Dion Palumbo embarked on his musical voyage amidst the vibrant energy of Hard Rock Sydney alongside the band "Wizard." Upon relocating to the UK in 2003, Palumbo delved deeply into the pulsating music scenes of Liverpool and Manchester, honing and refining his dynamic sound. Over the course of twelve years, Palumbo thrived in the bustling hub of London, leading his acclaimed contemporary rock project while also lending his talents as a guitarist to collaborations with renowned artists such as Bangla folk star Shapla Salique. As of May 2022, Palumbo has established his base in the picturesque Blue Mountains of Australia, where his musical journey continues to unfold.

In 2009, Palumbo pursued further musical expertise in London, studying production and arranging at LCCM. This venture inspired the creation of "Palumbo and the Funk," a nine-piece ensemble blending rock with horn sections and backing vocalists. Their acclaimed EP "Rock the Funk" and album "All The Rage We Are" garnered industry acclaim and global airplay.

Transitioning to a streamlined lineup in 2017, Palumbo unleashed his five-piece rock 'n' roll essence. In 2019, a collaboration with Bryan Ferry's engineer yielded the ambitious "Tales From the Big Smoke," recorded during the 2020/21 COVID lockdowns.

Recognized by BBC Introducing and acclaimed radio hosts, Palumbo's singles received widespread global airplay. A fixture on London's live circuit and an international performer, Palumbo's reach extends from Berlin to Sydney.

Beyond the stage, Palumbo channels his passion into therapeutic music workshops. Inspired by Frank Zappa, he delivers soul-stirring performances solo or with his band, paying homage to musical icons while captivating audiences worldwide.

With an extensive discography and a commitment to musical innovation, Dion Palumbo continues to inspire audiences with his electrifying performances and passionate interpretations.

DISCOG: Cosmic Saga (2001), Moons Ago (2002), ThemBones (2007), Rock the Funk (2013), All The Rage We Are (2017)


Dion Palumbo, a rock troubadour whose musical pilgrimage has spanned the vibrant cities of Perth, Sydney, Liverpool, Manchester, London, and Berlin, emerges as a storyteller extraordinaire through his inspired melodies. Mentored by industry titans, Palumbo's journey is marked by a prolific output, garnering awards and cultivating a dedicated following. His original compositions, a fusion of classic rock influences from the illustrious eras of the 60s, 70s, and 90s, boast a distinctiveness that echoes his mantra: "New School based on the Old School." Palumbo's forthcoming album, "Tales From the Big Smoke," promises an exhilarating sonic adventure, with each track an expansive exploration of his artistic evolution. From the enchanting melodies of "Sweetie Song," unveiled amidst London's hustle in August 2021, to the electrifying rhythms of "Winners Grinners," launched against Berlin's dynamic backdrop in March 2022, Palumbo's musical trajectory knows no bounds. From May 2022 nestled in the serene beauty of Australia's Blue Mountains, Palumbo continues to captivate audiences with his third single, "This House," and the subsequent release of his full album @ The Joan in Penrith in July 2023. Whether performing solo with an acoustic guitar, blues harp, and stompbox, or leading a charged performance with his four-piece band, Palumbo promises to transport listeners on an inspired journey through space and time. With each chord struck and every lyric sung, Dion Palumbo invites you to join him on a musical voyage that transcends boundaries, stirring the soul and igniting the imagination.


  • “A musical powerhouse” - Gary Crowley BBC Introducing

**"Palumbo" knows how to entertain a crowd, pumping out original songs full of old skool influenced soul grooves with hints of reggae and rock . An added treat with this band is a real horn section" - Discovery Talent (OFFICIAL)

*** Dion Palumbo will be Ross M Fear’s studio guest on Alive 90.5 fm Australian Spectrum Show 9 pm Tuesday 17 January previewing his soon to be released, in Australia & the UK, his new single and album.

"Dion Palumbo is a singer, song writer and guitarist originally from Perth, then Sydney and now based in London, UK, performing around the English and European music scene with visits back home in Australia for some select performances. He has performed with his mother, Ann Palumbo’s groups Urban Excentrics and RAPT as well with various rock groups including Wizard. Dion is Winner of the 'Jazz/Funk/Fusion EP' section at the 13th Independent Music Awards (THE IMAS) 2014.

Dion will be performing live on radio as well we will feature tracks from his new album and past releases." ***

**** Winner of the “Jazz / Fusion EP” section of the 13th Independent Music Awards with debut EP “ROCK THE FUNK” (2014) ****

Andy Cavendish (Promoter - An Alternative Gathering)

Got to know Dion about 5 years ago, so I put on a funk night at T.Chances and invited them to play, they were still known as Palumbo and the Funk at the time. The evening was pretty quiet and then out of nowhere about 50 - 60 people turned up to see them, a full 9 piece with horns and backing singers, they put on the most amazing set. They've now slimmed down and have moved towards more classic rock but still keep a funky undertone. This is my favourite song of theirs, an absolute classic in my opinion that somehow takes me back to mid 70's New York, have a listen. SINGLE FROM "ALL THE RAGE WE ARE" GET IT RIGHT - PALUMBO

This House
Winners Grinners
Sweetie Song
This Thing
Backyard Sessions
Hard To Please
Stupid Games
Covers Playlist