Tyler Kealey has been a staple of the live music scene in Ottawa since the early 2000s. Performing his piano-based pop act three to four times a week over the last decade has cemented his raw talent and ability to connect with live audiences into a formidable force, bringing originality to each performance.

His latest album, And Somehow I Fell Upon This Place, is a journey from the dark to the light, a story dipping into emotion and intensity that’s both haunting and hopeful. Recorded at Operation Northwoods with renowned producer Darryl Neudorf, the songs range from gritty to smooth and incorporate pop piano with folk rock.


Along with Shawn Tavenier, Tyler will be visiting schools in the Ottawa area to perform and talk about Blues music in February and March as part of the RBC Ottawa Bluesfest Blues in the Schools program.

Tyler will be playing a fun songwriters circle with fellow Ottawa musicians Pat Moore, Megan Jerome, and Shawn Tavenier at the NAC 4th stage on April 8th. Tickets available at the NAC box office or online here.

On March 20th at 6:30pm Tyler will be the featured songwriter at the inaugural bi-weekly songwriter's circle at Geronimo's Coffee Shop in Kemptville. Come out for stories, tunes, and delicious drinks.

Recent studio work.

Tyler has been working on a few new recordings with Eric of Johnny Hall Productions. With a goal of releasing some new music in 2018, the songs that have been coming to life in the studio are unlike anything else he's ever done. Check out SPELL on the Music page for a sample.

He has also been reaching out in different directions, with more new music, recording an original track with Jon Chandler from Amos the Transparent at Shoebox Studios in Ottawa.

Some recent studio work includes accordion tracks for Brock Zeman’s latest release, Carnival, as well and some accordion and keyboard work for folk singer/songwriter David Olney.

Tyler also recently contributed some accordion parts for Celtic band Three Finger Shot's upcoming release.

Aboriginal day live

It was a real treat to head to Edmonton in June to play keys for Charlie Major and his band for a live broadcast across Canada as part of the Aboriginal Live concert on APTN. Craig and Sue are a bass player and drummer husband and wife team, and very pleasant company. Good to see Charlie, Dan and Scooter too!