David Lyttle - Interlude - CD

David Lyttle - Interlude - CD

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The international press has for a number of years praised the versatility and drive of a young musician whose experience is verging on that of a veteran. Hot Press described Northern Ireland-based producer/instrumentalist David Lyttle as perhaps the most inventive and nich-averse artist in Ireland and his first solo offering outside of the jazz idiom is set to cement his status as an exciting new artist in urban music.

David Lyttle began his musical career as a four-year-old folk musician in his family’s band, which went on to tour in the USA and record three albums. As a child he switched between cello, percussion and a variety of ethnic instruments, playing genres ranging from Irish folk to Americana. In his early teens he was prominent in Northern Ireland as a DJ in clubs and on pirate radio. At eighteen he decided to become a drummer. By his early twenties he was known as Ireland’s busiest jazz musician, frequently featuring the upper echelon of global jazz in his groups and making regular trips to the UK, Europe and USA. At twenty-three he founded the multi-genre record label LYTE Records and also completed a PhD in Musicology. Following the production of several successful albums in the jazz and folk worlds, including the breakthrough jazz album ‘Questions’ for Andreas Varady, Lyttle now makes his urban debut.

On 'Interlude' David features on keyboards, bass, drums, cello and vocals, revealing a strong personality as a songwriter whilst drawing on the influences of producer heavyweights Q-Tip, Mark Ronson and Pharrell. The collaborators include MOBO-winning, Mercury-nominated rapper Soweto Kinch, UK rapper/vocalist Homecut and Brooklyn rapper iLLspokinN. Talent from Ireland such as vocalist Rhea, rapper Wile Man and guitarist Andreas Varady also appear. In addition, Lyttle enlists Alist session guests such as Jason Rebello (Sting), Pino Palladino (Adele, D'Angelo), Michael Buckley (The Cranberrys), Keith Duffy (The Corrs, Ronan Keating) and Linley Hamilton (Van Morrison). ‘This Moon of Ours’, featuring Homecut, was released as a promotional single in September and gathered significant airplay on stations throughout the UK and Ireland, including BBC Radio 1 and RTE Radio 1.