Tyler Gilbert

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Tyler Gilbert
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Tyler posing for the "OK Murphy" promo shoot
Background information
Born (1988-11-06) November 6, 1988 (age 26)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Origin Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Genres Folk, rock
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Years active 2004–present
Labels Farmageddon Sound
Associated acts Vos
Website www.tylergilbert.ca

Tyler Gilbert is a Regina, Saskatchewan based folk songwriter,[1] born in Calgary, Alberta.

His latest album "OK Murphy" released in 2013 was funded by Rawlco Radio.[2] "As a songwriter he always tries to tell stories about life as he experiences it. He has been known to put a fictitious spin on things, but that's part of telling stories.”

In 2010 he released “The Re-Session,[1] and stays busy with appearances in the folk circuit, with constant touring he has "racked up untold thousands of road miles.” [3] In 2011 Gilbert released “Tyler’s World” [4] Gilbert has appeared live on many radio stations as well as on television.[5]

Gilbert’s influences include that of Bob Dylan and Neil Young .[6] "Tyler's World" Has recently been released at HMV locations in Canada [7] "Windsor's campus radio station, CJAM, named him artist of the week and Lethbridge's campus radio station, CJSR, put him into weekly rotation. Prison Wall Blues, one of his songs from a previous album, peaked on Saskatchewan's Top 30 countdown and lasted 16 months on the charts."[8]

"Over the years, he’s discovered that themes surrounding a single man pop up most frequently in his music. He credits his natural affinity to people-watching for his attempts at guessing what someone is thinking about." [9] Gilbert was a recent winning recipient of Rawlco Radio's 10k20 grant.[10]

Reception[edit]

Gilbert was noticed by Ominocity, “Taking on an aggressive folk sound, with plenty of ripping electric guitar parts, Gilbert’s take on the genre is both refreshing and atypical. With strong vocals persisting throughout the album, there is still something wholly familiar, even haunting, about his songwriting.“[1] Prairie Dog quoted Gilbert as a “prolific folk songwriter” .“[11]

Gilbert was well received at the Montmartre Folk Festival All Folked Up In Montemartre, “He just plainly enjoys performing and recording and we just plainly love to listen to him.“[12] Tyler's album "Tyler's World" is distributed by Dynasty Records [13] He was featured on Shaw TV's one hour program Stripped Down. His song "Prison Wall Blues" remains on the music charts at Sask Top 30 [14] Tyler has received multiple plays on CBC Radio 1 Afternoon Edition,[15] Morning Edition [16] as well as the Saskatchewan Weekend [17] Quoted by the Leader Post "the 22-year-old put out his first album in 2006 and has shared the stage with Sean McCann from Great Big Sea. McCann said he was glad to be in Regina just to see Gilbert play.“[18] LA Beat was quoted saying “Gilbert played an upbeat set of pop-folk music. He started off on an upbeat note, but slowed things down on a set of mostly original material featuring pleasant guitar playing and upbeat melodies” .“[19] The Walleye quoted Gilbert's sound as “the clear crisp chords, combined with thoughtful lyrics, created a relaxing folk/rock mix.”[20] Was the Prairie Dog "Pick of the Day" [21] The Leader Post included Gilbert in the top 12 current Regina musicians.[22]

Discography[edit]

  • 2008: Vos (EP)
  • 2010: The Re-Session
  • 2011: Tyler’s World
  • 2013: OK Murphy

Awards[edit]

In 2013 Gilbert was nominated for a Regina Mayor Arts & Business Award under the "Emerging Artist" category.[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Tyler Gilbert Interview". Ominocity. 2011-05-12. Retrieved 2011-05-20. 
  2. ^ Dahlman, Ryan. "Hard working Regina singer hits Medicine Hat, Swift Current July 24". Prairie Post. Retrieved 2013-06-10. 
  3. ^ "Tyler Gilbert, Guitar Junkie, Coming To Exchange". Verb. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  4. ^ "BuzzCity Magazine: Music". Buzzcity.ca. Retrieved 2011-05-20. 
  5. ^ "CTV Morning Live". CTV. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  6. ^ "2011 Cathedral Village Arts Festival - Music". Cathedralartsfestival.ca. Retrieved 2011-05-20. 
  7. ^ "Interview with Regina singer songwriter Tyler Gilbert". BuzzCity. Retrieved 2011-06-0.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  8. ^ "Gilbert off to the big city". Leader Post. Retrieved 2011-06-16. 
  9. ^ "QC: What's Eating Tyler Gilbert". Leader Post. Retrieved 2011-11-01. 
  10. ^ "Two Saskatoon bands land grant". Star Phoenix. Retrieved 2012-03-20. 
  11. ^ Brotheridge, James. "prairie dog magazine | arts". Prairiedogmag.com. Retrieved 2011-05-20. 
  12. ^ "All Folked Up In Montmartre". Allfolkedup.ca. Retrieved 2011-05-20. 
  13. ^ "Artists". http://www.dynastyrecords.com/. Retrieved 2011-05-26. 
  14. ^ "Top 30". http://www.thesasktop30.com/. Retrieved 2011-05-28. 
  15. ^ "Playlist". CBC Radio 1. Retrieved 2011-05-31. 
  16. ^ "Playlist". CBC Radio 1. Retrieved 2011-05-31. 
  17. ^ "Playlist". CBC Radio 1. Retrieved 2011-05-31. 
  18. ^ Riess, Kelly-anne. "Gilbert off to the big city". Leader Post. Retrieved 2011-06-16. 
  19. ^ Amery, Richard. "LA Beat | arts". LA Beat. Retrieved 2011-08-04. 
  20. ^ Hagen, Susan. "the walleye magazine issue sept 2011;". thewalleye. Retrieved 2011-09-11. 
  21. ^ "Pick of The Day". Prairie Dog. Retrieved 2012-03-20. 
  22. ^ "Regina's top current musical artists". Leader Post. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  23. ^ "Nominees for 2013". Mayor Arts & Business Awards. Retrieved 2013-04-23. 

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