New record coming soon!

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Kyra and Tully on speaker stage in Berlin, Germany

Kyra Walker and visual artist M.P. Tully (www.mptully.com) are in the final mixing stages of a brand new fully produced, 11 original songs studio album called 'Time'.

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Kyra and Tully in Berlin, Germany 2019

Kyra and Tully spent their time and talent recording on and off between May-October 2019 at the beautiful Leopard Frog Studio in Battersea, Ontario set amid a gorgeous and serene landscape that overlooks two lakes and 200 forested acres of land.

Kyra and Tully continued to add parts to T'ime' amid their extended stays in a cabin in the woods on 100 acres on a bio dynamic farm and their travels abroad (mainly Germany and bits in Switzerland, Austria, France).

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Kyra and Tully Black Forest Germany Summer 2019
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Kyra and Tully in the Black Forest in Germany Summer 2019
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Kyra and Tully at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland (world center for anthroposophical movement) Summer 2019
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Tully, Alex Terry and Kyra in France Summer 2019
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Tully and Kyra and Nurnberg Castle in Germany Summer 2019
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Tully and Kyra in Bayreuth, Germany at the Wagner House (interesting tidbit: Kyra is related to the Wagner's- via marriage!)
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Kyra and Tully at the Berlin Wall in Germany Summer 2019
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Sodo dog at cabin in the woods at bio-dynamic farm 2019
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Kyra and Tully at bio dynamic farm
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Tully, Kyra and Sodo dog at the farm Winter 2019
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Tully recording his piano part on 'Time' at Leopard Frog Studio 2019

The musical husband and wife folk duo teamed up once again (Kyra and Tully (2006); Far Away (2009); and Wildlife in and out of the City (2010)  with co-producer and engineer extraordinaire Chris Coleman (Nightsun, Nuvu Music) who also did some recording and mixing of 'Time' in his studio in Iqaluit, Nunavut.

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Tully, Kyra and Chris Coleman at Leopard Frog Studio Battersea, ON 2019

The trio (in between travels to Europe and Chris back to his home in the North) from May and October 2019, carefully lay down bed tracks and more and gradually invited their multi-talented musician artist friends into the studio to add their magic, including Danielle Lennon (violin); Mara Shaw (cello);

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Danielle Lennon (violin) and Mara Shaw (cello) recording at Leopard Frog Studio 2019

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Tim Crease (upright bass) recording at Leopard Frog Studio 2019

Tim Crease (upright bass);

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Alex Terry (guitar, vocals) recording at Leopard Frog Studio 2019
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Tim, Kyra, Alex, Tully at Leopard Frog 2019
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Van Sheen (electric guitar) recording at Leopard Frog Studio 2019




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Tully, Van Sheen and Kyra Leopard Frog 2019

Kevin Bowers (electric guitar) (pic pending); Alex Terry (guitar, vocals, violin); Van Sheen (electric guitar);

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Tim Sheffield (vocals) recording at Leopard Frog Studio 2019


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Kyra, Tim Sheffield and Tully at Leopard Frog Studio 2019

Tim Sheffield (vocals);

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Pete Bowers (drums) recording at Kevin Bowers Studio downtown 2019

Pete Bowers (drums) and

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Oscar Evans (drums) recording at Kevin Bowers studio downtown 2019




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Kezyan, Tully, Oscar Evans and Kyra at Kevin Bowers Studio downtown Kingston, ON Summer 2019

Oscar Evans (drums);

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Roger James (banjo) at Leopard Frog Studio 2019
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Chris Coleman, Roger James and Kyra at Leopard Frog Studio 2019
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Tully and Roger James at Leopard Frog Studio 2019

Roger James (banjo):

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Jason Erb (pianette) recording at Leopard Frog Studio 2019
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Tully, Jason Erb and Kyra at Leopard Frog Studios Summer 2019

Jason Erb (pianette);

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and Val Hamilton (saxophone) (picture pending).

The all original heart soaring songs on 'Time' span over two decades, before (1990's) married life with child (and dog who sadly recently passed RIP dear Sodo) and making and releasing music as a duo (2001 on wards) up to recent times (a couple of the songs were written just weeks before going into the studio).

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Kyra and Tully in field in Summer 2019
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Kezyan and Sodo on porch
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Kyra, Kezyan and Tully go karting and biking on trails near downtown Kingston, ON
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Kezyan listening to drums being recorded on 'Time' at Kevin Bowers studio in downtown Kingston 2019)
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The late Sodo our LOVE DOG (and singing dog see video on you tube Kyra and Tully channel also Sodo stars in our video for the songs 'Love in All These Things' and Journey Home' see those on our you tube channel too)
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Kyra, Kezyan (Elvis), Tully and Sodo dog

Kyra and Tully 'Time' embraces the sweetest of vocal harmonies and soaring melodies, intricately woven with meticulously sublime orchestrated instrumentation.

The lyrics of Kyra and Tully 'Time' resonate a love and passion for nature, animals, humanity (self and others), infused with a depth of experiences and relationships that explore both inner and outer changing feelings, weather and landscapes.

'Time' is a transformative journey through a myriad of thoughts and feelings, travels and changing seasons; at once self reflective and world observing.

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It's the light of love that Kyra and Tully wish to share with the gift of their music.. and it's present all through "Time". They are sooo excited to share it with you soon!

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                                  2015 Release: Kyra and Tully 'Journey Home'
                    All Kyra and Tully music is available digitally worldwide!

                                                      order click here

'Everyone should get to hear this sweet and truthful music.' -- Bruce Cockburn

'Kyra & Tully's insidiously hooky songs have a way of sticking with you long after the disc stops spinning'. -- Now Magazine (Toronto)

"The EP’s title track “Journey Home” is a proper Canadian folk tune. Using Lake Ontario as the setting for a melancholic song about love, it’s reminiscent of Joni Mitchell’s music— down tempo and melodic, glazed with a tint of sorrow and a feeling of loss." Grey Owl Point Music Blog (Canada)

"There's something distinctly Ontarian about Kyra and Tully's fourth release, Journey Home. Between Kyra's stunning, Sarah Harmer-esque vocals, the winter weather-inspired lyrics and the laid-back banjo arrangements (and perhaps their history of being featured on CTV's Degrassi Junior High), this Kingston-based husband-wife duo is Central Canadiana to the core."  Exclaim!  (Canada) 

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photo by David Chang (Lights and Lens)


Downtown Kingston’s Music in the Park Noon Hour Series 2016

live band kyra and tully confed basin 2016We love this summer gig in Kingston, as part of Downtown Kingston’s Music  in the Park Noon Hour Series, at Confederation. So great to just plug in to professionally manned sound (thank you Luke and Larry Stafford Sound Design!) and play an hour in a beautiful place to an engaged audience, it’s dreamy and fun.

 

Kyra and Tully band July 2016

Pappy & Harriets, Pioneertown; JT Saloon, Joshua Tree and Ma Rouge Cafe, Yucca Valley California, USA

KyraandTullyPappyandHarriets2015We are loving Joshua Tree and the surrounding desert area! A beautiful place with many beautiful people. We performed at Pappy & Harriets open mic last night, backed by Ted Quinns stellar band. There is a live video of our performance on the Kyra and Tully facebook music page live performance at Pappy and Harriet’s, Pioneer Town California taken by a music writer Lisa Lynn Morgan- from the Palm Springs area (Coachella Valley Weekly).

Tonight we’ll head to JT Saloon in Joshua Tree for another open mic featuring Ted Quinn and his band..  and we will play a few tunes (thanks to Steve Lester!)  at Ma Rouge Cafe in Yucca Valley this Sunday, Dec. 27 around 2pm.

 

EXCLAIM! Review April 2015

Review of Journey Home by Sarah Towle    EXCLAIM!

There’s something distinctly Ontarian about Kyra and Tully’s fourth release, Journey Home. Between Kyra’s stunning, Sarah Harmer-esque vocals, the winter weather-inspired lyrics and the laid-back banjo arrangements (and perhaps their history of being featured on CTV’s Degrassi Junior High), this Kingston-based husband-wife duo is Central Canadiana to the core.

Journey Home kicks off with the gentle — but drum-driven — “Write About It,” a song made to be cranked on a car radio while driving through cottage country. Similarly, the title track is full of those aforementioned Sarah Harmer octave leaps and gentle backing harmonies, which hold the album’s catchiest chorus (“Cold Winds through Ontario/Shake the Windows”). There’s also something in there with that small-town, dingy watering-hole sound: the lo-fi blues tune “Why Don’t You Call.”

While Journey Home lends itself to a handful of deliciously sweet moments, the album tends to suffer from a minor identity crisis, bouncing back between a singer-songwriter sound on the Kyra-dominated tracks and a more blues-rock sound on those featuring Tully (“Thunder and Lightning” and “Why Don’t You Call” are the stand-outs). But overall, the EP lends itself to the roots of its composers — straight from the heart of the Heartland province. (Independent)

GET IT

http://exclaim.ca/Music/article/kyra_tully-journey_home

 

Greyowl Point Music Blog Review of Journey Home 2015

Review Journey Home Greyowl Point reviewed by Elysse Cloma

Kyra and Tully - Journey Home - coverI have a soft spot for family bands. Maybe it’s because I was raised with the sounds of The Carpenters and Captain & Tenille, or maybe it’s a function of being in a band with my older sister. I think that pop artists who make music with their loved ones almost always have a special appeal. For example, Sonny & Cher’s music gets its strength from their talent as vocalists, but the dynamic of their relationship as husband and wife gives songs like “I Got You Babe” their appeal. “I Got You Babe” celebrates Sonny & Cher’s relationship as a married couple, making the song sugary sweet and instantly likeable.

Husband and wife duo Kyra and Tully of Kingston, Ontario make music with the same “sugary sweet” appeal as many before them. Like the hippie countercultural music of the 1960s, Kyra and Tully’s five-song EP Journey Home is meant to inspire hope in their listeners. Brought to life by dozens of accompanying musicians, the songs on Journey Home are uplifting and filled with love. Kyra and Tully’s music expresses love in all forms, whether it’s romantic love, love for the beauty of nature, or a love of life.

The EP’s title track “Journey Home” is a proper Canadian folk tune. Using Lake Ontario as the setting for a melancholic song about love, it’s reminiscent of Joni Mitchell’s music— down tempo and melodic, glazed with a tint of sorrow and a feeling of loss. On “Journey Home”, Kyra’s vocal performance is largely featured, along with string accompaniment. Her careful and flawless transition between chest and head voice, and gentle pronunciation of each word make the song’s nature-inspired lyrics all the more poetic.

While “Journey Home” is a slow and pensive folk tune, “Why Don’t You Call” and “Thunder and Lightning” are more upbeat and danceable tracks. The brass section on “Thunder and Lightning”, and the rock organ on “Why Don’t you Call” give each song their retro character.

With slide guitar and organ filling the background with a folk and country feel, opening track “Write About It” is a celebration of romantic love. Closing track “Love In All These Things” is a way of finding beauty and love in everything, such as a “planted stone”. Orchestrated by stringed instruments, and incredibly hooky, “Love In All These Things” seems to encompass the spirit of Kyra and Tully. Music that captures the purity of love is really well communicated by family bands, and Journey Home is a batch of inspiring songs that are made with love.

Top Tracks: “Journey Home”; “Love In All These Things”

Rating: Proud Hoot (Really Good)

Journey Home officially released and happenings with the new EP!

 

Journey Home is officially released!  Our local release party at Chalmers United Church was amazing! Such a fun time, lots of love vibes and the music was stellar! Turns out our son Kezyan (featured on drums for opening number)  was the star of the night! Our band rocked ( Andy Love (drums); Kevin Bowers (guitar); Paul Clifford (bass); Roger James (banjo) and featuring Gord Tough (guitar); Danielle Lennon (violin); Daphne Kennedy (cello); Spencer Evans (Korg organ); Val Hamilton (saxophone); Lia Dawson (vocals); Josh Lyon (organ); Matthew Rogalsky (tambourine and synth)  gorgeous performance by special guests The Diaries and despite great challenges Matthew Barber made it to headline the show and grace the stage with his beautiful and inspiring music. We raised awareness and gave a brief presentation about the work of the Kingston Mosaic Group in our community and made money to pay for their incorporation fees and more!

Ben McLean was an amazing host and things were flowing smooth like silk with the help of Tim Sheffield our excellent stage manager, Tracey Guptill our very on the ball front of house manager and her amazing crew Megan, Laura, Brooke and Stana our most wonderful joyoliogist and Rob and Kingston Soundworks making the night full of so many details seem effortless! We were well taken care of and sustained by the delicious food catered to the musicians by Epicurious Catering. The audience (our incredible community) was warm, supportive and appreciative, we all feel very blessed for such a wonderful and magical memory, thank you to everyone who contributed to the beauty of this event!

***Thank you to Josh and Matt from Queens University Film Department for filming this event and to David Chang Photography. *****

 

During our sound check members from our band got to listen to themselves on CBC Radio One when the title track ‘Journey Home’ was played on DNTO with Sook-Yin Lee! What a thrill and so cool and we’re still buzzing from all the hype! During the week of the release we reached #1 on Queen’s Campus Radio Station CFRC, were played on CBC Radio One Ontario Morning and were featured on CKWS TV news and The Kingston Whig Standard!   The week before our new EP received a sweet review in Exclaim!   (links below)

Journey Home will be available on itunes soon (we submitted late and it takes a while) in the meantime please order the Ep CD directly from our website.. we also have download cards we can mail to you and if you are interested..we have silk screened (Ironclad Graphics) tshirts with a Tully original sketch of a grizzly bear on it!

 

 

Journey Home reviewed in Exclaim!

 

DNTO with Sook-Yin Lee on CBC Radio One

Love in All These Things

Video by James Reid. Song appears on EP Journey Home April 2015

New Ep

Journey Home
New EP ‘Journey Home‘ release- 7:30pm, April 18, 15 at Chalmers United Church. In benefit for the Kingston Mosaic Group! Featuring Matthew Barber and special guests The Diaries.  Tickets $20 (children 12 and under free)  available online at  SNAPD Kingston   and at Brian’s Record Option.

 

Searchlight and new record

The CBC Searchlight contest was a blast (though relentless voting pushing- yikes) and it gave us the opportunity to share new music and broaden our listening audience! The entry song ‘Write About It’ received air time on CBC radio during the contest.. and appeared on Grant Lawrence’s Stand Out List ( he picked one from each of the 24 regions)!! Being on Grant’s list made us feel like we’d won! We made it to the third round to the Top Ten Regional Finalists (from 350). Thank you to all who voted and to CBC for your amazing support!! Our new EP, ‘Journey Home’ is mastered and the music is complete! The album artwork is being designed as this is being written, and soon we will release this new music and we are so excited to share it with you! Happy summer!

CBC Searchlight Competition! 2014

Our new music got mixed (thanks Matt we love you!) mastered (thanks Marty we love you!) just in time to meet this entry deadline.. and so we thought it’s a great way to share a new song off our upcoming Ep, Journey Home. The song we entered is called ‘Write About It’ and you can listen to it on our CBC Music Page player (see link below). To vote, scroll to bottom of our CBC Music page and click on Vote button, you can vote once a day until April 6, 14. Please do and thank you if you do!!