Raised on a steady diet of punk, reggae, 80s underground and rock, Lydon Quill spent his childhood exploring and listening to a sphere of genres like Motown, new wave, grunge and classic rock. As he began observing the archetype riffs and chords from various genres, it was only natural that he pick up an instrument along the way. Or, in his case, four: drums, guitar, bass and keyboards. This, combined with an early interest in live music, has given Lydon a solid foundation of music theory and composition that has allowed him to experiment with a style all his own.
Lydon’s debut album, information superhighway (2014), marks his formal introduction as an audiophile. information superhighway is an electronic music project that’s littered with heavy synthetics, manipulated samples and laid-back vocals. Each track twists together ambient beats with complex textural layers, creating a fantasy, hyper-real soundtrack that fringes on cyberwave acoustics. The album is a culmination of Lydon’s emerging skill and lyrical mixology that illustrates sophistication well beyond his age.
Now 19, Lydon has amassed an inventory of rhapsodic experience. He began playing drums at the age of 6, initially at a music conservatory, then in junior high (and high school), Lydon was enrolled as a student musician at the Sandy School of Rock for 7 years, performing in dozens of seasonal shows (ranging from Best of Bowie to the music of Led Zeppelin, Beastie Boys to Radiohead, the music of Soul Train, the Beatles, Motown and more), outdoor concerts, Battle of the Bands and more. Additionally, he was a student musician in the inaugural School of Rock "Little Rock" program as well as a member of the audition-based School of Rock Showband for many years, playing 100+ private and public events and fundraisers. He's also been fortunate enough to have performed in concert — twice — with legendary guitarist, Earl Slick. While in high school in Park City (UT), Lydon was the drummer for the indie band, Euphoria Again, and played in several other bands with his brother, Ian Quill, and friends. He also performed in the PCHS Percussion Ensemble while balancing a weekly DJ set on KPCW Radio (in Park City, UT). Upon moving to San Diego, he joined ASB, acting as student DJ and Commissioner of Sound at Grossmont HS (La Mesa, CA).
In 2014, Lydon auditioned for and was selected to attend the GRAMMY® Foundations’ 2014 GRAMMY Camp in Los Angeles, where his musical career was amplified as he was able to meet and collaborate with dozens of other talented musicians and industry professionals from all over the world.
In the spring of 2015, Lydon was once again accepted to attend the GRAMMY Foundations' 2015 GRAMMY Camp in LA and recently, he's started college in San Diego, majoring in Music Production.