Cailyn Lloyd began playing the piano at age 6 and the violin at age 8. She picked up a guitar in her teens, playing in the progressive-rock and blues scene in London, England. After returning to the United States, Cailyn continued to study and perform on guitar, learned to play bass and drums, and took time to raise a family.
Six years ago, Cailyn returned to music full time, touring first with the Alimony Blues Band as guitarist and then with noted power-rock band IX Lives on guitar, bass, and keyboards. Cailyn has since devoted most of her time to studio and session work but still performs regularly with the band Enigma. Cailyn is also studying music theory and composition with San Francisco composer, Daniel Leo Simpson.
Cailyn owns a boutique recording studio where she produced her first release in 2008, a blues-classical crossover EP. The following year, Cailyn recorded and produced a prog/classic rock album with WAMI award winning vocalist Dani Daly. That release, True Lies and Other Fairy Tales, received many rave reviews–most notably in Vintage Guitar Magazine.
Her current release, Four Pieces, is a fusion of progressive rock and classical music, featuring three standards from the classical repertoire and one original composition, all performed on modern instruments. Four Pieces has received many outstanding reviews and is listed as one of best releases of 2012 on the prog-rock site Progarchy.