Jackie Carlyle Mgmt.
Las Vegas, NV.
*phone number available upon request
Award winning songwriter, JACKIE CARLYLE, was discovered early on by the late, great Don Costa, and hailed by him as a lyrical genius, which she says was the biggest compliment of her life. Somewhere on her road she realized that, IT’S NOT THE FAME, IT’S THE FLAME that mattered, and with that in mind, continued to put out great songs. “I have always felt that writing came through me; it was a gift given to me by a power greater than myself, especially the words.” And I’m extremely grateful.
I remember when I was very young, the first time I heard the first few lines to the Paul Simon song, “Hello Darkness, my old friend, I’ve come to talk with you again.” I felt for the first time in my life that I wasn’t alone on this earth; that there was someone else who understood. And so I took the poetry that I hid under my bed, and began to feel some pride in what I did. And I wrote, and wrote, all night long sometimes, because I wanted to make other people feel the way Paul Simon had made me feel…. not alone.
Having traveled the world, she established a career of her own as a singer/songwriter, aside from her writing, in Europe, gaining chart recognition with her original songs, she charted next to such greats as Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, and even Patsy Cline. Jackie’s song “YOU ARE MY ANCHOR” was #2 on the charts under Elton John’s Circle of Love in Holland.
She went on to write songs for many singers. Her greatest joy, however, is her charitable work with organizations like The Nathan Adelson Hospice, and The American Cancer Society. When Nathan Adelson Hospice, in Las Vegas asked her to write a theme song for them describing what it was like to be a hospice volunteer, she was in Nashville at the time, and met up with an old friend and asked him if he would like to collaborate on the song. What sprung forth was “INTO THE LIGHT.”
Members of The American Cancer Society also heard the song, and asked if they could open their 2005 charity season with it. Another source of pride is her song “SOULS IN THE BREEZE” about the Jewish people, which is on the Jewish Agency for Israel web site. This is where people from all over the world must go to find out how to become citizens of Israel. She was also asked to write the theme song for the now deceased Indian Yoga Master, and Leader of the Sikh Religion for the Western Hemisphere, Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan, “THE LION WALKS WITH ME.” He was considered the master teacher of Kundalini Yoga for this generation, and his followers are still teaching his techniques all over the world as his 3HO Foundation continues to flourish. In fact Gurumuk is Yoga teacher to Madonna, David Duchovny, as well as other celebrities, and has been on Access Hollywood, Elle magazine, New York Times, and several other Television programs. Jackie performed this song for Yogi Bhajan at the 1992 Annual Peace/Prayer Day Celebration hosted by actress Marsha Mason, where dignitaries such as then Governor Bill Richardson attended, along with Yogi Masters and Gurus from India, and all over the world. He was to the Sikhs like the Dali Llama is to the Buddhists. And Jackie has kept the taped phone message he left her thanking her profusely for writing this wonderful song for his legacy.
Jackie has recently had the pleasure of collaborating on a CD with Alexsey Zakharenko who was the first to record church music in Ukraine after the break up of the Soviet Union, as it was impossible to do so because of the nature of communism and the atheistic country. He has recorded only the finest artists like the legendary Monks Choir Of Kiev Pechersk Monastery, The best in Europe Kiev Chamber Choir, along with the many New Age CDs he has written and/or produced on his label “Origen.”
Jackie Carlyle lives in Las Vegas, Nevada with her husband, Clear Channel radio personality Michael Neal, and their 2 dogs, Mysty and Monkey and two cats, Windy and Jasper. Having had horses all her life, she now has a beautiful Palomino/Paint named “Diego” who is packed with personality (if only he would stop pulling my blouse up when I pay attention to anyone but him, lol) and who she just adores.