TUESDAY TUNES: Tyrone Wells

His soft melodies move and motivate the soul. His acoustic strums and sweetened lyrics come together for a musical treat. Music talents came easy and early for Tyrone. As early as 2nd grade Tyrone was tuning into music stations to sooth the soul. Coming from a musical background; mom on the piano, dad on the accordion, and sisters in a singing group, you could say it was in his blood. By the time high school was coming to an end Tyrone decided to drop the working act and pick up music full time.

In 2000 Wells launched his solo career, playing acoustic shows in California. In 2006 Wells signed a recording contract with Universal Records. They re-released his independent album Hold On on the internet in 2006, and released it in stores later in 2007. Wells released another solo album Remain in 2009. The first single from Remain, “More,” reached #13 on the Triple A radio charts. The second single “Sink or Swim” was used in promos for the season 6 premiere of Grey’s Anatomy.

In 2010 Wells’s EP Metal and Wood was released to the public. Along with touring, Wells participated in a benefit concert in Santa Barbara, California for Haiti survivors. In September 2010, Wells’s song “Time Of Our Lives” was used in the series finale promo for American daytime soap opera, As the World Turns, as well as The Vampire Diaries episode, Memory Lane.

On October 16, 2010, Wells was the featured musician at his alma mater, Hope International University’s, Spirit of Hope Celebrity Concert & Awards Gala in the Grand Ballroom at the Disneyland Hotel. Wells is a regular performer in San Marcos High School (Santa Barbara, California)’s benefit event for Unity Shoppe of Santa Barbara, Kids Helping Kids. He was the featured performer in the 2008 Kids Helping Kids event and opened for Mat Kearney in the 2011 Kids Helping Kids event. Both events took place in the Granada Theater in Santa Barbara, California.

Tyrone’s career hasn’t quite hit the mainstream yet, but to be honest, I’m a fan of that. It makes it an even more special treat for those of us to hear him and get to share him with others. To check out more on Tyrone Wells visit his site: http://tyronewells.com/home/ or follow him on twitter: @tyronewells. Also, keep an eye out for his new album, Where We Meet, which hits the charts March 6th.

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