23yr old Lya Stewart has been a prolific singer/songwriter since the age of 15, performing regularly as a solo artist and in acoustic combos.
In 2011 she began performing in a duo, mixing her original songs with beautifully crafted covers. Releasing her first acoustic EP ‘Waiting For Songs’ with a small intimate performance, Lya began to get her music heard by gigging in pubs and restaurants in the local area. In early 2013 she started looking for a more complete sound and after going through a number of line ups ‘Not Taken’ was formed and in late 2013 9 tracks were chosen as part of the debut CD ‘Before Sunrise’ recorded at Steve Winwood’s studio with his award winning engineer James Towler.
Lya is still writing, currently with a back catalogue of more than 200 songs. She now performs both as a solo artist and with a band, her music is unique in style with melodic rock and southern rock twists on the classic singer/songwriter genre.