Having released a staggering five singles in twelve months, Dylan Crampton recently crowned his breakthrough year with an appearance on The Late Late Show, proving that this local boy is now a national sensation.

Given that the 20-year-old singer-songwriter was born playing the guitar (a difficult birth, by all accounts), such success is somewhat inevitable. Pop Stuart is one of Wicklow’s most in-demand session musicians and teachers, mum Val has been singing the blues for close to 30 years, brother Elliot has tasted solo and band fame (thanks to The Redwoods), and sister Claudia is forging her own path in poetry.

“I just can’t imagine not playing music,” is how Dylan explains his no.1 passion. “It’s always been there, and it always will. The fact that I get to create new music, and send it out there, that’s been a dream of mine since I was a little kid.”

Seeing Dylan surrounded by his family members on that infamous Late Late Show appearance simply reiterated the path that was somehow chosen for the Greystones lad.

“I don’t think I ever wanted to rebel against the family business, and become a lawyer or a real estate agent,” laughs Crampton. “Making music is what I would do when I’m not working, so, to be able to make it my 9-to-5 as well as my latenight thrill, well, how perfect is that…?”

You can find out just how perfect Dylan E. Crampton is when he makes his hometown headlining debut on Sunday, September 8th.


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