Tyler Kealey is a versatile singer, songwriter and piano player. With influences like Elton John and Supertramp, his energy, talent, and story-telling ability have made him a favourite within the Ottawa music scene. While performing for a loyal fan base as part of Ottawa's popular duelling pianos show, Tyler's original music is another step forward, showing audiences that he can craft meaningful, emotional, and captivating songs while still entertaining a crowd.

Tyler’s ability to play anything he hears puts him in high demand to work with other artists such as Roxanne Potvin and the Cooper Brothers, and a tour playing keyboards for Juno award-winning artist Charlie Major as the opening act for rock and roll legends ZZ Top. As a local entertainer, he’s been joined by special guests including Great Big Sea's Alan Doyle, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Blues Brother Dan Ackroyd, and played for the Ford Wayne Gretzky Classic in Collingwood, Ontario in 2010.


Tyler released a 5 song EP, Spotlight Sanctuary, in 2004, and in 2009 released his first full-length album, Characters, to a sold-out crowd at the Black Sheep Inn, where Kevin Hearn of the Barenaked Ladies opened the show. Three of Tyler's songs from this album were featured in Shaky Grounds, an indie film directed by Ron Leach. With the help of a FACTOR grant to complete recording on his second full-length album with producer Darryl Neudorf (54-40, Blue Rodeo, Neko Case) in Toronto, Tyler released a new CD, And Somehow I Fell Upon This Place in June 2012. His song "It's Out There" was named as one of the Best 20 Songs in 2012 by the Ottawa Citizen newspaper.

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In May 2010, Tyler gained a whole new fan base while completing a successful 6 city, 11-show tour of China. Other performance highlights include opening for the Irish Descendents at the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto, and opening for the Barstool Prophets in Ottawa. Tyler also opened for Metric at the 2011 Ottawa Bluesfest, and for Mariana's Trench at the Cornwall Lift-off in 2012. He's performed recently at POP Montreal, the Blacksheep Inn, The Neat Cafe, and The Branch, as well as at several house concerts.


In 2014, Tyler challenged himself to record and post a song on his YouTube channel every day. Check out the videos page to watch some of his original songs and takes on classic covers.


As a collaborator and community builder, Tyler recently organized a popular 'Tribute to the Beatles show,' has appeared as a guest in college-level songwriting classes, and plays several charity gigs every year, including the Christmas show at the Ottawa Family Cinema. He was featured as one of Ottawa's top 15 bands by Rogers Television for a Juno celebration segment in 2011, and was also recently awarded "Best local musician" at the 2014 Faces and Businesses in Ottawa (F.A.B.I.O.) Awards.

Tyler has also participated as an artist and educator for the RBC Blues In The Schools initiative for the last few years, appearing at local schools.