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Meet Adrian Lyles

Today we’d like to introduce you to Adrian Lyles.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Adrian. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I love writing my own lyrics and composting music that tells stories and is relatable.

I started playing the piano at age 3 and singing since I was eleven. I placed 2nd in Melody of Hope’s Showcase and won the opportunity to sing “God Bless America” for over 2,000 people at The Texas Big Star Half Marathon.

I have to say my public performing really took off from that performance.

From there, Melody of Hope has booked me for many events in the Dallas area, and I just won the MOH North Texas Giving Day jingle contest.

Last year when I was 13, I released my first EP self titled, “Adrian Lyles.” I just released a couple more singles this year and I am currently working on self-producing an album. My music is on all streaming platforms, but I really appreciate how the city of Dallas and its music scene supports local artists. My music is played on Deep Dallas Radio Singer-Songwriter Showcase and KXT 91.7 Local Show.

I was fortunate enough to get accepted to Booker T Washington School of Performing and Visual Arts in the Vocal program. (awesome dream come true school!) The teachers and students are awesome. I think this school helps me to grow technically and creatively.

For example, I am now working on producing music. I produced a single for a fellow student titled, “Waves,” by Lucas Gandara. We were so hyped on the way it turned out. You can check it out on all streaming platforms.

I’ve had the opportunity to perform at many local venues like Legacy Hall Box Garden, Louie Louie’s Dueling Piano Bar in Deep Ellum, the Frisco July 4th Freedom Festival, The Cottonwood and Frisco Arts Festival, and the Dallas/Fortworth NFL Alumni fundraiser event. And many more gigs.

I have a band called Adrian Lyles and The Sound Evolution. I have a drummer, Charles Plana, and a bass player, Paul Zahn. All three of us are 14 years old and we all click and enjoy playing together. My drummer’s mom is amazing and she does all of the videos. This summer was awesome, because we were the selected band to perform the half time show for the Women’s National Football Conference Inaugural Super Bowl in Denver, Colorado and we just got invited to perform at the WNFC gala in 2020.

Growing up, my mom and dad always made sure we help people in need in the community. I am so lucky that I get to do this with my music by donating my time and performing for charitable events like the Ikizere Foundation for Rwandan refugees entering legally in the US with refugee status and Battle of The Bands for Stephanie Lynne Calams Memorial Scholarship for college and technical schools in the DFW area

My goal is to have a permanent career in music. So far, I’m having a blast doing this music thing. So, one of my songs on my first EP was “Nobody Knows My Name,” and I’m hoping and working towards changing that.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
When it comes to writing my own music, the struggle is deciding what is good enough to put out and realizing that I am growing and I’ll get better with time.

What do you do, what do you specialize in, what are you known for, etc. What are you most proud of? What sets you apart from others?
At the end of the day, it’s all about the music. I write music that I connect with. I write all of my own lyrics and composition. My lyrics express my inner thoughts and feelings. My lyrics allow me to express emotions that people are going through. For example, my song “Shower Thoughts,” is all about anxiety. My song, “Average,” is about being yourself and not fitting into a box. I’m not trying to create music just to be sold, but music to express real emotions and I hope people can relate to it.

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
I would have learned more instruments. I’ve been playing the piano since I was three. I want to learn the guitar, and I want to get a ukulele. I released my first EP when I was 13 and now, I’m 14 so I think I still have time to learn and who knows, maybe the drums next.

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