About Lyra Brae
The rural Brendon Hills in Somerset, seems an unlikely place to find a young singer/songwriter of such distinction as Lyra Brae.
Her ever developing tone is regularly likened to Kate Bush but her style comes from a different place. Inspired as a young girl by such greats as Aretha Franklin, Carol King, Jonny Lang, Al Green and Joss Stone, Lyra started writing her own songs.
Recognising her talent as an eight year old, her Parents put Lyra into classical piano, dance classes & Acting; Studying at ITV workshop in Bristol and playing many venues in London as a young singer/songwriter, Lyra was coached at ‘Mama Stones Academy’ in Exeter by Wendy & Jonathan Joseph, ‘The Voice’s’ Adam Isaac.
Lyra recorded her first self-written album under a different name aged 14. Many of her works being featured on BBC introducing Bristol/Devon & BBC Radio Somerset. She went on to write and record with songwriter Gavin Thorpe and engineer Ali Staton. Lyra performed on ‘Party Wright around the world’ with Mark Wright on ITV.
In 2013 Lyra met guitarist Julian Hutson-Saxby (Nina Hagen Band, TM Stevens, SAHB, and Ted McKenna) and started writing and recording demo material towards what is now Lyra Brae. In 2015 after recording with producer ‘Mark Tucker’ she released her debut single ‘Black’. She went on to tour the UK supporting Ben Montague, Emma Stevens & Emmy J Mac.