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Henry Lyons / Bio

Since he was born in Connecticut in 1996, Henry Lyons' life has been quite an unusual one. At age two, he moved 3,000 miles to London, England. It was here where he first expressed his interest in music. He begged his mother for violin lessons, wanting to emulate an orchestral performance he had seen. But when he turned four, his mother instead signed him up for piano lessons. What he remembers most about the beginning of his piano career was a particular exercise, "[My piano teacher] had me balance her little make-up container on my wrists while I played. If they fell off, I would have to start the piece over. I remember a few times when she wouldn't let me leave until I got through the whole piece, I was there for almost a half an hour after the lesson was supposed to end." Since then, he has not only taken Classical piano training, but also Jazz piano training. He says that his time with the piano has greatly affected his synth work.
Upon his move back to the US (San Francisco, more specifically) in 2008, he began to expand his horizons with music by beginning to write his own songs. Finally, in 2010, he purchased his MIDI keyboard and began digitally producing. In the short time that he's been producing, he's improved a great deal, "My biggest step forward was probably my discovery of the quantization feature [laughs]. I'm kidding, of course. What really pushed me forward didn't just happen in a second. It's all about the drive: if you love what you do, you can only get better. Occasionally I'll listen to my first stuff, and I'll almost start laughing. It's just awful. Hard to listen to, honestly. I've really come far from there."
Most importantly, he's not done yet, "I'm really excited to continue with my producing. I've just started working with more complex percussion sections and chord progressions. I'm really excited about it, I can't wait till i have a finished product with this. I think I'm evolving, or defining my musical style rather, right now. It's really exciting for me being able to experiment with different styles, but still keeping my sort of signature touch there. I'm definitely moving forward, and I don't think that will ever stop."

General Info

Band Members
Henry Lyons
Artist Name
Henry Lyons
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/henrylyons
Genres
Pop / Electronic / Dance

Contact Info

Location
San Francisco, CA
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