Xan Tyler

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Xan Tyler
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Xan Tyler performing live in Japan in July 2001
Background information
Birth name Xanthe Tyler
Origin London
Genres Pop, Alternative rock, Trance
Instruments Singing
Years active 1995 - present
Labels Creation Records(1998-1999)
Poptones(1999-2000)
Positiva(2000-2002)
Associated acts Technique
Client
Website http://www.xantyler.com/

Xan Tyler is a female British singer.

Born and raised in South London, Xan began her singing career as a backing singer. After working with numerous bands and as session singer, she signed to Alan McGee's Creation Records as one half of synth pop duo Technique (the other half being musician Kate Holmes, now of Client).

In 1999 Xan and Kate Holmes collaborated with Mad Professor to create Mission Control. Mission Control released one album Dub Showcase on Poptones to critical acclaim and Xan joined Mad Professor on a European tour in 2000. Dub Showcase also feature a guest vocal from reggae icon Lee Scratch Perry.

1999 also saw Xan's first notable success as Technique with the release of "Sun is Shining",[1] released on Creation Records, which reached number 64 in the UK Singles Chart in April of that year, followed by "You & Me" which got to number 56 in August.[2] One of the remixers on "Sun is shining" was trance DJ Matt Darey, for whom she later performed vocals on the track "Wanna be an Angel",[3] released under the name of Tekara in 2004 on Platipus Records.

In 2001 she teamed up with dance music producer Timo Maas and as Orinoko they released "Island" on Positiva Records. This pairing saw Xan introduced to numerous dance producers and labels.

Xan went on to release two more records on Platipus, Altitude "Silence is Loud" and "The Key" with Neo & Farina in 2004.

Other notable releases included "Feelings" with Mike Shiver on Lost Language & Solaris and "Run Away" with Redd Square on Tatsumaki.

Among other projects Xan works with pop ska band The Joys of Sound and has produced a number of tracks including "Everything else" and "Too much".

On 23/06/2011 it was announced that Xan was joining Client to take over live lead vocals. While a studio album is in the making she has yet to tour with Client.

In 2014 Xan started work on her solo EP with London-based producer Stuart Crossland. The "Out of the blue" EP is to be released on 8 December 2014.

In 2015 Xan collaborated with producer Kramer (musician) in Scotland on 3 new tracks, written by Xan. The resulting 3 track single is out in 2016.

Reviews[edit]

In September 2009, she received a positive review from decbelblog.com saying, "Tyler offers something different for us all. Think of a mix between Fiona Apple and Alicia Keys."[4]

December 2014 from unappreciatedscholars.com: 'Into the Blue has been a wonderful end-of-year discovery. Electro-acoustic in all its glory with a great vocal performance. Another wonderful infectious work that sticks around in the brain for a long time post-listen.' [5]

January 2015 from Undercover Rock Life: 'Into The Blue is definitely a good 6 song EP that steps into the land of electro acoustic. If, one of my favourite tracks of the EP, is definitely a notable piece of electro-ambient that, I do think, can open the door to a remarkable future.' [6]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Technique-Sun-Is-Shining/release/177283 "Sun is shining" on Discogs
  2. ^ Roberts, David. Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums. Guinness World Records Ltd 17th edition (2004), p. 551 ISBN 0-85112-199-3
  3. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Tekara-Wanna-Be-An-Angel/release/236542 "Wanna be an Angel" on Discogs
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 9, 2011. Retrieved October 8, 2009.  "Something New with Xan Tyler"
  5. ^ http://www.unappreciatedscholars.com/2014/12/31/theshrevests-top-10-singles-and-eps-of-2014/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ https://undercoverrocklife.com/2015/01/22/ep-into-the-blue-by-xan-tyler/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)