Marie Grady, affectionately known in the entertainment world as LyriQ, was born, September 7, 1971, in a small town called Heerlen in the southern region of the Netherlands, but now calls South Carolina home.
LyriQ, is an author, songwriter/vocalist, and spoken word performer. With about 15 years performing experience under her belt, LyriQ still considers herself a babe in the industry, for she strives daily to reinvent herself and to take her craft to the next level.
To LyriQ’s acclaim are three self-published books of poetry which include, “My Piece Be With You”, “Eye of Thee…Behold Her”, "Indelible: Scriptures from a Poetic Soul", and a romance novel entitled, "Tomorrow Promises..."
Also a skilled vocalist and songwriter, LyriQ has fashioned a number of musical/poetic favorites to include collaborations with such artists as the phenomenal Eryk Moore, Bro Poet of Da Wonda Twinz Dub TP Productions, B.L.I.S.S. of 1224 Entertainment, the Nxt Lvl, and the infamous Daryl Hayott of Konfuscious Klan. These and more heartfelt creations were compiled to create LyriQ’s first album, “Sole to Soul”. In addition, LyriQ's next cd entitled, "BARE" is slated to be released June 2016 .
LyriQ has traveled with a group of dynamic poets called New Danger, whose primary purpose is to provide inspiration to our youth through spoken word performances at the Department of Juvenile Justice group homes, schools and colleges, as well as a number of community developed events. A member of the Black Poetry Café, the Black Author’s Network, and co-host of the Lyrical Disciples Internet radio show, and owner of the Lyrical Innovations Design company, LyriQ is definitely out there doing her thing in artistic realm.
A connoisseur of eclectic verbal stylings, LyriQ remains humbled by the concept of being a vessel through which vibes of existence flow. Her mission in life…to make a positive difference in the world we lovingly refer to as home.
A lyrical disciple tried and true, LyriQ will live and die by the pen.
My name is Clayton E. Corley, Sr. aka Big Trigger host and producer of an award winning internet program!