Born on September 7, 1987, Jon "Ditty" Didier is a rapper/songwriter/artist/activist from Dunedin, FL. He is also the founder of the Dunedin Lyricist Society, a freestyle hip-hop open mic, operating since July 2012.
Jon began rapping in 2006, starting a punk rock/rap group, The Chupacabra Machine, with drummer Derek Saballos (DJ D-Rok). During their short-lived run, the band wrote, rehearsed, and recorded a handful of terrible songs that will hopefully never see the light of day. Around this time, Jon began performing as a guest emcee with local band, Variety Workshop—appearing on their self-titled debut—and additionally recording with the band's hip-hop side project, the Vdub Allstars.
From 2007-2014, Jon Ditty, alongside DJ D-Rok, performed under the moniker project: SAVE c.a. hircus (project save the goat). In 2012, while living in Orlando, they released their debut album, College Radio: The Music That Beck Wishes He Had Made, aided by the encouragement and guidance of Swamburger (Solillaquists of Sound). In November of 2013, the duo won 1st Place in the inaugural Open Jam Challenge at the Dunedin Brewery (featuring 40 local acts).
In February 2015, DJ D-Rok decided to pursue his dreams of becoming an astronaut, enlisting in the United States Air Force to gain flying/pilot experience. In turn, Jon Ditty has embarked upon his career as a solo artist.
Jon Ditty has performed with the following artists/bands: One Sun, Four Star Riot, Stick Martin Show, Variety Workshop, Holey Miss Moley, Rev. Funky D & the New Diggs, Shoeless Soul, Future Vintage, Green Sunshine, Between Bluffs, Legacy Orchestra Collective, lushbudget, The Crazy Carls, BlessEd & the Divine Derelicts, The Nancy Rayguns, and more...
Jon Ditty has opened up for the following artists/bands: Sublime w/ Rome, The Supervillains, (hed) pe, Slum Village, Blueprint, Supastition, Rampage the Last Boy Scout, Astronautalis, Yoni Wolf (WHY?), SOJA, Mad Conductor, and more...
Awards: 1st Place Champion of the inaugural Open Jam Challenge at the Dunedin Brewery