LYRA

Canadian singer-songwriter Lyra Brown was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. She began studying piano and theory at the age of 5, and her musical ear and gift for poetry rapidly blossomed as she began writing and performing songs in her early teens. 

Lyra’s debut album, The Language of Eyes, was released in January 2015 to broad critical acclaim and was well received by audiences. Lyra performed to a sold-out venue for her CD release show at The Artery (now The Aviary). She earned swift media attention with airplay on local radio and was interviewed by The Edmonton Journal, Vue Weekly, Sherwood Park News and The Edmonton Examiner. Katherine Duncan, featured Lyra on her CBC Radio show, “The Key Of A,” and the album fast became a chart topper at CKUA and CJSR radio, with The Language of Eyes finishing at #7 on CJSR’s Top 300 Albums of 2015. 

Lyra has opened for Emily Haines, Danny Michel and American poet Buddy Wakefield and performed in several music festivals, including the Canmore, Calgary and Edmonton Folk Music Festivals as well as NextFest and UP+DT 2017. She was nominated for four 2016 Edmonton Music Awards: Female Artist of the Year, Pop Recording of the Year (“Cheek & Bruise”), Adult Alternative Recording of the Year and the People’s Choice Award. In May 2017, Lyra received the Telus Storyhive music video grant for her new single, “A Little Vulture Told Me”. 

Lyra’s songbird voice and insightful material captivate the ear and mind, and her unique sound places her in a genre beyond convention. Eclectic influences are the source of her inspiration, making her music a blend of classical, indie and pop, yielding a sonorous style and igniting the imagination. 

She released her new single, "A Little Vulture Told Me," in May 2017. Lyra’s passion for writing and performing keeps her busy, and she is currently in the studio recording her next album.

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