Glasswerk is proud to present the beautiful singer-song writer Kristyna Myles. Born and discovered in Manchester, Kristyna has went on to sign and then part with a major record label as motivation to release her own crowed funded album ‘Paint A Brighter Day‘ to which she will be touring to support it’s launch in March!
You can catch Krystina live as part of the album launch on the 26th March at Surya, London
“In short, she is a must see talent” METRO
“Soulful and distinctive” M.E.N Newspaper
MOBO award nominee Kristyna Myles is no stranger to the big stage and a songstress whose currency is rapidly increasing, thanks to the success of her debut album release ‘Pinch Me Quick’ (2014), recorded with Grammy award winning producer Ken Nelson (Coldplay, Paolo Nutini).
Discovered playing the streets of Manchester, Kristyna went on to win BBC Radio 5 Live’s Busker of the Year competition which opened exciting doors into the music industry. Myles’ self-penned song ‘My Lord’ was featured on Universal compilation album ‘Songbird 2008’ alongside artists such as Amy Winehouse and Eva Cassidy, was nominated for a MOBO award as part of Gospel Group ‘DTWG’ (2009), recorded duet ‘Raging Storm’ with Chris De Burgh, toured across Europe and performed in the States at SXSW. Artists she has opened for include Will Young, Lisa Stansfield, The Wanted, Mick Hucknall and Nile Rogers and Chic.
Kristyna Myles is a supporter of charity Tearfund who are passionate about putting an end to poverty and wrote the ‘IFsong’ as part of the ‘Enough Food If’ Campaign encouraging people to come together for this cause. The Manchester based singer/songwriter is keen to raise awareness of incredible charities through her music and embarked on a busking tour around the UK for the homeless charity Centrepoint who she is an ambassador for.
Despite being signed to a major record company in 2010 and having completed the first of a five album deal, just one single release in three years saw exhilaration turn to exasperation, providing the motivation for Kristyna to take back control of her career and copyrights, parting company with management and label. It was a brave move that has since been vindicated by sales and praise for ‘The Paris Match’, co-produced by legendary Style Council drummer Steve White and Mercury Prize nominated producer Andy Ross and described by modfather Paul Weller as “absolutely stunning”. The single outsold its predecessor on the mighty Decca, emerging as one of the highest independent entries of 2013 and introducing Kristyna to new audiences and supporters.
As an independent artist and young business woman, Myles joined forces with her supporters and PledgeMusic to fund her new album, the campaign launched in September 2014 and was a great success. ‘Paint A Brighter Day’ is the title of Myles’ new album featuring self penned songs about life-lessons with the aim of inspiring and painting the listeners day brighter. The soulful singer/songwriter has appeared on BBC 1 Songs Of Praise performing ‘Heaven Knows’ written together with Jess Cook which will be featured on her forthcoming album. BBC Radio 2 The Sunday Hour gave ‘Heaven Knows’ it’s first play and most recently Kristyna Myles has been honoured with a MOBO Award Nomination for Best Gospel Act 2014.
Endorsed by Yamaha Music (UK)
“Kristyna (Myles) isn’t interested in being seen as the next ‘cool’ thing, instead, she’s intent on producing soulful, thoughtful and powerful music that simply satisfies” Chris Long, BBC.