It’s not long before we are joined by his wife, 49, who works in the fashion industry; she duly admires the dark blue vehicle, gently caressing the grey leather of the seats. So many subtle details, colour code DB 904, as dark blue as the ocean at its coldest point. The Coupés and Cabriolets of the 111 series have only few components in common with the Saloons. Without the steel roof, the structure of the Cabriolet had need of other reinforcing elements. Kyle opens the soft top. The retractable, frameless side windows give the W 111 a particularly soothing silhouette. “A car like a sculpture,” comments Cynthia.
His debut album, “From There to Here”, was released 21 years ago and featured a guest appearance from, among others, Joni Mitchell. The album was well received and Kyle went on to play a whole series of gigs, moving with his then wife and their daughter, Graylen, to New York to allow him to work alongside some of the best musicians. “Apart from my family, music was always the only thing that ever really interested me,” is how Kyle sums up his life. His ninth album will be released shortly: “Cinematic”, named after his second great passion, film.