Five Minutes With: Vancouver-based Indie Singer/Songwriter Dylan Perkons

Hailing from Santa Maria, California, Dylan Perkons, a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist now based in Vancouver, constantly explores diverse musical realms. His contemplative and moody songwriting, influenced by The National, Big Thief, Neil Young, and John Prine, found recognition with the debut album “The Healing Day” in 2019. Engaging in prior projects like Mind That Bird and leading Wired to the Sky, Perkons collaborated with notable Canadian producers, including Colin Stewart, James Benjamin, David Vertesi, and Jonas Bonnetta.

Currently pursuing a music technology degree at Douglas College in Vancouver, Perkons released the single “Good News” on November 17, 2023. As he nears completion of his degree, he looks forward to the musical adventures that 2024 has in store.

Dylan Perkons


Dylan Perkons


Singer/songwriter, Indie



# of Albums:


Latest Album:

The Healing Day

Latest Single:

“Good News”

Latest Video

Favourite musician growing up:

When I was a little kid probably John Lennon and Thom Yorke

Favourite musician now:


Guilty pleasure song:

Honestly, I don’t even know if I believe in guilty pleasure songs anymore. I’m so obsessed with bad pop music and I think it’s great!

Live show ritual:

Snacks, always snacks

Favourite local musician:

Spank Williams

EP or LP?

Probably LP but I wanna say EP to fight for the underdog

Early bird or night owl?


Road or studio?

The last few years it’s been all studio and I’ve been enjoying that a lot. But planning to get back on the road this year for the first time in a long while.

Any shows or albums coming up?

New single ‘Good News’. Watch out for more

Where can we follow you?

Instagram | Facebook


Rapid Fire Local Questions:

What is your favourite local restaurant?

La Mezcaleria

What is your favourite street in your city and why?

I love hanging out on the Drive. Still on the hunt for the most magical residential street in Vancouver

What is your favourite park in your city and why?

So far probably Queen Elizabeth strictly because of the view

What is your favourite music venue in your city?

Red Gate

What is your favourite music store in your city?

For records, I love Red Cat on Main and for gear in the city, Exile on Main is the best small shop in town.


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