Originally from Nakusp, BC, Arlyss embodies small town charm. Having only ever lived in the wilderness, Arlyss found her first taste of city life in Vancouver, BC, to be challenging. Fortunately soon after her venture to
Vancouver she was swept off her feet by the western influences and musicality of Calgary, AB, where she's proudly called home ever since.
A self-proclaimed 'late bloomer' in the music industry, Arlyss's journey has been filled with trials and tribulations, especially related to her battle with mental illness. Over the past eight years, she has shown remarkable resilience, working tirelessly with a dedicated team of professionals to unleash her true vocal prowess. She confronted her deep-seated performance anxieties and dedicated herself to mastering her favorite instrument - her voice.
Arlyss's remarkable vocal range is a testament to her unconventional upbringing. As a child, she spent countless hours singing opera with her family's parrot, pushing her voice outside the natural limits. Rockit Vocal Studios then stepped in circa 2015, serving as the catalyst for her professional musical journey.
When you witness Arlyss's electrifying performances, you can't help but be drawn to her unique vocal stylings, often compared to country legends like Dolly Parton, Maren Morris, and Carly Pearce. These influences add depth and dimension to her music, creating an unforgettable experience for her audience..
Beyond her captivating melodies, Arlyss is driven by a profound passion for vulnerable songwriting. Her lyrics shed light on the misunderstandings and harsh realities of invisible illnesses, providing solace to those who may feel unseen, unheard, or misunderstood. Her music is a beacon of hope and understanding for all who listen.
Arlyss's recent accomplishments include her participation in the 'Write, Record, Release' program, a crash-course that resulted in her first song 'Crazy from A to Z' being written, recorded and released to streaming platforms all in six weeks. Arlyss is currently enrolled in the 'WriteOn Songs' program (2023/2024 alumni), positioning her to release new music in 2024.
With Arlyss, every note, every word, and every performance is an emotional journey. Her music is an invitation to step into her world and experience the raw emotions, resilience, and authenticity that define her as an artist. Get ready to be captivated by the small-town songstress with a big voice