums

Alain was born in 1984.

He started music at age 7 with classical piano before starting the drums at Claude Bussard’s school at age 11.

He studied drums, arrangment and music theory at the Conservatoire from Montreux during two years and for an another two years at EJMA/ Lausanne.

He also learned classical percussions and teaches in several marching bands in Fribourg before becoming the youngest drums teacher at Arpège School (at age 17).

He got specialized in M.A.O. by opening his own recording studio and became one of the technical supports for Cubase and other brands in the french part of Switzerland.

In 2010, he went to London and graduated with honors at the Drumtech.

From 2005 to 2012, he was the sound engineer of several workshops : Simon Phillips, Gavin Harrison, John Blackwell, Virgil Donati, Steve Smith and many others.

He is right now and since 15 years active in several bands at the drums or at the bass and has more than 200 gigs at his credit.