A natural talent and rising star.
At the age of thirteen, Tyler Shaw didn't just discover some old guitar underneath his staircase, but in that moment he also discovered his passion. Having never taken a professional music lesson, Tyler developed his love and talent for performance on his own, and has drawn inspiration from a wide range of artists including John Mayer, Michael Bublé, and The Script. Now nineteen years old, this Coquitlam, BC native has gone from fooling around with a set of secondhand strings to releasing his own music on the radio.
From one end of the country to the other, Tyler enrolled as a student at University of PEI, and it was here where his dorm friends encouraged him to submit some of his YouTube videos to MuchMusic's Coca-Cola's Covers competition. His talent didn't go unnoticed and Tyler was chosen as the 2012 winner from over 13,000 submissions. His triumph was broadcasted live from the MuchMusic Video Awards stage in June, 2012.
Fast forward to November of the same year and Tyler is now releasing his own original single "Kiss Goodnight" to radio across the country. The romantic pop jam is a co-write by Shaw, Stephen Kozminuk and Todd Clark about having a night to remember. The song was produced by Kozminuk and Zuban Thakkar.
Tyler prides himself on being a positive person and a positive influence on those around him, which is why he was elated to join the national WE DAY concert tour this fall, performing for thousands of high school kids looking to make changes in the world.
From his basement in Coquitlam to the national spotlight, Tyler Shaw is ready to let his friendly personality and undeniable talent shine: "It has been a hell of a ride, and I want it to continue."
To purchase Tyler's debut single, "Kiss Goodnight," click here.
Photography by Ryan Fujiki