Dylan Thomas Lewis
19 February 1973
|Alma mater||University of Melbourne|
Lewis was educated at Caulfield Grammar School and graduated in 1990; he then studied a Bachelor of Education in Drama and Music degree at the University of Melbourne. John Bannon, former South Australian premier, was Lewis's stepfather.
Lewis has undertaken several roles hosting and presenting for numerous Australian music programs; his quick rise to fame started was while he was a host on ABC TV's national Saturday-morning live music show Recovery (from 1996 until the show's run finished in April 2000). The year 2000 saw Lewis presenting a national television program, The 10:30 Slot, and Pepsi Live, a music chart television program.
In September 2006, Lewis signed with Nova 100 where he was music presenter in mornings for four years then moved to afternoons until November 2012. As of June 2013[update], he co-hosted the Lewis & Lowe breakfast show on Nova 91.9 in Adelaide with Shane Lowe, later joined by, then replaced by Hayley Pearson as the Dylan & Hayley breakfast show (until 2019). He previously worked as a radio announcer for the Austereo Network and Triple J. He has won three Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs): "Best Newcomer" in 2007, "Best Music Personality" in 2009 and most recently for "Best Music Presenter" in 2012.
Lewis was the lead vocalist and played harmonica for funk/alternative rock band The Brown Hornet, and was later involved in a hip-hop project under the name Megabias. More recently, he has sung in a Melbourne-based group called Manchoir and the children's band The Haploids.
Lewis had a role in the Australian film The Real Thing (2002), and has played the lead role in three short films: Like It Is, Ray (2004) and The Postman (2007). He was also an extra in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones.
Lewis is married to Hollie, with whom he has a daughter and son.
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music has always been a big part of Dylan Lewis' life. But the beat doesn't stop when he's reading Dr Seuss to his two children Rose, 7 and Jethro, 3
Lewis says reading plays a significant role in the family's household and the Dr Seuss books have made it never feel like a chore. "My wife Hollie is a big reader and we've always made it a very important part of the children's routine, but they enjoy it," he says.
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