NIYL is a Limerick born artist who mixes a unique blend of soulful vocals and lush, ethereal instrumentation to deliver a powerful, cinematic-like catalogue of original works. Inspired by artists including RY X, London Grammar and SYML, NIYL has ambitions to establish a new sound within the Irish music industry.
Describing his works as atmo-soul, NIYL's original materials place vocals and lyrics at the forefront, supported by a backline of collaborators who ebb and flow each piece, carrying listeners of truly dynamic musical journey by mixing acoustic with minimal electronic instrumentations.
A lyricist who draws inspiration from the landscapes of the Wild Atlantic Way, NIYL writes as a means of catharsis, channeling emotions through word and song, calling on elements of nature to be pillars for each work.
Growing up, NIYL found the beauty in song and harmony through performing as part of several choirs in Limerick City. Studying works of composers including Eric Whitacre and Karl Jenkins, NIYL draws from this experience and applies it to his own works, regarding voices joining together to tell a story as a primal, transcendent experience.
As a solo artist, NIYL has performed with the National Geographic Symphony as a soloist for the award-winning works 'Symphony for Our World'. NIYL also joined Oscar and Tony award winner Cynthia Erivo for a two week residency in London's St. James Theatre performing the works of composer Scott Alan.
As a backing vocalist NIYL has worked with internationally acclaimed artists including Rufus Wainwright and Dermot Kennedy.