“It's undeniable that when Elyse Aeryn follows her creative intuitions, there is no stopping her, and with "Salt," she establishes that when we put our minds to it, we can accomplish anything.”
Cape Breton Island, Ca
Elyse Aeryn is emerging on the east coast music scene with a fresh yet nostalgic sound, reminiscent of 90s alt-pop with a hint of rock & roll. Her 2020 EP, Shades of Blue, was produced entirely by Aeryn from her Cape Breton home, marrying electronic production with organic instrumentation. All tracks feature Aeryn on acoustic guitar and vocals, with local guitarist Brent Collins playing electric guitar on two tracks.
Writing from personal experience, her storytelling lyrics and dynamic compositions effortlessly connect with listeners, while her stage presence and genuine ability to engage an audience in-person and online are building a loyal following.
After meeting her bandmates, Aeryn started making a name for herself on the local scene playing the bar circuit where she used every opportunity to introduce her original music. The band organized and played a sold out EP release show for Shades of Blue, and filmed a live-off-the-floor video performance of the single East Coast Winter. The video now has >200k views on Facebook and has become an anthem for east coasters across the country.
She has legitimized herself as a CBC Searchlight Top 100 artist, a regional finalist in the Jim Beam Talent Search 2020, and with a #1 song on the 97.5 Community Radio East Coast 30.
Opening for acts such as Andre Pettipas and the Giants, The Collective, and Broken Road, Aeryn is becoming a well-known name on and off Cape Breton Island.
As she continues to perform 3-4 nights/week as a duo, trio, or full band, Aeryn and her bandmates are working on the next album, diving into a more organic, alt-rock atmosphere, with an expected release of mid-2022.