(aka Mike D) is a percussionist, vibraphonist, vocalist and songwriter born in San Antonio
. 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
), 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.