“This band raises the roof of all and any venue they play, truly inspirational.” MX Magazine
Winner “People’s Choice Award,” Byron Bay Bluesfest 2010, 2011.
Winning the Byron Bay Bluesfest "People's Choice Award" in 2010 and 2011”, The Lyrical (Karl Smith and Stanley Longtime) have become THE rising stars of the music scene in Brisbane. The Sunshine State capital has always been Australia's hotbed for new talent in a variety of genres and the acoustic-hip-hop/reggae scene is now no exception to that tradition. Following in the footsteps of Ben Harper, Bob Marley, Michael Franti and Xavier Rudd, The Lyrical reflect the ingenuity and musical aptitude it takes to be great artists. Karl Smith on lead vocals and guitar and the funky island rhythms of percussionist, Stanley Longtime make up the band that is fast becoming the hottest ticket in town.