Aug 182016
 

Kristen_May_video_farewellKristen May has announced her departure from Flyleaf after nearly four years with the band.

May replaced original vocalist Lacey Sturm when the latter abruptly departed Flyleaf in October 2012. She recorded one album with the group, 2014’s “Between The Stars”, and toured with Flyleaf in support of the effort, including headlining 2015’s Revolver trek.

May confirmed her exit from Flyleaf via a video message on her Facebook page. She explained: “The reasons behind my leaving… One of them right now, obviously, is that I wanna be the best mom I can be, and I wanna be here for my son for everything.

“I’ve toured in bands and been on the road and away from home for twelve years. And so, for me, to be able to plant some roots for a little bit with my son and with my husband and our dogs here at my home is really, really important to me. I feel like it’s something that God has called me to do. I feel like it’s a very high calling for me, and a very clear calling for me. Continue reading »

Jan 062016
 

kristen-mayFlyleaf lead singer Kristen May recently released a new solo album, “Conversations”, which she funded through a PledgeMusic campaign.

May wrote on her PledgeMusic page: “Making this album has been a dream of mine for awhile and I’m so happy to finally make it a reality.

“I have had the opportunity to tour and make albums with my bands Vedera and Flyleaf for over a decade and now I [got] the unique chance to spend some time off the road, at home in Kansas City. Kansas City is a place where I have gathered inspiration through the years and I [was] so happy to make an album here once again. This time [I recorded] at the wonderful Chapman Recording Studios.” Continue reading »

Feb 182015
 

kristen-mayInTheNow Magazine’s Brett Tully recently conducted an interview with Flyleaf singer Kristen May and bassist Pat Seals. You can now watch the chat below.

Speaking about how it is different fronting Flyleaf as the replacement for the band’s former singer, Lacey Sturm, compared to being in her previous group, Vedera, Kristen said: “I guess if you think of it in [terms of me stepping someone who was loved by the fans], it could be a bit overwhelming, but my band toured just about as much as Flyleaf, so, really, I think…. The cool thing about Flyleaf is that they’re such hard-working guys, and they’re always touring and they’re always writing and they’re always working. So, really, if you just take it day by day, it wasn’t too different than being in my previous band. Now, there’s more kids at shows. Continue reading »

Nov 222012
 

Flyleaf‘s new lineup made its live debut on November 1 at the Grand Stafford Theater in Bryan, Texas in front of a sold-out capacity crowd of 400. The show featured the debut of new singer Kristen May, who replaced original vocalist Lacey Sturm after the latter abruptly departed the group late last month.

Local radio station KJXJ Rock 103.9 promoted the concert as a CD-release party for regional rockers Signal Rising and their new disc, entitled Novo, with opening acts Dimitris Rail and Eclipse.

Just after May was announced as the new vocalist of Flyleaf, the band contacted its longtime friend Christerfer Pate, lead singer of Signal Rising, inquiring if they could use the CD-release party as a warm-up show. Continue reading »

Nov 142012
 

Flyleaf‘s new lineup made its live debut on November 1 at the Grand Stafford Theater in Bryan, Texas in front of a sold-out capacity crowd of 400. The show featured the debut of new singer Kristen May, who replaced original vocalist Lacey Sturm after the latter abruptly departed the group late last month.

Local radio station KJXJ Rock 103.9 promoted the concert as a CD-release party for regional rockers Signal Rising and their new disc, entitled Novo, with opening acts Dimitris Rail and Eclipse.

Just after May was announced as the new vocalist of Flyleaf, the band contacted its longtime friend Christerfer Pate, lead singer of Signal Rising, inquiring if they could use the CD-release party as a warm-up show. Continue reading »