Pain & Glory (2019)
“Manchester’s answer to Aretha Franklin.”
Blues and soul are inextricably linked to award-winning singer-songwriter Kyla Brox, whose raw talent has led her to be called "the best blues singer of her generation."
Winner of the 2018 UK Blues Challenge as well as the 2019 European Blues Challenge and freshly crowned Best Female Vocalist at the 2019 European Blues Awards, Kyla's star continues to shine bright.
Her latest album, Pain & Glory, reached No. 1 in the IBBA (Independent Blues Broadcasters Association) charts for April and was the
most played album across the IBBA radio network for the
whole of 2019. In a huge nod to her ongoing stature in British Blues, the UK Blues Federation made Kyla an official Ambassador of UK Blues in 2016 and she is one of only three British singers
privileged to be included in the 50 Women of the Blues Spotify playlist.
The daughter of blues cult figure Victor Brox, Brox began her career as a teenager in her father's band and has since developed her own polished sound, heard on her critically acclaimed 2016 album acclaimed 2016 album "Throw Away Your Blues" and the dazzling, multi-faceted 2019 album "Pain & Glory." Her voice - delicate, haunting, gritty, blurring the distinction between pleasure and pain - mixed with the enchantingly fluid guitar work of Paul Farr, the inspired bass playing of Danny Blomeley and the in-the-pocket drumming of Mark Warburton, makes for a unique and powerful, often joyful, always emotional experience.
Danny Blomeley, whose alternately tender and uninhibited playing has earned him a following of his own.
Kyla also performs as a duo with her husband, a virtuoso acoustic guitarist. With many albums under her belt and many miles covered on the road, touring all over the world, Kyla Brox is widely regarded as one of the very best soul blues singers the British Isles has ever produced.
“Manchester's answer to Aretha Franklin.”
(Tony Wilson, Factory Records)
“The finest female blues singer of her generation”
(Manchester Evening News)
“Surely one of the finest voices Britain has ever had”
(Pete Clack, Blues In Britain)
“Kyla Brox knows how to handle the gears... the Mancunian vocalist lets songs percolate, raising the temperature by degrees, then
giving it both barrels in the final stretch. It's a thrilling tactic.”
(Henry Yates, The Blues Magazine)
"An authentic soul diva… sensitive, sexy, and with infinite reserves of sassiness"
Kyla Brox has delivered a multifaceted blues record with her new long player “Pain & Glory”, which obviously shines with her love
(Stephan Skolarski, Sounds Of Sounds)
This woman has what it takes to be a blues superstar and every fan of this music should have heard her.
She is a “Bluesman’s Child”, a “Sensitive Soul.
"Pain & Glory" is a successful work of art.
(Philipp Roser, bluesnews)
‘Pain & Glory’ sets new standards for a singer who has the ability to go all the way.
(Pete Feenstra, getreadytorock.uk)
Availability: on request (booking lead
time 5 weeks)
Location: Clubs, Festivals
Requirements: Hotel (Travel Party 4-5), Catering, local PA
Price: on request