Tyler Read

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Tyler Read
Origin Shreveport, Louisiana[1]
Genres Southern rock, indie rock
Years active 2003–2010
Labels Immortal Records
Website http://www.Tylerread.com
Members Josh Johnson
Jordan Johnson
Brandon "Nacho" Johnson
Chris Rimmer
Brent Skinner
Past members Chris McPeters
Jeb Whitley

Tyler Read is a Southern rock band from Shreveport, Louisiana. The band started with cousins Brandon Johnson and Josh Johnson jamming together in a small shed in their grandmothers' yard as teenagers. With Josh on vocals/lead guitar, his baby brother Jordan on drums, and Brandon on bass, the beginning of a wonderful thing started. The band would be named after Brandon, Josh, & Jordan's other baby cousin(not in the band), Tyler Reed. Trying to find websites, amongst other things, the boys realized the name "Tyler Reed" with two ee's was already taking, heance why they now spell it READ. Soon after the band was formed, they were joined by friend Jeb Whitley, who would provide vocals for year or more at shows and on some songs never officially released to the public, and on their first professionally produced cd, Angel and Demons.

Tyler Read had two of their songs featured on the soundtrack for the independent horror film The School in the Woods (2010). The film's theme songs was written and performed by Tyler Read's Chris Rimmer.[2]

The band has toured internationally with acts like Puddle of Mudd, Chevelle, Pillar, Neurosonic, Saving Abel, Since October, The Butterfly Effect and more.


  • Angels And Devils 2003
  • Ghosts By Comparison 2004
  • The Light, The Glass, The Transparency 2005
  • Only Rock And Roll Can Save Us Now 2007
  • Hallelujiaville 2009


  1. ^ "Shreveport band will roll into Vino's". Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. August 26, 2007. Retrieved 2009-07-21. [dead link]
  2. ^ "The School In The Woods (2010) - Soundtracks". Internet Movie Database. January 11, 2010.