When words fail, LYRIC sings.
With an enlightened mixture of pop, soul, and FUNK; LYRIC awakens an undiscovered spirit within their audience. Described by many as the best band in Asheville, LYRIC delights crowds across the region.
“Whew, lordy people, if you haven’t heard of or heard Lyric, you simply must give yourself the gift."
Primarily influenced by Prince, Tracy Chapman, India Arie, and George Clinton, Leeda "Lyric" Jones has a voice all her own. As the frontwoman, Leeda enlivens her followers with her melodic poetry and soulful voice.
“Lyric is a group made up of natural talents that will take you to a place you can’t forget, a group that uses music as an expression of pain, joys, and hope."
~Ben Scales, Montford Festival Co-Director
LYRIC formed in 2009 as a combination of the musical talents of Leeda Jones, William "dominion" Wynn, Dave Matthews, George Scott, and Mike Berlin. From humble beginnings as street musicians, LYRIC quickly brought large crowds together to form a following. The streets are where they thrive. LYRIC believes it has made them better musicians by teaching them to constantly adapt to various crowds. Leeda; lead singer, guitarist, and lyricist plays a funky rhythm guitar with sizzling leads accompanied by her soul gripping lead vocals. Her father, Dave Matthews, has roots in 70's funk style slap bass and holds down the foundation with a playful flare on funk. Mike Berlin locks down the beat on drums, with influences from his hometown of South Baton Rouge, New Orleans. He plays with lock-tight precision along with Dave on bass and brings a saucy Louisiana backbeat to the mix. Mike and George are long time friends that have played together on previous projects. From his bluesy piano licks to his soulful organ sound, George is definitely a fan favorite. Not to mention his firey synth sounds!
The band put out an EP called Perspective in December 2015 and are working to put out new music in 2017. Opening for Grammy winner Mavis Staples was one of their biggest accomplishments for 2016. LYRIC is excited about continuing to pursue the festival circuit. To find out more about upcoming shows, follow LYRIC on Facebook (www.facebook.com/lyricfans), and check out their website at www.reverbnation.com/lyricfans.
"I am so honored, yet humbled that people really do appreciate what we do. We pride ourselves on always remaining humble and we are thankful for the opportunity to do what we love to do."
~Leeda "Lyric" Jones
Most Recent Accomplishments
opened for Grammy Winner Mavis Staples at the Orange Peel
Leeda Lyric Jones won the Best Vocalist award at the AMG Music awards of 2016
Best of WNC 2016 first place Soul Band & R&B band and 2nd place for best Pop band
Best of WNC 2015 & 2014 first place for best Soul and first place for best R&B/ Blues
Best of WNC 2015 Tied Second for Pop
2015 Second for Best All Around Band
#1 On reverbnation for over 2 years in the pop genre
Opened for Amy Ray January 2014
Opened for and sang with Lizz Wright October 8, 2011
First place in Blue ridge roller girls 2012 Battle of the Bands