“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 was recently nominated for a MOBO award (2014) as a solo artist for Best Gospel Act.
The soulful songstress 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 Leicestershire 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 listener’s day brighter. The new album was released digitally in March 2015 and entered at #16 into the Official Independent Album Breakers Chart Top 20! The soulful singer/songwriter has appeared on BBC 1 Songs Of Praise performing ‘Heaven Knows’ from the album written together with Jess Cook and BBC Radio 2 The Sunday Hour gave ‘Heaven Knows’ it’s first play.
All profits from the downloads of Kristyna’s latest single ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’ bought on iTunes will go to charity Tearfund who are passionate about putting an end to poverty.
Kristyna is supporting Tearfund’s No Child Taken campaign to protect children from trafficking, disaster and disease. Tearfund works in over 50 countries around the world where the need is greatest, helping communities prepare for and cope with disasters, such as Nepal.
Kristyna will be playing the main stage of Manchester Pride’s Big Weekend this Summer
which will coincide with the physical release of Paint A Brighter Day (Friday August 28th)
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 L