Dion Lunadon

Dion Lunadon (born 4 March 1976) is a New Zealand bassist, guitarist and former band leader. He is known for his high energy, aggressive stage presence.[1]

Dion Lunadon
Birth nameDion Lunadon
Born (1976-03-04) 4 March 1976
OriginAuckland, New Zealand
GenresGarage rock, punk rock, noise rock, power pop
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsGuitar, bass, vocals
Years active1991–present
LabelsFlying Nun, Festival Records, Hollywood Records, Sony Music Japan, Mute, Dead Oceans, Infectious Records
Associated actsThe D4, A Place To Bury Strangers, Nothing at All!, The Rainy Days, The Snitches, The True Lovers, The Scavengers

Early life

Lunadon was born Dion Palmer in Auckland, New Zealand. He studied piano as a child before taking up the guitar in his teen years.

Career

As a young man Lunadon played with a number of New Zealand bands, including The Snitches, Marty Sauce and The Source, Nothing at All! and The Rainy Days. He has also played bass and sang with The Scavengers at various reformation shows [2]

Lunadon was a member of the New Zealand rock band The D4, who produced several recordings and performed at Homebake 2004.[3]

In 2009, Lunadon formed the band True Lovers.[4][3]

In 2010, Lunadon played bass in New York noise rockers A Place To Bury Strangers. As well as regular energetic stage performances,[5] he played with this group on the albums Worship and Transfixation,[6] the EP Onwards to the Wall[7] and a number of other recordings.[8]

In 2014 Lunadon performed at the Ridgewood Music Festival.[9]

In 2017 Lunadon released his debut solo album.[10]

Discography

Studio albums

EPs

Singles

References

  1. "Review: A Place to Bury Strangers, 'Transfixiation'". Spin.com. 18 February 2015. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 January 2015. Retrieved 8 February 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. "D4 frontman reveals new band". Stuff.co.nz. 29 December 2009. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  4. "Live Review: A Place to Bury Strangers, Cymbals Eat Guitars at NYC’s Music Hall of Williamsburg (7/27)". Consequence of Sound, Zach Schonfeld, 30 July 2012
  5. " A Place to Bury Strangers on the End of Death by Audio and Their New Album 'Transfixiation'". Vice 25 February 2015, John Norris
  6. "A Place to Bury Strangers - Onwards To The Wall Album Review". Prefixmag.com. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  7. Bowman, Patrick. "On the Record with Dion Lunadon of A Place to Bury Strangers | Music Features". Pghcitypaper.com. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  8. "Rocking Out At Onderdonk House – Ridgewood Music Fest Brings Sounds For Every Ear". Times News Weekly, Scott L. Mitzner
  9. "Dion Lunadon (A Place to Bury Strangers) releasing debut solo LP (listen to “Fire”). Brooklyn Vegan, Bill Pearis
  10. "A Place to Bury Strangers Feel the Noise". Under the Radar. 28 November 2012 By Lily Moayeri
  11. "A Place to Bury Strangers on the End of Death by Audio and Their New Album 'Transfixiation'". Vice. 15 February 2015, John Norris
  12. "A Place to Bury Strangers’ Dion Lunadon shares self-titled debut solo album: Stream'". Consequence Of Sound. 05 June 2017, Ben Kaye
  13. "A Place to Bury Strangers announce new album, Pinned, share “Never Coming Back”: Stream'". Consequence Of Sound. 31 January 2018, Eddie Fu
  14. "A Place To Bury Strangers - Onwards to the Wall CDS". Pennyblackmusic.co.uk. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  15. Chase, Ted. "Dion Lunadon of A Place To Bury Strangers | QRO Magazine". Qromag.com. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
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