Huston Symposium

Huston Symposium

BandAlternativeSinger/Songwriter

'Huston Symposium', Tyler's latest collaborative effort, takes his emotive, vulnerable songs and joins them with the power of a rock band to create a wall of sound that draws you in and nourishes your art deprived, MTV drenched soul.

Biography

Tyler Huston’s musical career began humbly in the mid ’90’s. He began as an early teenager writing and crafting songs that uniquely spoke not only of life experiences but his deep faith. Even as a beginning songwriter, his style, song structure, and lyrical content reflected a maturity far beyond his years. Tyler’s musical influences include some of the more progressive artists in the music industry. Lesser known artists such as Terry Taylor (Daniel Amos, The Lost Dogs), Mike Roe (The 77’s), and Steve Hindalong (The Choir) are just of the few individuals that have played a small role in shaping the signature style that Tyler calls his own. Over the years his work has drawn comparisons to Ben Fold’s Five, Crowded House, Sunny Day Real Estate, Coldplay, and David Gray, to name a few. Thought provoking, insightful, challenging are just a few of the adjectives that could accurately describe the experience that is a Tyler Huston tune.
In the summer of 1998, KMG Records, a record company from Nashville, heard the track “Joker’s Wilde” on a local Phoenix, AZ compilation record. They liked what they heard and scheduled an audition at Tyler’s home. Upon hearing a live performance of that song, as well as others, they signed Tyler’s band, The Straw Theory, to a record deal. In the winter of ’98, recording of the band’s debut album began. The record was finished by the summer of ’99, and the band set out on tour in the fall of the same year. After a successful string of dates opening up for the Smalltown Poets, the buzz began to build regarding The Straw Theory’s live show. A successful tour ended in the winter of ’99. The Straw Theory had played all over the country to a wide variety of audiences, and left them all wanting more.
A while later, after a period of inspired songwriting, the preproduction on Tyler’s debut solo record began. Honing the songs that would eventually make up the album proved to be a stretching time for Tyler stylistically. He wanted to make a conscious effort to stay true to the musical personality that he had developed yet make a record that would reach a mass audience. The result was an album that was created over a 3-year period. Incorporating the talents of several of the musicians he has befriended over the years, “Chasing Happy” became the focused, decisive, consciously created record that he set out to make. Incorporating many different feels and moods, the record, “Chasing Happy”, has something for everyone.
Tyler Huston is no doubt a unique individual in the world of music. From social commentary to introspective thoughts of love and relationships, Tyler’s songs have touched it all. While he never sets out to please everyone, chances are you’ll find something that’s for you.

Discography

1999 -- The Straw Theory, self titled (Tyler's original band)

2005 -- Chasing Happy, debut full length solo record