Khaylan

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Contrasting with his current defining Rock sound, Khaylan first got into music through a classical upbringing, studying violin and viola at the Music Conservatory of Trento (Italy), and joining orchestras as an instrumentalist and later as a tenor.

Parallel to his love for classical music, his teenage years see him grow as a Rock performer. Forming a couple of covers bands throughout the years, he picks up various instruments such as drums, guitar, piano and bass, and at 21 Khaylan decides to move to London to focus on contemporary music and study at Tech Music School/BIMM London.

Discovering a love for songwriting, he joins folk band Marzella as arranger and violin player for two years, during which they play various shows around London in venues such as The Good Ship and the Shepherd's Bush Empire.

In 2014 Khaylan begins to focus on his own project, bringing together his various backgrounds and influences from classical to metal and acoustic music to develop a new alternative sound carried by gripping vocals, intoxicating rhythms and unforgettable melodies. Single-handedly writing, composing and arranging all his songs, Khaylan's lyrics reflect his own internal struggles and questionings with a raw, heartfelt honesty.

“I write songs because it keeps me going, it's the ultimate tool for me to express myself. Sharing the music, performing... It's the only thing that matters.”

After the release of his debut EP 'Return to Sender' in 2017 and performances at London venues such as the Troubadour, the New Cross Inn, the Fiddler's Elbow, the Underbelly and the Alleycat, Khaylan has been focussing on his writing and putting together an extensive body of work to release a steady stream of singles in 2018, with 'Dancer' set to come out on April 6.