Tognocci's "Shaded Glitch" to perform at The Middle East on Nov. 19
Oct 30, 2014 02:02PM ● Published by Pamela Johnson
Dylan Tognocci recently released his first album “Lost In A Labyrinth,” available on iTunes
He found his love for music and performing at a very young age. At the age of just four, his parents (Nannette and Daniel) enrolled him into as many classes as possible. Ranging from Performance troupes, community theatre, talent shows, and voice lessons. The older he was becoming the more serious he was taking his art. Dillon was becoming so cultured and inspired by the life of performing, he found himself taking something from each genre and creating his own vision within each field, knowing he would create something with all of it one day.
In the summer of 2009, Dillon entered an amateur American Idol contest in the town of Franklin, MA, where he competed against seven other contestants. He sang the songs “Candy Man” by Sammy Davis Jr. and “You Raised Me Up” by Josh Groban. Dillon was awarded first place and he received free studio time to record 3 cover songs and radio airplay. Dillon wasn’t interested in recording cover songs, he wanted to write and record his original music. He began reaching out to different recording studios until he caught the attention of producer, Patrick Dreier, the owner/founder of “Encore Music Academy” of Franklin, MA. Patrick saw the vision Dillon was heading in and put him in the hands of producer Ryan PM, former drummer of Electro Pop duo (Young London) and now lead drummer of Boston Rock N Roll band (The Devils Twin). From that point forward, the two started collaborating and bringing art and music into one. They began creating compelling, heart pounding, commanding beats, with powerful haunting lyrics.
Throughout the creative process, Dillon was also focusing on his appearance and development as an artist. He knew he never wanted to perform under his real name, he was a target for bullying growing up and lacked confidence by putting his real name out to the public, not knowing how people would react to his music. He wanted to create a name that felt bigger than himself and carried meaning behind it. In early 2013, Dillon came up with the stage name ‘Shaded Glitch.’ He explained that he came up with that name because the word “Shaded” means blocking and shading out the negativity from people, and “Glitch” stands for being different. Dillon said he “always felt different in a positive way” as if there was a “glitch in the system...I never liked following the crowd. I always did my own thing and was always ready to create and entertain.”
Shaded Glitch has just begun his career in music and is heading in a positive direction. The 21-year-old's album, "Lost In A Labyrinth" has received rave reviews and can be found on iTunes, Amazon, iHeart radio, Pandora, Spotify, Google Play, Xbox Live, Beats Music, Rhapsody and many others. Shaded will be opening for pop superstar ‘Neon Hitch’ Nov. 19, at The Middle East Nightclub, 472-480 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. Neon Hitch came on the scene in 2012 with her smash hits Luv U Betta, Gold featuring Tyga and collaborating on ‘Gym Class Heroes’ hit song A** Back Home. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased through ticketweb.com or personally through Shaded Glitch at firstname.lastname@example.org