Vinyl Heart

Vinyl Heart


Guitar driven, hook laden and vocally dynamic rock and roll music.


From the remnants of The Tyler Schwende Band comes a harder hitting, guitar fuelled, highly infectious by-product known as Vinyl Heart. With the release of their debut EP the band is ready to make headway with their dynamic brand of modern pop/rock.

Produced by Sean Riley (Oceanship, Prize Fighter) and mixed by ex-Moist guitarist Mark Makoway (Great Big Sea, Crash Parallel, Matt Mays, David Usher), this album is a shimmering independent gem. From the pulsating rocker “After All Is Said & Done” to the ultra melodic “I Can’t Let Go”, Vinyl Heart offers a polished, radio ready sound but with its own unique nuances and character. In fact, the band has already begun to make an impact at home with the support of commercial and college radio and an entertaining and interactive live show.

Although the band is only a year old, its members Tyler Schwende, Matt Elder, Rob Hughes and Tyler Smith are no first timers to the stage; opening in the past for well-known Canadian acts like Mariana’s Trench, Faber Drive and The Trews. Vinyl Heart are not just another in the line of today’s stereotypical pop/rock acts. It shows in their ability to fashion together the best parts of melodic rock and modern pop into one very easily listenable package.


- Debut Self Titled EP released on September 25th, 2010
- First single "I Can't Let Go" received airplay on commercial rock radio stations CFCA in Waterloo, CFPL in London, well known Conestoga College rock station 88.3 CJIQ as well as featured on K106 Sarnia & Y108 Hamilton's indie shows.
- "Best of Luck" featured on K-W Top 40 radio station 91.5 The Beat.
- Released music video for "After All Is Said And Done" (see video section to view)

Set List

After All is Said and Done
Break The Spell
Last Chance To Be Rescued
Point of View
Hot Wired
Beautiful Catastrophe
Best of Luck
I Can't Let Go

Sets are typically between 30 - 45 minutes. Covers can be played and they range from Queen to Foo Fighters.