Tyler Ward
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Tyler Ward

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Aug
04
Tyler Ward @ Hard Rock Cafe

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Aug
01
Tyler Ward @ Manchester 65

West Warwick, Rhode Island, United States

West Warwick, Rhode Island, United States

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"A furiously talented pop tart "
- Dave Herrera


"This is really good stuff"
- Ryan Tedder, One Republic (band)


Discography

Vol. 1 - 2007
The Show - 2009

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Bio

Melodious hooks, infectious rhythms and a fantastic live performance are just part of what makes the Tyler Ward a musical force to be reckoned with.

Although polished and refined as a musician, music wasn’t always Tyler’s focus. Encouraged by his father at a young age to pursue athletics, Tyler spent his time scoring touchdowns and winning football games. “Football was my life,” Tyler states. “Every aspect, from the cleats to the jockstrap, I loved it.”

After completing high school, Tyler was accepted to the United States Air Force Academy where he began his collegiate football career. He never adjusted to the military lifestyle. “I smiled too much,” Tyler says. It was because of his excessive smiling and creative expression that Tyler found himself scrubbing toilets and cleaning floors on the weekends.

Despite the intensive janitorial experience, Tyler decided to move on. He left the Air Force Academy and accepted a scholarship to the University Of Northern Colorado. It was there when Tyler polished his songwriting skills. “I loved writing music in college,” Tyler explains. “I loved it so much that I would get in trouble for skipping classes and football practices to finish up song ideas.” Tyler believes that his songwriting developed as he pursued his journalism degree.

Not only did Tyler’s college years ignite a fire for songwriting, but it also allowed for opportunities to refine his showmanship. Tyler joined the nationally recognized Northern Colorado Opera program and performed on several stages in tights. “I laugh when I see pictures of those blue tights and that awful stage make up,” Tyler jokes. “Although embarrassing, those were some of the best times I’ve had in a musical arena.”

Tyler’s realization of becoming a successful national artist arose when he first started playing with national acts such as The Fray, The Jonas Brothers, Gavin DeGraw, Augustana and Ryan Cabrera. “After that first big show with The Fray, I was sold on doing music for the rest of my life,” Tyler says. Playing shows for thousands of people fueled Tyler’s drive and creativity. It drove him to write and record several demos that have attracted attention throughout the major music industry.

In late 2007, the opportunity arose for Tyler to join forces with four musicians whom he met sharing the bill at a Denver concert. Tyler admits, “The first time I saw those guys play, my jaw dropped.”

Mutual appreciation led to joint performances and eventually friendship paved the way for an official collaboration. After a handful of rehearsals, guitarist/vocalist Jesse Howard, keyboardist Drew Bartels, bassist Josh Corbett, and drummer Joel Burns became the lineup for The Tyler Ward Band. “I am extremely fortunate to have these guys alongside me for this journey. It’s funny because they are all so much better than me at music, and I love that,” says Tyler.

Currently operating out of Colorado Springs, the members of the band live together under one roof where they write, record and rehearse from their home studio. All five members of the Tyler Ward Band share not only a house, but a passionate musical vision: Creating great music that reflects real life.

With an arsenal of catchy pop songs, beautiful ballads, danceable cover tunes and jaw-dropping performances; the Tyler Ward Band is already being hailed as one of the best musical acts in the Colorado area. With a myriad of shows under their belt, the band is setting their sights even higher, looking to explode onto the national music scene and make believers out of all who will listen.

“I love playing music,” Tyler says. “It’s by far the best job I’ve ever had.” Tyler credits his musical talents to his mother, Susan Ward, who is a classically trained musician. Tyler notes, “My mom rocks.”