For Neil Lyons, growing up on the East Coast of Canada, the constant influence of music became his foundation at an early age. After working at a recording studio in Alberta in the late 90’s/ early 2000’s, writing and recording became his true passion in life. For him, all these years later, writing is still the serene balance in an otherwise chaotic existence.
This unique songwriter melds roots in his 2020 EP, “Anything
Real” – a record that lands outside of a proper genre, and off-trend of the
current soundscape. Some of this record shows up as country with the absence of
vocal twang, driven from the Celtic roots. While some of it hints at early 90’s
alternative rock – the raw impact of the music from that era and the nostalgia
of that time is something he will always be drawn back to.
The hope for this record is that the listening brings some fraction of the joy that there was in the making.