Sparks flew when a keyboard player from Nashville met an aspiring singer from Omaha, igniting a passionate musical experience they christened LyNnRaN. Since its formation, the married rock/country rock duo of Smokey Alan and Lydia has performed in Las Vegas, Nevada, where they currently live, and other cities across the country.
They are putting the finishing touches on their live show that blends songs from favorite rock artists from the 70’s and 80’s through today, with ones from modern country legends like Tim McGraw and Martina McBride. They also introduce fans to a few original compositions, including the country-flavored “Once in a Lifetime” and the poignant ballad “Goodbye.”
Smokey Alan (Keyboards, Vocals) is the creative force at the heart of LyNnRaN’s sound. His keyboard technique combines the style of his earliest influence, Floyd Cramer, with inspiration from other creative geniuses like Elton John, Keith Emerson (Emerson, Lake, and Palmer) and Rick Wakeman (Yes).
Lydia, described as “a songbird” by music legend Ron Dunbar (George Clinton, Holland Group), takes the duties of lead vocals; her bright soprano timbre giving the music a fresh new approach. She has always admired the ladies of music with big voices like Pat Benatar, Ann Wilson (Heart) and Martina McBride, and has incorporated their use of complex melodies into her own vocal style.
Smokey Alan and Lydia originally met in an online entertainment community in 1999. When their friendship turned romantic, each was still actively pursuing a solo music career. Their focus quickly changed the first time they sang together to a song they heard on the radio. “I started singing and Smokey started singing along with me and we just started hitting these harmonies,” Lydia recalls. “We both thought Wow…that sounded really cool.” The combination of their distinctive voices has created harmonies that have become a characteristic part of their sound.
Many duos face the challenge to provide the experience of a full band during live performances. Through the use of Korg technology, LyNnRaN has successfully overcome this challenge and allows fans who come to their shows to experience the sound of a full band. “Our goal is to give our fans their favorite songs with a new twist, while still staying true to the original artists,” says Smokey Alan.
For booking information, contact:
c/o Richard Norman
2708 Brienza Way
Las Vegas, NV 89117