TIDINGS! My name is Lyle Christine. The music business makes me sick, so I do things my way – writing, recording, producing, rehearsing imaginary courtroom monologues.
Lyle Christine: an insatiable creative-type, patience of a toddler, radioactive levels of cynicism.
‘Many a little makes a mickle’ or, to put it another way, ‘look after the pennies and the pounds look after themselves’. My albums are found here. My current business model is to charge £7.49 per album, 79p per track. Last week’s market strategy was pay-what-you-want. Next week I’ll try a three-tier consumer saturation campaign incorporating loyalty schemes and longevity incentives. When I said ‘the music business makes me sick’, this is what I mean; I am not a salesman.
How do I describe my music? It’s flaky. Not so much in a psoriasis way, more in an unreliable way. Some songsmiths like to change key in the middle of a song; I like to change song in the middle of a song.
And so on, and so on, I’m sure you get the etc.
I played in bands many years ago (e.g.), but my primary focus for a long time has been as a solo musician. It’s entirely possible I’ll play with a new group in the future, if the price is right (i.e. it won’t cost me my mental stability).
I live in Glasgow. I have lived in Dundee. I grew up in the magical kingdom of Fife.