Kyla Brox is back with a new album, Live at Köniz Castle!

It’s rare to achieve intimacy and connect with a roomful of strangers, but this is what Kyla Brox achieves with Live at Köniz Castle, recorded at the Kulturhof in the grounds of Köniz Castle, Switzerland, on March 25 2023.

Kyla is the youngest daughter of legendary bluesman Victor Brox, as fondly remembered in the autobiographical ‘Bluesman’s Child’, with its heartfelt, “Two in the morning, still on stage / No chance of school next day…” 

Her music is predicated on the notion that blues and soul are indistinguishable forms, and lashes the force of Afro-American music with a distinct Lancashire sensibility. To hear the singer in full flight is to be convinced that Kyla Brox is the greatest soul singer Britain has yet produced.

A ratio of two covers to 14 originals seems about right. The originals draw on Kyla’s consummate skills in role-play and imaginative empathy. Some of her songs are touched by lived experience, and are inspired by people she has known and loved. The immortal ‘Bluesman’s Child’ fits this category. Of the covers, Kyla’s classic interpretation of ‘Hallelujah’ blows every other version out of the water. No really. Listen and you’ll find that it’s an objective fact.

A road-tested four-piece with the standard singer plus guitar, bass and drum line-up departs from blues rock conventions whenever Kyla tootles her flute, a sound which summons back to African atavism. Connoisseurs of blues guitar may wish to note Paul Farr’s capacity to channel the expressive force of the immortals Peter Green and Jimi Hendrix, and his ability to shadow Kyla’s voice. Drummer Mark Warburton and bassist Danny Blomeley calibrate the pitch of intensity in perfect unity, whether holding back or surging forth. 

Taken as a whole, Kyla and crew achieve a perfect balance between sensitivity and ferocity. 

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Tour Dates

Kyla Brox

Date City Venue
Fri Jul 26th 2024 Sale Refract @ Waterside
Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Waterside. Venue phone: 0161 912 5616.
Fri Aug 23rd 2024 Colne The Great British R&B Festival
Admission: £40. Age restrictions: All Ages. The whole of the Friday night, from 7pm, has been dedicated to the memory of Kyla’s late father, Victor Brox, with everyone on the bill at the Hippodrome (Paolo Fuschi, Franny Eubank, Norman Beaker) connected to him in some way and Kyla and band being joined by many surprise musical guests from Victor’s past at 11pm Buy Tickets Venue Information
Sat Sep 14th 2024 Diseworth, Derbyshire Diseworth Blues
Admission: £22. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 07731 435758. Address: Diseworth Village Hall. For tickets please email or call 07731 435758 Venue Information
Fri Sep 20th 2024 - Sun Sep 22nd 2024 Orkney Orkney Blues Festival
Admission: £99. Age restrictions: All Ages. Kyla will perform multiple times over the weekend, with Dan and also as part of some unique to Orkney Blues combintions! Exciting! Buy Tickets Venue Information
Sat Oct 5th 2024 Callander, Scotland Callander Jazz & Blues Festival
Age restrictions: All Ages. The band will play at 3pm at The Hostel and the acoustic duo will play at 8pm at Riverside Inn Venue Information

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