Dil started playing in 1982 at school, and was in a band before he had a drum kit. He has been playing ever since with a very wide range of artists and has many albums, TV appearances and international tours under his belt. With Oysterband alone he has toured Canada five times and appeared at Glastonbury festival and on the Jools Holland Show.
His extremely varied CV includes: PJ Proby, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Dogs D'Amour, Pete Brown (Cream songwriter), Sharkboy, McDermotts Two Hours (with The Levellers), Kevin Morris (Dr Feelgood), Oysterband, June Tabor, The Mike Ross Band, Jo Harman.
In 2010 he co-founded Porter & Davies Ltd with Oysterband PM and tech Tim Porter and continues to run the business as well as play.