“Elyse Aeryn can undoubtedly craft a banger... But with the Cape Breton, N.S., singer-songwriter's debut album, Joy State of Mind, it's just as satisfying to sit in the quiet moments”
“Joy State of Mind is a perfect introduction to an up-and-coming East Coast artist with a long career ahead of her. Elyse easily blends genres, creating a unique sound that is nostalgic, fresh, and relatable.”
“[Joy State of Mind] falls in between rock/adult-alternative/country, but as anyone who has seen Elyse perform with her band can tell you, Elyse Aeryn is a certified rock star”
— Martin Hickey, CIOE 97.5FM
Singer-songwriter Elyse Aeryn is known for her fiery and rebellious rock and roll. Her bluesy melodies paired with her bold, warm voice make for an authentic and ageless sound.
For Elyse, a lifelong writer, the words and stories come first. She pens lyrics that tell the truth about her own life in the hope they will illuminate the truth in someone else’s. Hard knocks, dead ends, new beginnings - Elyse writes with heart about the stuff of life. You can practically taste the inner strength and resilience in her music. Its gritty and passionate and real.
After a decade in the corporate world, music called for a bigger part in Elyse’s life and she’s answering that call with all she’s got. She’s supported names like Amanda Marshall, Blue Rodeo, The Crash Test Dummies, and Matt Andersen. Her debut album “Joy State of Mind” won Music Nova Scotia’s 2023 Country Recording of the Year and she was recently named one of five JUNO Wavemaker Ambassadors for the 2024 JUNOs in Halifax.
Elyse’s rich voice, soulful lyrics, and charismatic guitar riffs are blowing away listeners and audiences. Do yourself a favour and turn up the volume.
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