'The Independent Music Show Magazine' February 2018 - Page 4

Randy Lyght

Featured Artist - 02 - February - 2018

A Danie Cortese

Entertainment Presentation

Randy Lyght is a jazz and pop singer/songwriter with 4 studio albums to his credit. His music career spans 20 years of experience recording, performing and captivating his audiences with his genuine warmth and confident stage presence.

Another Side of Me (a FACTOR funded project) is Randy’s forth release and most personal to date. His vocals are described as warm, slightly raspy with lots of character, mellow and having a lyrical style. Thematically the album is very much about love and love. It covers new relationships, the love of a

parent/grandparent, life passing by quickly, lost love, love of a spouse and just having fun in being in love. These are songs that can have a meaning to everyone at some point in their life.

Exhibiting a unique blend of post-day pop and smooth jazz, with a musical style that accurately combines popular music with the American songbook style, Lyght aims for a sense of appeal on the new collection of his original music and lyrics. He credits his co-composer Andriy Tykhonov and award-winning producer Rick Hutt with helping him create music that is both new and familiar. Lyght’s rich vocals, artfully mixed with superior rhythms and contemporary songwriting, result in a sophisticated jazz/pop sound closely resembling that of Tony Bennett (Love Comes Then It Goes), Harry Connick Jr. (Bumped Into Love) and Burt Bacharach (Long Way Around). Randy’s original tunes also include a latin/bossa nova style with “Dancing in The Sand”. – All being a reflection of the precedent era.

Randy is also the proud recipient of two additional FACTOR Grants (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent on Records) for the two singles “Witchcraft” and “All In Fun” both being on his most recent CD “A Return to Romance”. Randy’s solo recordings from Just In Time and A Return to Romance has received international airplay and critical acclaim.