Tilly Dent writes lyrically-driven melodic pop music, by mixing an impressive vocal elasticity with intricate fingerstyle guitar playing; his songs and sound take you into his inner-world.
Influenced by 90’s singer-songwriters like Elliott Smith and Jeff Buckley, Tilly composes songs which are both complete melodic ideas, whilst remaining vocally open to improvisation and emotional dynamism in a live setting.
Originally from the Devonshire countryside, Tilly graduated from Oxford last year, where he was a regular on the music scene. Now in London, he’s focused on bringing his unique sound to a wider audience.
The music and sound of Tilly Dent reminds me strongly of artists like Donovan, T-Rex and very early Bowie, the “singing in the shadowed hallways” sound, very refreshing and like all good things, well worth the listen.