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About the ArtistIn the two years since his last original project, Tyler Summers has toured extensively, joining Canadian country star Johnny Reid across the north, and backing up various artists, from Texas indie band Spoon, to the queen of indie rock herself, Feist, with appearances on David Letterman and the Today Show. But back home in New York, he claims his territory behind the piano, with the release of his brand new EP, Astoria Sessions.
Summers, also an award-winning jazz saxophonist, pays his dues to the singer-songwriter scene on this stripped down, acoustic album. Recorded at Defy Recordings by Robert L. Smith (Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel), in the heart of New York City, the album features a 4 piece string section. With arrangements by bassist Matt Wigton (Elizabeth & the Catapult, Suite Unraveling), solos by Benjamin Kalb (Duncan Sheik, Regina Spektor, Ingrid Michaelson), and performances by Zack Brock, and Rob Hecht, Astoria Sessions brings intelligence and maturity to piano pop.
2 Sure SM58
2 Instrument Mic Stands
Tuned Grand/Upright Piano or
88 Key Stage Piano (we can supply if needed)
DI to come from keyboard/Boss RC-20XL Loop Pedal
Bass Speaker (We will supply head)
Basic Drumset (minus cymbals/snare)
Tuned Upright/Grand piano
Instrument Mic Stands
Reached 71st in Best of Pop chart in 2013. In the top 100 for 5 weeks.
Reached 41st in Best of Pop chart in 2011. In the top 100 for 13 weeks.
Top 10 in Singer-Songwriter (male), August 2012
Top 10 in Singer-Songwriter (male), March 2012
Singer-Songwriter (male) Winner, September 2011
Top 10 in Modern Rock, July 2011
Top 10 in Modern Rock, August 2010
April 2010 Acoustic
March 2010 Train's "Save Me, San Francisco" Songwriting Challenge
March 2010 Get Your Song Produced by Mike Flynn of EPIC Records
February 2010 Modern Rock
November 2009 Acoustic
November 2008 Modern Rock
July 2008 Acoustic
June 2008 Contemporary/Soft Rock
May 2008 Pop
September 2009 Judging Excellence
November 2008 Judging Excellence
Top 40 in Singer-Songwriter (male), September 2012
Top 40 in Singer-Songwriter (male), January 2012
Top 40 in Singer-Songwriter (male), December 2011
Top 40 in Singer-Songwriter (male), October 2011
Top 40 in Singer-Songwriter (male), July 2011
Top 40 in Singer-Songwriter (male), June 2011
Top 40 in Modern Rock, May 2011
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