Kyla Brox

Kyla Brox can be tender, urgent and gritty: she blurs the distinction between pleasure and pain like the soul greats of old. The daughter of blues singer Victor Brox, Kyla started singing on-stage at the age of 12 and has several albums to her name, including the band triumph Coming Home (2004) and the stripped and sensitive Grey Sky Blue (2009). The different setting, from band to duo/trio, encourages two distinct Kylas to come to the fore – the salty blues mama in line from Bessie Smith, and the tender soul singer who sets out her hopes and fears in song. She never flinches from emotional reality in either situation, and is undoubtedly the finest UK blues and soul singer of her generation. The Kyla Brox Band graduated to the major league with their show-stopping appearance at Colne Blues Festival in 2002, but their roots go back further, to the infamous ‘child slavery’ edition of the Victor Brox Blues Train, which explains the superb tightness of the playing and the miraculous empathy between the musicians.

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