I did an interview with UK-based Aldora Britain Records, a record label and e-zine publisher. You can read the complete interview here.
Leave the Light On
KYLE RIGHTLEY is a creative mind without a pause button. Having trained as a classical musician, Kyle went on
to explore his jazz flare and influences before becoming a member of award winning groups such as The Big
Payback, Driveway Thriftdwellers, The Civil Engineers, and Beefus. On top of this productivity, Kyle’s prolific tendencies have led to a blossoming solo career. Most recently, he has committed The Hum to tape, an eleven-
track record that saw the light of the day in the first half of 2022. This set highlighted further sides of Kyle’s creative edge, venturing into the realms of crunching alternative rock, storytelling Americana, and progressive
art pop. Kyle’s free-flowing and genre-defying approach is the real appeal of The Hum, allowing the album to stand above its peers. In recent months, Aldora Britain Records caught up with this contemporary singer-
songwriter to reflect on his journey so far, specifically focussing on his most recent solo record. That conversation is published here for the first time.
Aldora Britain Records: Hello Kyle, how are you? It is a true pleasure to be talking to such a creative contemporary
songwriter. I am a big fan of what you do! I was wondering if we could start off by stepping inside the time machine. What are some of your earliest musical memories and what was it that first pushed you towards pursuing this passion of yours?
Kyle Rightley: I am doing well, thank you! I really appreciate the vote of confidence. I credit my parents’ love of music for shaping my path. My earliest musical memories were singing along to the music my father played on the home stereo when I was a kid. The two artists that I remember really having an impact on me were Neil Young and Sting. Growing up, I developed other interests as well. But music really became the primary focus when I was a teenager, and I haven’t looked back since!