“I loved 1950’s Rockabilly, in its purest form,” Kyle Lacy says of his time spent listening to Carl Perkins and the Stray Cats as a teenager.
“A bandleader with the ferocity of Brian Setzer and the finesse of Ray Charles, he’s got a wild soulful voice and guitar chops to match.” After moving to New York, Kyle worked in The Buddy Holly Story, which cemented his songwriting style, firmly connected to late fifties and sixties rock’n’roll. A 2017 album with his first band, Harlem River Noise, was recorded in a head spinning two days, with 10 songs all tracked live, straight to tape. “When it’s tape, you can’t go back to fix mistakes. There’s something about the mistakes that make the record come alive,” says Kyle.
Now, working with Billy Aukstik at Dala Records has helped Kyle develop the early soul sound of his new recordings and dive further into the influence of singers like Sam Cooke and Ray Charles. Kyle is on tour both solo, and with Harlem River Noise in 2019 and beyond.