Jonathan Tiersten and Ten Tiers

Jonathan Tiersten and Ten Tiers

 Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

Music with meaning. I guess that sounds trite, but Jonathan Tiersten puts it all there. Whether live or on the beautifully recorded new EP audiences from coast to coast and across the pond can feel his passion. He will not be a "Flash In Pan".


Jonathan Tiersten started acting in highschool in a commercial with Gabriel Kaplan (Welcome Back Kotter) and a year later starred as ‘Ricky Thomas’ in the cult classic horror film Sleepaway Camp. He then went to NYU to study acting at The Circle In The Square Theater School. After graduating he worked as an actor in NYC for the next several years appearing in several national commercials and starring in two Afterschool Specials. He also became a regular in the Greenwich Village Music Scene, performing at Kenny's Castaways, The Bitter End, The Red Lion and CBGB's among others. This might have been when his priorities shifted from Stanislavsky to Leonard Cohen. In the early nineties he decided to give it all up for the mountains of Colorado. It seemed a songwriters paradise and it was noticeably absent of agents and casting directors. Plans are always liquid so shortly thereafter he found himself as the owner of the nationally renowned Beer Bar and Live Music Venue, The Mountain Tap Tavern(performances by David Gray, Dishwalla, Victor Wooten and Moe among many others). After two years he decided it was time to move on again. He first co-fronted the band Bambi’s Apartment, with Micah Stone, and more recently Ten Tiers (Tiersten backwards, sort of...). He also performs solo, and has been described as “one of the best singer songwriters on the Front Range in the last fifteen years” - Sharon Rawles, Director of The Capital Hill People’s Fair. Ten Tiers recently had the song "How To Love You" in the feature film, “Juncture” which was shown at The 2008 Starz Denver International Film Festival. JT also just completed the original score for the short film, “Demption” which was featured at The New York City Downtown Short Film Festival and stars David Krumoltz from CBS’s NUMB3RS. He recently reprised his role as Ricky Thomas in the 2009 film "Return To Sleepaway Camp". Working with Isaac Hayes, Vincent Pastore, punk band CKY, and actress Felissa Rose. Jonathan has shared the stage with Mark Slaughter, Taylor Dayne, Missing Persons and Mickey Dolenz. Jonathan and the band have just played shows in Las Vegas, Long Beach, Los Angeles and are headed to New York and Germany this winter. Jonathan returns from Germany to go straight to The National Rock Con where he will perform with many living legends including Todd Rundgren, Meat Loaf, The Hollies, The Yardbirds, The Animals among many others. He has placed two songs in television pilots and is acting in a TV movie for Lifetime this fall. Back home Ten Tiers is performing on the lead float for The Bellco St. Patrick's Day Parade, playing the Friday's On The Plaza series in Cheyenne and headlining two nights at The American Furniture Warehouse Amphitheater The Colorado State Fair in September. JT Says, "Life is a journey and plans be damned!" Jonathan now calls Fort Collins CO home where he lives with his wife and four year old son.


"Heaven"- "Tied Up" - "Don's Club Tavern"- Chiller Theatre 2009.
And the newly released self titled EP. All tracks are available at and most are on itunes. 93.3 The Adventure in Denver and 99.5 The Mountain play Ten Tiers "How To Love You" on regular rotation and KUNC, KRFC, and KCSU play a variety of Jonathan Tiersten and Ten Tiers. Jonathan and Adam Schalke are also releasing a single called "Be Like You" for a compilation blues album to benefit disadvantaged youths. This will be released out of Austin TX

Set List

We can play anywhere from 45 minutes to six hours. We play original music that matches our whole program, plus a wide range of covers including artists such as David Bowie, U2, Elton John, Snow Patrol, The Rolling Stones,Lynyrd Skynyrd The Cure, Depeche Mode, The Beatles, The Psychedelic Furs, The Clash, Neil Young, Led Zeppelin, Smashing Pumpkins, and many more.
Ten Tiers Song List

Trip Through Your Wires
I Will Follow You Into The Dark
Soul Meets Body
La Grange
Cheap Sunglasses
Who Do You Love?
Pictures Of You
Why Can’t I Be You?
Close To Me
Just Like Heaven
We Will Rock You
We Are The Champions
Is She Really Going Out With Him?
It’s Different For Girls
London Calling
Train In Vain
Chasing Cars
Wish You Were Here
Nobody Home
Have A Cigar
Another Brick In The Wall
Shine On You Crazy Diamond