Kaylyn Lewis has been singing for as long as she can remember–publicly since she was 4. The grand-daughter of musician Henry Lewis, the original owner of Burgundy Records, Kaylyn has music in her blood. As soon as you hear her voice, you know it. And she’s only 15–she’ll turn 16 this October.
“Music is important to me because I realize how boring and dull my life would be without it,” says Kaylyn.
The first time Naples Noteworthy heard Kaylyn Lewis sing was at a talent show over a year ago at the Tree of Life Church (a church which received a rank of #2 in our article, The Top 5 Non-Denominational Churches in Naples, read here). The show featured an evening of performances by young people ages 12-18 and while they were all entertaining and what you might expect, Kaylyn (then 14) blew us away, singing that night under the band name DifferenceMusic.
Her voice gave us chills. We knew, then, that we were hearing something different. Something special. Something that the world would want to take hold of and keep for itself, and we approached her after the show and boldly gave her a word, cautioning her to keep her eyes on Christ. She promised that she would, and that’s why we’re so thrilled to find out that she’s doing just that.
The band DifferenceMusic is coming to life again. Now, it’s not just Kaylyn but a group of extremely gifted young people from First Congregational Church of Naples–along with Kaylyn, there’s Drew, Justin, and Michelle. They will be providing 40-45 minutes of praise music for a new contemporary worship service at First Congregational Church of Naples starting September 21 at 11:30 am.
The DifferenceMusic band is led by Kaylyn’s mother, Sheri Lewis, who Naples Noteworthy featured this month and celebrated as the Best New Entrepreneur with Philanthropic Vision in Naples. Read more about Lewis in our article, Sheri Lewis: A Difference for Goodness.
“We all take this very seriously and give our all to God and pray to change many lives,” Kaylyn explains.
You can visit and like DifferenceMusic on their Facebook website here.
Naples Noteworthy thinks Kaylyn has a knock out voice and we’ll be watching her over the next few years to see what she does with it.
“What is on my mind for the future is to become a professional singer because it’s what I love to do. God has blessed me with the gift so I can help others relate to my music,” Kaylyn says.
Kaylyn is a sophomore at Gulf Coast High School, where she hopes to play basketball and run track.
Here’s another taste of Kaylyn Lewis and her gold record voice. Bear in mind, this wasn’t recorded in a fancy studio anywhere. This is just pure raw talent. What she has is potential, and we’re waiting to see who’s going to be smart enough to see it, hear it, and sign her.