Tyler Carson

Tyler Carson

BandRockCountry

We are U2 Springsteen & Sting with Jimi Hendrix on the violin.

Biography

Well, I might as well just come out and say it… I’m going to the top. And - I’m going to do it with music that moves me. I’m going there with the full package and I want to meet and work with people who have the same standard. Contact me! One other important note - all of the music you hear on this page was created by myself. Right from the songs themselves (a couple of lyrics came from some good outside suggestions), the guitars, violins, vocals which are nearly all just one takers, arrangements, the okay for a home studio engineering, that was all me. Imagine how much better it would be with a great team! That’s what I’m really looking for. Contact me!

This has been a full time job for me for the past 7 years despite the lack of evidence in the monetary state. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I spend my time honing my craft as a violinist, songwriter and singer with the rest devoted to networking and gigging. The last couple of years have been spent reinventing myself as an artist after my duo band, Kid Carson (www.kidcarsonmusic.com) split up - or at least went on an unscheduled, undefined hiatus. The product is what you hear and see on this page and is my best work to date. I finally feel like I’m fleshing out the picture of what I’ve been sketching in my head for years. It’s a great time!

I started playing the violin at the age of 5. My first performance as a ‘fiddler’ came at age 8. I had an 8 bar solo and when it came to be my turn I remember feeling the spotlight when something clicked. I started bouncing to the beat with a huge smile on my face enjoying the interaction with the audience. They gave it back to me and I was hooked. Later that summer I performed for 10 nights straight to crowds of 20,000 nightly as part of the ‘Young Canadians’, a song and dance company with the Calgary Stampede. I felt more at home on stage than anywhere else and it never changed.

At the age of 13 I returned from a 4 week tour of Japan and Thailand to perform as the solo guest artist with the Victoria Symphony. We performed the Am Vivaldi Concerto for two violins in the first half and then a special 15 minute fiddle medley in the second half, all with the support of a full size professional orchestra (thank you VSO!). Things felt like they were ready to take off. I couldn’t wait to quit school and hit the road (still kinda wish I had done just that). It came closer with an opportunity from Hollywood - be featured on the Jerry Lewis Telethon between Jason Alexander and Savion Glover. I mean - Wow!! Alas, months ticked by and several other wonderful opportunities such as performing in the Cayman Islands, a six week theatre tour of New Zealand as part of the production ‘Ireland’ led by former Irish Rover Will Millar, a summer with the National Youth Orchestra of Canada (world champion orchestra whose alumni fill the top seats in orchestras around the world) and several trips to Nashville, my dream of quitting school and hitting the road full time wasn’t realized. Looking back it’s hard to say whether that was a bonus or a negative. Either way I believe that music directs my compass and guides me in the right direction as it did when life separated the band I had worked with throughout that time. A blessing in disguise, this cleared my artistic vision and reset my focus to find what it was that I really wanted to say through music.

I moved out and headed for the bigger music scene of Vancouver. I met some great people who were all jazz graduates and playing music that I had always enjoyed but never took part in. I formed a gypsy jazz project called ‘Fourth Street Django’ (www.fourthstreetdjango.com). My improvisation knowledge grew four fold and I was on track to finding my artistic voice. Along the way I continued to write songs which started to take on more of a rock flavour after years of trying to write Nashville country. Which brings me to where I am today still trying to write better songs and further define the sound in which to wrap them.

After recently receiving very positive feedback from none other than Canadian legend Jim Vallance, I think I’m right in feeling that things are starting to take shape. I’ll feel really good if my music means something to you in your life. This is the first unveiling of my solo work. I’m always open to feedback both positive and constructive and would love to hear from you.

Finally (if you’ve made it this far!) I hope that you have a passion in your life that keeps you as fulfilled as music does for me. Much Love,

TYLER CARSON

Lyrics

Damn Fool

Written By: Tyler Carson

Seventeen hours till I get home
Seventeen hours she could be long gone
Seventeen hours can I make it on my own

Running from the rules of love in my head
Running to the beat of her heart instead
Running from the way I’ve been living life so wrong

Some say she’s gonna be angry
Some say she might be scared
You might say that I didn’t love her
You might say…

Damn Fool you gotta make it
Damn Fool she’s the only one
Used every trick to shake it off
But her love it just won’t stop
You’re driving the wheels of fate
Damn Fool I hope it’s not too, I hope it’s not too late, yeah

Danger on the home stretch north on the 5
Keep your eyes open watch for rock slides
I’ve seen it every time but I ain’t ever thought twice

There might be a chance that I could be caught
Even though I’m true it don’t matter for love
The only thing that matters is keeping the coals burning hot

So I’m laying down the rubber just a little bit longer
Caressing all the curves a little bit tighter
Shifting through the gears making sure that I run clear

Damn Fool you gotta make it
Damn Fool she’s the only one
Used every trick to shake it off
Her love’s inside - won’t stop
You’re driving the wheels of fate
Damn Fool I hope it’s not too late, yeah

Damn Fool you gotta make it
Damn Fool she’s the only one
How many times can you go wrong
She can only hold so long
You’re driving the wheels of fate
Damn Fool I hope it’s not too late

Damn Fool

Written By: Tyler Carson

Seventeen hours till I get home
Seventeen hours she could be long gone
Seventeen hours can I make it on my own

Running from the rules of love in my head
Running to the beat of her heart instead
Running from the way I’ve been living life so wrong

Some say she’s gonna be angry
Some say she might be scared
You might say that I didn’t love her
You might say…

Damn Fool you gotta make it
Damn Fool she’s the only one
Used every trick to shake it off
But her love it just won’t stop
You’re driving the wheels of fate
Damn Fool I hope it’s not too, I hope it’s not too late, yeah

Danger on the home stretch north on the 5
Keep your eyes open watch for rock slides
I’ve seen it every time but I ain’t ever thought twice

There might be a chance that I could be caught
Even though I’m true it don’t matter for love
The only thing that matters is keeping the coals burning hot

So I’m laying down the rubber just a little bit longer
Caressing all the curves a little bit tighter
Shifting through the gears making sure that I run clear

Damn Fool you gotta make it
Damn Fool she’s the only one
Used every trick to shake it off
But her love it just won't stop
You’re driving the wheels of fate
Damn Fool I hope it’s not too late, yeah

Damn Fool you gotta make it
Damn Fool she’s the only one
How many times can you go wrong
She can only hold so long
You’re driving the wheels of fate
Damn Fool I hope it’s not too late

Knight of Sorrow

Written By: Tyler Carson

Any change is revolution
We need constant evolution
I provoke all your defenses
When I see weakness in your fences
Total Possession

Tangling in your web of madness
Solidified, set aside my sadness
You reveal all that I have
No longer wonder who I am

I am - I am your Knight of Sorrow
Fighting at the bay {there’ll always be tomorrow}
When the walls come down
It’s just you and me
Your love will set us free
Your love will set us, will set us

The battle’s of my choosing
But every fight your signals fly, I’m losing
I must be brave and trust your strength now
You’ve made me more than I can be
You’ve made me more than I can be
Total Possession

Thoughts of losing you have changed me
Traits I never thought I’d trade
Have I been living an illusion
You’ve made me more than I can be

Total Possession, total possession of one girl
Total Possession, total possession of one girl

I am – I am your Knight of Sorrow
Fighting at the bay {There’ll always be tomorrow}
When the walls come down
It’s just you and me
Your love will set us free
Your love will set us free

I am I am your knight of sorrow
Fighting at the bay {there’ll always be tomorrow}
When the walls come down
And it’s just you and me
Your love will set us free
Your love will set us, set us…

The Broken Hearted

Written By: Tyler Carson

Working overtime just to try to get out
Doing everything to keep the memories coming round
You try to kick start 'em but the soul's run dry
Made me look at the world through your broken eyes

I can't shake it there's nothing I can do
It's their in your heart but can't get through to you

In trouble with the broken hearted
In trouble with a broken heart
In trouble with the broken hearted
You're in trouble when the broken hearted started

Manatees dying and it's driving you mad
The good guys are trying the papers tainting them black
The harder you work yeah the harder it gets
And we ain't got time to re-arrange our bets

We're picking up steam babe it's gonna come true
We got one chance do what you gotta do

In trouble with the broken hearted
In trouble with a broken heart
In trouble with the broken hearted
You're in trouble when the broken hearted started…again,

Yeah yeah, oh
We're in trouble again
Start it again

Through a broken heart yeah there's no better view
The world's gotta change inside of me and you

In trouble with the broken hearted
You're in trouble with a broken heart
You're in trouble with the broken hearted
You're in trouble when the broken hearted started