Roots rock with a noticeable blues guitar influence, Wickens is a past Maple Blues Award Nominee and Winner of The Toronto Blues Society Talent Search. Wickens has appeared on several albums and has opened shows for artists that include Sonny Landreth, Jeff Healey, Keb' Mo', Downchild Blues Band and Serena Ryder.
"Wickens' Eric Clapton-like vocals meet gut-level growl, plus his fully realized guitar chops make him a force." (Waterloo Record)
A finalist in the 2019 Blues & Roots Radio International Song Writing Competition, Wickens carries both the bass line and guitar parts simultaneously with Mike Rajna playing full drum kit and providing vocal harmonies to compliment Wickens’ hollering - an urgent call to sit up and listen.
Using the blues as a starting point, Northern Social dives off the edge of the cliff head first, eyes open, embracing the possibilities.
“Dylan and Mike exude a musical fearlessness and forcefulness that is exhilarating. This feels like the beginning of something seriously big.” - (Rock Doctor, Gonzo Online)
Honouring the A and B side music of the GOAT, Jimi Hendrix. This production features Dylan Wickens (guitar), Dan McKinnon (guitar), Wayne Deadder (guitar), Mike Rajna (drums) and Ryan Allen (bass).
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