MYFEVER - Born For Spaces (Acoustic)
BRYTLY, Tom Galloway & Kaitlyn Connor
515-B North McDonough St.
Decatur, GA, 30030
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:30 PM
Hailing from the glassy coast of northwest Florida, MYFEVER boasts a sound that is perhaps under explored and under exploited, where avant-garde expression brushes shoulders with the southern tradition of heartfelt songwriting, embodied in always thoughtful and catchy melody.
Having bounced around the south as kids with their family, founding members and brothers, Weston and Garrett Hine landed in the small coastal town of Panama City, Florida. There, they grew up on the Gulf of Mexico cutting their teeth on any kind of music they could get their hands on. Alternative giants such as Radiohead and The Killers were developmental staples as well as more southern oriented artists such as Florida’s own Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. The band was formed in 2014 after a life-altering Kings of Leon concert that left the Hine brothers with ringing ears and inspired hearts.
Now residing in Atlanta, Georgia, their latest EP release, "Born for Spaces” (2017), has opened a new iteration of their sound drawing on influences such as The War On Drugs and Coldplay. Boasting streams in the six figure range, the lead single "Childhood Keepsake, Circa 1991", is honest, unapologetic and bolstering of a clear humanistic message. Small hometown roots can be found in every note and every lyric.
Gratifying and soulfully reflective MYFEVER continues to fuse modern essence into a recognizable sound. Each release reaffirms the band's dedication to making pure, real music.
Twenty-year-old singer and songwriter, Codi Lester, pka, BRYTLY, is a native South Carolinian who is finding her artistic footing in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. When she was a senior in high school, BRYTLY befriended an up-and-coming artist named Macy Todd, who was working on a record with seasoned music producer, Dan Hannon (Manchester Orchestra, A Rocket To The Moon, Aaron Shust). During a visit to Atlanta to write with Macy, BRYTLY was invited to the studio and met Hannon. She grabbed a guitar and played a song for him and he immediately encouraged her to get serious about her pursuit as an artist. "I asked her what she planned to do after graduation and she said she was going to school to get an education degree. I said I doubt the world needs another teacher as much a they need to hear you sing", recalls Hannon.
Fueled by that vote of confidence and the support of her family, BRYTLY, packed her things, moved to Atlanta, and has become a fixture at the Gullch Collective, Hannon's studio and artist development hub that he co-founded with partner, Torri Galaviz. BRYTLY dived into songwriting and demoed and delivered three new songs per week to Hannon, which she committed to do as a demonstration of her work ethic and dedication. "I have worked with so many young artists over the years and BRYTLY is the first one to take the advice and ACT on it. I was blown away by her work ethic and the quality of the material. The decision to start recording her is a no-brainer" says Hannon.
BRYTLY is no stranger to exceeding expectations. She was the hometown hero of Newberry, South Carolina, as an ambitious thirteen-year-old singer determined to live out her dream of being a successful artist. "When I was little, I was dressing up, putting on make up, singing into a hairbrush, and singing in front of the mirror. It was a daily ritual", says BRYTLY, as she laughs and flashes her trademark of a smile. "I had no doubt that I was made to do this. I don't care how hard it is or how high the odds are stacked against me, I will be writing songs and performing them for as long as I live." It is in words and moments like this that one can begin to sense the origin of her sobriquet. She essentially glows while talking about her music and it is as if she could will a career into existence with pure and unadulterated belief in herself. Fortunately for BRYTLY, a stage name inspired by a quote from Robert Greene in his best seller "The 48 Laws Of Power", her confidence is just a byproduct of her incredible voice and natural gift for writing a relatable lyric towed by an infectious melody. She is destined to burn brightly among the artists of our time, whether it takes two years or two decades.
"Burning more brightly than those around you is a skill that no one is born with. You have to learn to attract attention." -Robert Greene, The 48 Laws of Power
Tom Galloway & Kaitlyn Connor
Nashville-based Americana duo known for their raw chemistry, memorable songwriting, and refined harmonies. Related projects include Maradeen, Mama's Love, & Maggie Rose.