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A video a day.

As a musician making playing covers but writing original music as well, Tyler decided to embark on a challenge in 2014 to record a song video every day, as a way to tackle and put his own creative stamp on some songs written by the world's best songwriters. 

He's also recorded an original song once a week, sometimes writing a new song, and other times polishing up an old demo. Tyler collaborated with cellist Mike Yates to record his song Dandelion in a local church,  filmed another original song, Following the Full Moonlight with a cappella group "Harmonic Generation". 

One of the best parts about the song project is the focus Tyler has been able to put on some of Ottawa finest musicians, collaborating in videos with Ben Cooper, Shawn Tavenier, Jon and Olenka from Amos the Transparent, The Monroe Sisters, and Charlie Major. He brought together a great group of Ottawa musicians to record the final song of the year, an original one fittingly called The Last Song

He's been praised by his video covers by Lawrence Gowan, and invited to submit his cover of Taxi to the Harry Chapin online radio station. His video highlighting the Silly Walks sign, on Ottawa's Sparks Street, was featured on CTV news, and he's been on local TV (see a segment on CTV's Regional Contact here) and radio, including CBC's Ottawa Morning to talk about the project.

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Song 365: The Last Song (Tyler Kealey) 

Can you believe it? 365 songs this year, and I haven't gone insane (I don't think?) For my final song of the year, I thought I would come full circle and record the same song I did on day 1 - it's a song I wrote called The Last Song.

The words are, oddly enough about making it through something like this - pursuing music and maintaining integrity. I wasn't sure how I wanted to film it - on day 1 I used an iPhone cam and was alone at my piano. This time, I knew I wanted to include as many of the people who…Read more

Song 364: Years May Come (Irish Rovers) 

Well, this is it! The second last song for the year and then this project is done. Today I set up my camera on a tripod and caught my reflection in the piano. I thought it was fitting since I wanted to look back on the songs that I've played this year - the covers that I've interpreted, the original songs I've freshly written or dusted off, the collaborations with other Ottawa musicians, and the fun family musical moments - all captured on video, one a day, the sum of a year of celebrating the music that I…Read more

Song 363: Bad Fragrance (Eric Eggleston) 

It was really great getting together with Eric Eggleston for a tune for this song a day challenge. Eric and I have known each other for a long time and we have played a lot of music together in the past. He is one of the most creative people I have worked with. Eric is not only a great songwriter but he has kept himself busy writing and producing other artists at Johnny Hall productions here is Ottawa. We got together this evening and did a recording of a song that I originally recorded on with him during…Read more

Song 362: I'm So Tired (The Beatles) 

This song a day project is getting close to the end and while it's fun doing a video every day, and I think I've pushed myself both creatively and in terms of pressure to get one done every day, I'm kind of looking forward to it winding down so I can get some sleep and relax a bit.... Today's song of the day is a reflection of that and is probably the last Beatles tune I will post this year! Hope you enjoy.

Song 361: Mr. Bojangles (Jerry Jeff Walker) 

There is a man in Ottawa who many musicians, festival-goers and patrons may know as "Dancing Roy". His name is Roy Cowan and he is a living example of a senior who keeps himself going by staying active. If you've been around Ottawa long enough, you may have seen Roy dancing at his own pace to the music performed at any of the local music festivals or establishments. You may even see him dancing to the music of a busker in the market sometimes. Roy has got to be in his mid to late 80s and he has a real…Read more

Song 360: Amazing Grace (cover) 

Today was a special day for my wife's side of the family. Her Oma hasn't been so well lately and was able to come out of the hospital for six hours to enjoy a potluck turkey dinner, surrounded by family. It was cozy and nice, and we decided to play some music after we stuffed ourselves. This one is of her favourite songs, and I'm joined by my brother-in-law Justin, as well as my cousin-in-law John. We whipped together a quick version with accordion, banjo and ukelele for her. Hope everyone is safe and…Read more

Song 359: Christmas in the Valley (Wayne Rostad) - cover 

Well, it was disappointing that we couldn't make it up to Venosta last night... but, you know that vow you make when you get married? That one about- "In sickness and in health"? This was one of those times when it was better to take care of my own little family here in Ottawa who are not feeling great instead of trying to push through for the sake of tradition. I know my little guy would have loved to see all his older cousins up there and I always look forward to singing some music and the gag gifts but…Read more

Song 357: Sunshine Superman (Donovan) - cover 

When I was a kid, I kinda had an obsession about being Superman. I find that even as an adult, my older relatives are always reminding me of stories of when I was quite young and how I used to show up at family functions disguised as Clark Kent, just waiting for trouble to strike and then like a flash of lightning I would tear off my mild manner reporter suit to reveal a full on Superman costume completer with the Blue shirt with the crest in the centre, a cape, long underwear (blue) and a pair of knee high…Read more

Song 356: The Letter (The Box Tops) - cover 

The world of Rock and Roll lost one of its legendary voices today. Rest in peace Mr. Joe Cocker. He has left behind an unforgettable legacy of music with a voice so soulful, gritty and unique. If you watch any live footage of this man, you can almost see the music flowing through him with his arms flailing and his body swaying back and forth. And so today, my song of the day is one of the many songs that he breathed a new creative life into. It was a song originally done by The Box Tops - The Letter.

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