(James) Kyle Reid is a multi-instrumentalist from Goderich, Ontario and has been involved in many bands and projects. Currently he is studying music at Redeemer University College in Ancaster, ON. He's been involved with such groups as Lucerin Blue, Land of Canaan and the up- and-coming Black Stars Across The Galaxy (be sure to check out the new record in Sept. 2009).
Kyle has studied piano since he was 8 years old and has taught himself to play many instruments ranging from percussion to guitars to the saxophone. Currently he has involved himself in the music production world using Ableton and many other facets of that sort. With his to-be-had degree and his knowledge, he will be ready to make a difference in the musical world. 2. Kyle Reid is a guitarist, singer, and songwriter based in Norman, OK.
Either solo or with his band "The Low Swingin' Chariots," Kyle perform his variations of swing and folk music. 3. Kyle Stuart Reid is an influential and successful cross-genre musician who is best known for the smash hit 'Piano Song', which topped both the UK Charts and the US Hot 100 Billboard, and the controversial progressive rap anthem 'Arabs'. Deemed by many to be some of his deepest work, 'Arabs' was met with critical acclaim, though its bizarre Middle-Eastern time signature and arabic vocals led many to believe that Reid was suffering from a drug addiction, and only served to separate him from his adoring army of fans. Reid was born in 1992 to a standard middle-class British suburban family. During his teenage years he acquired a prodigious talent for computer generated music using equipment funded by the taxpayer through the highly questionable Educational Maintenance Allowance scheme.
It was in this period that his Magnum Opus, 'Piano Song', was born. Critically acclaimed, 'Piano Song' was thought to be a reflection on Reid's own experiences of life and a distinct mellow undertone is notable under the dulcit tones of the synthesised keyboard that characterised his early work. Music critic David Binge is widely accepted as the first to listen to 'Piano Song'. He recalls: "I was just blown away; it was superb'. Praise indeed, from a man notoriously picky in his musical tastes.
However Reid found it difficult to win over some other sections of the music scene, and many believe this stuggle against the mainstream music was portrayed in the enigmatic 'PianoDoesn'tSuck'. Reid lists his influences as: Guns 'n' Roses, AC/DC, Mozart, Deathprod, Desmond Dekker, Wagner and the Jonas Brothers, although he admits that much of his turkish rap, seen in the 2008-2009 phrase, is more influenced by verses of the Qu'ran. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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