Band Bio

She Hangs Brightly is a band that will demand your attention, and draw you into their unique world of visual sound. The band draws inspiration from their home environment of Vernon B.C. - the golden hills scattered with sage and pine trees, and the iridescent waters of the many lakes. With a strong female lead vocal, the band boasts a unique sound reminiscent of 1960’s west coast psychedelia and the underground 90’s alternative scene. She Hangs Brightly has spent the year since their inception touring multiple cities, and recording their debut EP Wolf Moon which was released in March 2019. 

“She Hangs Brightly is a dynamic band that can play a full range of originals and crowd pleasing covers. Front woman Eryn knocks the crowd out with her high range vocals, and she’s backed by an experienced band that put on a great show. They are a pleasure to work with, personally and professionally. Would book this band again.” 

-Derek Hoyle, owner of the Slice Bar and Grill, Lethbridge, Alberta 

With decades of personal relationships between members, the band works together effortlessly as one entity. Lead singer Eryn Kleyh found her voice joining her step-dad at jam nights when she was 11; she has continued to perform on any stage that will have her since. Guitarist Dean Gordon-Smith has a colourful musical history, having played in reggae fusion group Samsara, as well as being one of the founding members of Vernon’s own Redfish. The two teamed up for a co-writing project in 2016, and the foundation for She Hangs Brightly was formed. Luke Kowalski, Kleyh’s long-time friend and partner in acoustic duo SilverBright, joined the band on bass in November, 2017. Kowalski previously played in Victoria based hard-rock group Flawed by Design, and in venues around the province as any one of his many alter egos. Completing the line-up is drummer Ken McGregor who grew up with Gordon-Smith in North Vancouver. The two formed their first bands as teenagers over a love of The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, and The Doors, and they bring these vintage sounds into their new musical endeavour. Between the members of She Hangs Brightly there is a fusion of decades of musical influences and styles that meld together to create their distinctive sound. 

She Hangs Brightly stayed busy through 2018 with self-booked tours through Western Canada, as well as regular bookings with the production and booking agents Live Acts Canada in Vancouver. Landing a spot at Ponderosa Festival in Rock Creek was a highlight of the summer, as the band shared the bill with acts like k-os, Skye Wallace, and Yukon Blonde. She Hangs Brightly was also included in the ‘Best in Vancouver 2018’ competition at the Railway Club Stage and Beer Cafe. 

She Hangs Brightly will reach out to new and old fans alike through 2019 while continuing to tour Western Canada. To book the band, set up an interview, or any other promotional needs and questions please contact us here. You will find their music here, or streaming live on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music, or wherever you stream music.