Mike Dillon (musician)

Mike Dillon (aka Mike D) is a percussionist, vibraphonist, vocalist and songwriter born in San Antonio, Texas. He is a member of both Seattle-based Critters Buggin and Les Claypool's Fancy Band. He has performed with many musicians including Ani DiFranco, Stanton Moore (Garage A Trois and Galactic), Brave Combo, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Marco Benevento and New Orleans musicians Kevin O'Day, Johnny Vidacovich and James Singleton. Dillon also performed in the 80's with local Dallas and Denton favorites Ten Hands.

He has led Dallas-based Billy Goat, Kansas City-based Malachy Papers and Austin-based Hairy Apes BMX (HABMX).

He released a self-titled CD in 2003. In 2006 he started a funky project "Mike Dillon's Go-Go Jungle" which included members of Billy Goat, drummer "Go-Go" Ray Pollard, and bassist, J.J. "Jungle" Richards. Also, contributing to the Go-Go Jungle release Battery Milk was long-time associate, saxophonist Mark Southerland. The live Go-Go Jungle performs songs from Dillon's prior projects and recently included Brad Houser on bass.

Dillon and saxophonist Skerik often perform as a trio with alternate third members. National tours have included keyboardist Brian Haas and bassists James Singleton and Brad Houser.

Dillon resides in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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