Ty West is an acoustic guitar playin’ singer / songwriter, weaving together many musical styles to create his own unique sound. His rhythmic grooves and inventive lyrical style unite to generate a fresh, full sound. Ty blends elements from folk, jazz, funk, rock, and eastern music in his intriguing, driving one-man show. Originally from Ontario, Ty is now a resident of beautiful British Columbia. The last few years have seen Ty performing in numerous live music venues, pubs, coffee shops, and festivals across the country, and his fan base continues its rapid expansion.
Ty is currently working on the follow-up to his debut album, Organic. Organic, released in 2005, is a stripped down, song-oriented album. The new project will feature Ty’s multi-instrumental talents on vocals, guitar, bass, percussion, keyboards, and sitar, and is expected in the Fall of 2010.
Ty is an independent artist in every sense of the word. Having spent time working for a major indie label and management company, he has found a way to do it all himself. He handles all of his distribution, artwork, marketing, recording, and bookings. When you are supporting him, you are truly supporting him!
Ty West allows taping and trading of his live performances. This has led to a growing online fan base in markets that Ty has never even played. From Canada to Chile, France to China, he is impressing listeners around the globe. His deep reservoir of original songs is spiced with judiciously-chosen cover material. If you are looking for a high-energy performer with true songwriting skills, look no further than Ty West.
Ty also plays electric guitar in Brian Rosen & The WhatNow, a rock reggae funk band that tours extensively in BC and Alberta.