September 2019 "You Light Me Up" is a journey that started a year and a half ago. I wrote this song at 2 am in my basement over Winter Break in 2017. I spent the next year expanding, recording, and producing it. I wasn't quite happy with the results, though, so I put it on the shelf until this past May.
Equipped with new knowledge of mixing and producing, I started working on it again and could finally bring the song out to it's fullest potential. It's quite different than what I've previously released; it's a Big Band song, reminiscent of timeless Frank Sinatra/Crooning tunes or classic Great American Song Book charts. It really swings!
I can't continue, however, without giving my thanks to everyone who helped me on the song:
to Austin Leshock for arranging the horns and playing Tenor Sax,
to Ryan Siegal for playing lead Alto Sax,
to Lauren Reilly for playing Trumpet,
to Ian Lazan for playing Trombone,
and to Haley Amering for playing drums.
Written, Produced, and Mixed by Kyle Langlois
Piano, Vocals, Guitar, Bass and Bass Clarinet by Kyle Langlois
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September 2019 I'm very excited to announce that I am the new bass vocalist for the amazing vocal jazz group, Point of Departure. Founded in 2010, Point of Departure is the first and only student-run vocal jazz group at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Comprised of
12 members singing both a cappella and with a rhythm section, Point of Departure has its musical roots buried deep in groups such as Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices, and The Singers Unlimited.
The group has been mentored by members of The New York Voices themselves, as well as the award-winning, internationally touring 6-piece vocal group, Accent. Point of Departure performs from a vast repertoire of jazz standards by renowned songwriters such as Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and Gene Puerling.
Check back soon for news on our upcoming performances. I look forward to the year ahead with this talented group!
January 2020 I'm very fortunate to be spending the spring semester of my Senior year at Berklee College of Music in Valencia, Spain. Located in the iconic City of Arts and Sciences, the magnificent campus has been designed specifically for music and is equipped with state-of-the art technology.
I look forward to earning my Minor in Music Technology during my time here.
February 2020 I'm so excited to announce my first gig in Spain! Join me at The Artist Cocktail Bar in Valencia on Friday, February 21 at 10 pm.
Calle Bello, 3, Valencia
December 2019 94.7 FM WMAS in Springfield, MA is playing my cover of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" again this December. Nothing better than hearing your song on the radio!
Piano, guitar, bass, drums, tenor sax, and lead vocals by Kyle Langlois. Choir, background vocals by On The Vox, an award-winning a capella group from Berklee College of Music.
Produced by Kyle Langlois
Musician & Vocalist
Guitar. Piano. Mandolin.
Playing originals and all your favorites
from yesterday's classics to today's hits.