Tyler Bernhardt

Tyler Bernhardt

 New York City, New York, USA

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Tyler Bernhardt was born and raised in Fairfield, Connecticut. At an early age, he began teaching himself guitar, bass, piano, and drums, which led to a lifelong passion for music. In high school, he co-founded an a capella group called Close Harmony, a staple of Fairfield’s musical education system. Upon his high school graduation, Tyler released an original 5-song EP with fellow musician Darian Cunning.

In 2007, Tyler was offered a full scholarship to study Jazz Vocal Performance at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music. There, Tyler became part of the prestigious Jazz Vocal Ensemble 1. In addition, he was recruited to the elite Downbeat award-winning jazz vocal group, Extensions.

In 2010, he signed with Forward Motion Records, a South Florida based indie-label, run by Dreaming In Stereo’s own Fernando Perdomo. A few months later, Tyler released a full-length album of original songs called “What Is This,” which he co-produced with classmate Luke Moellman. In 2011, Tyler’s song “Happiness In History” was awarded first place in the Indaba-Jango Airplay Opportunity contest.

Tyler’s original music blends elements of indie-pop, Americana, and rock into a genre all its own. He has performed at venues such as The Van Dyke, Transit Lounge, The Stage, The Acoustic Café, and The Quick Center. His music is available on iTunes, Amazon, and many other online retailers.


Happiness In History

Written By: Tyler Bernhardt

Colors are lost and thoughts are free
Happiness in history
Clouds appear as days go by
The Devil and I walk side by side

Oh, I can’t explain
Like Sunday driving in the rain
All by yourself
Like Sunday driving in the rain

White walls talk to me at night
Speak beneath the candlelight
And as I shake and moan insane
Allow myself to calm the pain

Oh, I can’t explain
Like Sunday driving in the rain
All by yourself
Like Sunday driving in the rain

What I fall back on
Expands such abstraction I feel

As I awake I ascertain
In my mind I’ll walk again
For those of you who talk me down
Karma will find its way around


I'm A Sinner (2011)
What Is This (2010)
Tyler Bernhardt (2007)

Set List

Original Set-List:

(1) Avenues We’ve Chosen
(2) Bound To Be Love
(3) Change
(4) Foreign Sweetheart
(5) Happiness In History
(6) I’m A Sinner
(7) I’ve Got Mine
(8) Identity Theft
(9) Indie Music
(10) Lacuna
(11) Losing Hand
(12) Our Lives Together
(13) Rock Beach
(14) Something Real
(15) Sunshine
(16) Take Me Home
(17) Vanity
(18) We All Want To Be Satisfied
(19) What Is This