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Song 343: Dandelion (Tyler Kealey)  

It's Tyler Kealey Tuesday and I decided to record another original song that I have been working on over the last little while. The inspiration for this song came from a memory I have of being in church in Venosta as a child, sitting upstairs and looking down at the people seated below. I remember gazing at the rows, and noticed many women with similar hairstyles - white, wavy, and to my young eyes, like a dandelion ready to blow away at the gentlest breeze. Maybe I was a daydreamer back then...maybe things…Read more

Song 278: Striking Gold by Tyler Kealey 

It takes all kinds of people to make up this human race. I feel like one of the lucky ones because of all the crazy and unkind souls out there, I somehow ended up with the most selfless, thoughtful and beautiful woman this world has to offer. Her name is Melanie Kealey and I believe we have a love more precious that gold. Thats what I wrote this song about. Enjoy.

Song 258: All The Little Things (Brownrigg/Kealey) 

Today was a pretty inspiring and motivating day.  I headed over to record a song with Joe Brownrigg. He's a father of three, works a demanding job and is also a prolific songwriter - writing as much or more material than a lot of artists I know.  I've worked with Joe in the past, recording piano on one of his recent albums, and I've known of him for years in the small circle of Ottawa musicians, we've crossed paths many times.  When I asked him if he'd like to record a video with me, he was enthusiastic and…Read more

Song 237: Not Your Day by Tyler Kealey 

This morning our coffee machine broke.  Maybe that doesn't seem like a big deal to you but at our house it can send an average day into a downward spiral.  Needless to say, it was a painful morning and one of those ones you wish you could just head back to bed, but during parenthood it's just not an option.  For that reason, I thought of this song.  It's one I started writing quite a long time ago.  It's always fun to take an old idea, dust it off and change things around, and add to it as well, then record…Read more

Song 223: Why Don't We Go Walking in the Rain 

Today I made my song a day challenge extra challenging.  I was booked to play an outdoor show at the World Exchange Plaza with my good friend Jeff Rogers, but unfortunately the whole day was rained out.  It's too bad - I was looking forward to filming my song today with Jeff, so I had to make a plan B.  While I was trying to think of what song to play, I decided I'd try to just write one today.  I haven't been able to find the time to write much lately and the theme of the song developed while I was…Read more

Song 181- On Your Own by Tyler Kealey 

It's rare that I don't have to play a gig on Canada Day.  In fact, I think this is the first year in at least ten years that I am not booked to play downtown in Canada's capital.  I went ahead and recorded a guitar and vocal version of one of my tunes for some Canadian content today - seeing as it's a Tyler Kealey Tuesday - this one is from my album Characters, and called On Your Own.  I hope my fellow Canadians out there have a great day with family, music, and celebrating our wonderful country.  Happy…Read more

Song 140: Hats! 

This is an instrumental song I wrote for my wife a few years ago. She needed some music for a video project she was working on at the time. She wanted it to sound like something from the movie "Amelie" so this is what I came up with - a soothing piano and accordion instrumental track with tinges of fantasy. Happy Tyler Kealey Tuesday!