Grant Lyle

Grant Lyle

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‘Rock with Feeling’ is the motto for this fresh, original material. The music has mass appeal and ranges from hard, simple rock anthems to sophisticated, melodic tunes.

Biography

Grant Lyle is an esteemed guitarist, singer, and songwriter within the Canadian music scene. Having played professionally in clubs, festivals and with four recorded CDs, Grant has developed a strong and loyal following. In addition to his own musical pursuits, he has played with a plethora of great, professional Canadian and American artists. As a recognized music professional, Grant is a member of SOCAN and SAC.

Over the years Grant has received a great deal of media attention, including television appearances on Breakfast Television and CKVR’s Grow TV where his original music was used for the duration of the show. In addition, Ontv, CityTV, CKVR, and CBC television have featured him performing live.
His CD's have received local airtime on CJRT, CBC, CIUT, CKLN, CKVS and others. As well, in 2002 he performed live on Mojo radio. And, throughout the world his music is heard in a variety of countries including Russia, France, England, USA, and Spain. Grant can also be heard on the Internet through a variety of online websites.

He has been favourably reviewed in numerous publications including the National Post, Toronto Star, Toronto Blues Society, Exclaim!, and Blues On Stage as well as many other magazines, e-zines, local papers and journals.

In 2001, Grant Lyle was recognized within the top 10 of Canadian blues artists by Real Blues magazine based in British Columbia. Another notable achievement in this year was a licensing deal with a German record company, Taxim, for his album, Traces.

Since May of 2003, Grant Lyle, in collaboration with bassist Kevin Green, has been writing original, contemporary material.

Over the past year the band has been performing these new songs to audiences in clubs and festivals throughout Ontario and the reactions have been extremely positive. Equally, bar owners and booking agents have endorsed the original rock material.

Music is a requirement to the happiness and fulfilment of humanity. With these interests in mind, Grant Lyle and his band strive to develop compositions, recordings, and performances that are inspiring and positive to diverse and wide-ranging audiences.

Lyrics

Come Alive

Written By: Grant Lyle

Come Alive

If I could I surely would come alive
If I could I surely would all the time

Take it from me I’ve been trying
Take it from me all my life
Take it from me I ain’t lying
Take it from me come alive

When I tried to be with you I just died
Now I feel just like a fool I should cry

Take it from me I’ve been trying
Take it from me all my life
Take it from me I ain’t lying
Take it from me come alive

I ain’t got a choice right now I’ll be fine
I can make it anyhow, anywhere, anyhow, any time

Take it from me I’ve been trying
Take it from me all my life
Take it from me I ain’t lying
Take it from me come alive

In Deep

Written By: Grant Lyle, Kevin Green

In Deep

Sailing by on a breeze
We need a break from this heat
I’ve just got to get to you
Just like you get to me

And now’s my chance with you
My love I’m going to prove
What I’m saying is true
Ain’t nothing else will do

I’m in deep
I’m into you

Time is flying by
There’s such a long way to go
We’ve got to get together
This I know for sure

And now’s my chance with you
My love I’m going to prove
What I’m saying is true
Ain’t nothing else will do

I’m in deep
I’m into you

We’ve been down before
I have been for days
Some people have it easy
Things just go their way

And now’s my chance with you
My love I’m going to prove
What I’m saying is true
Ain’t nothing else will do

I’m in deep
I’m into you

It's Worth It

Written By: Grant Lyle, Steven Woods, Scott Brammer


It’s Worth It

I’m starting now you see the way
How love may heal the world today
How music plays a vital role
In easing everybody’s soul

From our hands comes its rhythm
From our minds come its vision
But from our hearts comes its greatest strength
To come together and give thanks

It’s all worth it
It’s all worth it
You’ll see

If I could just lock you up
I’d lock your arms around me
I’d tell you baby don’t give up
You are special you will see

I know you’ll find your happiness
In your heart a great success
I don’t mind working ‘til I get sore
So you might have a little more

It’s all worth it
It’s all worth it
You’ll see

Discography

Live At Healey's
(2003) Independent
Tracks:
1. Hi Heel Sneakers (6:31)
2. Whipping Post (10:25)
3. Can't Stop Loving My Baby (4:34)
4. Trouble Trouble Trouble (11:21)
5. Give Me One Reason (8:13)

Traces
(2002) Taxim Records
Tracks:
1. Found The One (4:26)
2. It's Worth It (3:24)
3. Can't Be Satisfied (2:59)
4. Don't Go No Farther (2:48)
5. Traces (6:19)
6. Make It Alright (3:15)
7. Can't Stop Loving My Baby (2:41)
8. Down On Bending Knee (3:55)
9. Just A Stranger (3:44)
10. Ain't Nobody's Business (3:33)
11. Dig (3:58)
12. All Your Love (3:07)
13. Another Mile (4:47)
14. Mellow Down Easy (2:23)
15. Shufflin' (3:17)

It's Worth It
(2001) Independent
Tracks:
1. It's Worth It (3:25)
2. Don't Go No Farther (2:50)
3. Can't Stop Loving My Baby (2:42)
4. Dig (3:57)
5. Down On Bending Knee (3:57)
6. Another Mile (4:47)
7. Found The One (4:27)
8. Traces (6:19)
9. Satellite (3:33)
10. Mellow Down Easy (2:24)

Brotherhood
(1999) Independent
Tracks:
1. Just A Stranger (3:47)
2. Walkin' Away (3:15)
3. Ain't Nobody's Business (3:37)
4. Shufflin' (3:19)
5. I Miss You So (3:01)
6. Make It Alright (3:18)
7. All Your Love (3:09)
8. Cryin' Wolf (3:13)
9. Can't Be Satisfied (3:03)
10. Reflection (3:56)

Set List

Grant Lyle can provide a evening's entertainment ranging from a full ensemble to solo performances.

Any length of program that needs to be filled can be accommodated.

Sets include original material and/or select covers.

Original songs include:
Care
In Deep
Survive
Jewel
It's Worth It
I Will Love Again
Relief
Traces
Found The One
Satellite

Examples of Cover Tunes Include:
Pride and Joy (Stevie Ray Vaughan)
Mellow Down Easy (Little Walter)
Whipping Post (The Allman Brothers)
Give Me One Reason (Tracy Chapman)
Evil Ways (Santana)
Lucille (Little Richard)
Little Wing (Jimi Hendrix)
She's Got It (Muddy Waters)