Paul James ft Lyla D Souza & Danny Neale
Its been an incredible experience working in the studio with Lyla, where she blew me away with a heartfelt delivery on the funky club track 'Love Hurts' and with Dan Neale on the brilliant 'Unconsciousness'
Both tracks feature on Paul James featured Artist Album 'Test Tube Creations' OUT NOW and 'Unconsciousness' as Single Release OUT NOW on Lad Records. A superb Remix pack comes courtesy of top DJ's and Producers Tosch, Paul James, Byron Gilliam and Taboo Logik
'Love Hurts' has already been snapped up by US Music Mogul Ronnie Maze for the 'Neurotic Groove Remixes' and the Ronnie Maze Remixes are OUT NOW .Its surely testament of good things to come for Lyla who deserves big chart success.
About Lyla D' souza
“A strong and confident singer, I have seen Lyla go leaps and bounds to become an artist who has now found her niche and thriving in it.” Francesca Wilkins, Festival Mushroom Records
“A pintsize powerhouse! Lyla has a rich resonant voice that demands attention with a range that is seemingly endless. Yet aside from her charismatic stage presence and playful nature, it is her songs that people go away raving about.” Editor Drum Media, Australia
“A powerful singer/songwriter reminiscent of Anastacia & Macy Gray” Daniela Djuric, A&R Warner Music
“Watch this space!” Warrick Hornby, The Whitlams, Warner Music
Influenced by the songwriting of U2, Alanis Morissette and Franz Ferdinand and the vocal prowess of Bill Withers and Stevie Wonder, Lyla cathartically weaves provocative, personal, meditative, universal and quirky experiences into uplifting, catchy and palatable songs for people of all ages to both identify with and enjoy.
Lyla is a London based rock/soul singer songwriter who has been performing across the UK, Europe and Australasia for the past eight years. Working with the producers such as Mike Rowe (Rolling Stones, Oasis, Sheryl Crow), Clive Lendich (Boys II Men, Jermaine Jackson), Tim Dudfield (Ce Ce Peniston), Greystoke Productions (Elton John, Lemar) she has gained publishing credits with SonyBMG, Sony (France), Zomba Music (Australia) and Ministry of Sound.
In between these projects, she has been working full time as a session singer and lead vocalist for a number of top UK corporate and original bands performing for the likes of Shirley Bassey, Mick Jagger, Plymouth Music Festival, Mainz Music Festival (Germany), Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and at venues including the Jazz Café, Sydney Opera House and Hotel de Paris (Monaco).
As a result of years fronting bands alongside world class musicians including Ian Gibbons (The Kinks), PJ Phillips (Vanessa Mae, Rod Stewart), Pete Adams (Tom Jones) to name a few, Lyla has been moulded into a consummate performer with the agility to both engage and entertain an audience of 80 to 10,000.
In late 2005 she met up with Richard Erskine of Bellissima and after hearing their amazing work decided she wanted him to produce “Loose Cannons” the indie/rock/soul album she came to London five years ago to make. “Rock music has always been in my blood and I needed to take a break from dance music and get back to my roots!” Already receiving airplay in Australia and on the internet, there are a good handful of singles ready for release into the UK/Europe market.
Watch this space for upcoming gigs with Lyla and her Imaginary Friends and places/1000 ways to buy "Loose Cannons".