A fast-rising star in urban music and household name in Irish jazz, David Lyttle began performing professionally in his family folk group at the age of four. His main focus moved to the drums after discovering jazz as an 18 year old and the following year he received a scholarship to study at the Skidmore Jazz Institute in New York.
His first apprenticeship in the jazz world began in 2006 with guitar legend Louis Stewart, and Lyttle was soon being mentored by the likes of saxophonist Jean Toussaint. In 2008, he was invited to join Greg Osby’s touring group. Since then, he has collaborated with everyone from Soweto Kinch and Tommy Smith to Jason Rebello and Cleveland Watkiss. In 2007, his debut jazz album True Story was released on his own LYTTE Records, which has grown to become of the country’s leading independent labels. His third album Interlude was released this year. Lyttle appears as both a multi-instrumentalist and producer, revealing for the first time his strong personality as a songwriter whilst drawing on the influences of producer heavyweights Q-Tip, Mark Ronson and Pharrell. He features a host of new and established talent from the rap and vocal genres including MOBO-winning rapper Soweto Kinch and Northern Irish newcomer Rhea.