Lyall’s unbridled passion lays the foundation for his debut album ‘Stranger’, which captures his live energy with a raw yet precise edge. Produced by Brendan Gallagher of Karma County, the two struck a rapport after an “immensely impressive” performance captured the imagination of Gallagher and prompted him to approach Lyall after the show.
Lyall’s sound draws constancy from his soulful yet delicate vocals, delivering a range of insights, emotions and experiences – from the “moody, darker side to the irresponsible, fun loving side” of his personality.
It is always difficult to categorise an original and inspirational artist – particularly when such a kaleidoscope of sounds is offered. Lyall’s music however, is most effectively boxed as ‘acoustic soul’ – inspired by artists such as Tracy Chapman, Bill Whithers, James Taylor and John Martin. World music undercurrents are also evident, with subtle percussive rhythms drawn from his South African heritage.
His live magic and charm have steered him to well-received performances around Australia, with high profile supports including Pete Murray, George, David Bridie, Waikiki and The Frames. Lyall also received priceless exposure on Channel V with a televised performance and interview.
With the radio single ‘Run Away And Hide’ being picked up by Triple J, there is now a strong push for exposure on regional stations around the country. He is a gifted performer with a natural charisma – destined to capture a large and broad audience, as diverse in composition as his music. And so at only 23 years of age Lyall Adonis is certainly set to make waves in Australia and beyond.