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.

Upcoming events.

Tyler is heading to Cornwall to play alongside Graham Greer, Glenn Forrester, Dylan Groulx, Nick Seguin, Adam Lalonde,  and Stephane McAlear on February 9th. Come join us as we celebrate the music of Tom Petty.

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.

Tyler will be taking part in the Ottawa Blues in the Schools program again this year, presenting music at local schools and working with kids to create a blues music performance.

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 unlike anything else he's ever done.

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!