Tyler James

Musician + Singer + Songwriter
Born Mar 31, 1982

For the English musician of the same name, see Tyler James Tyler JamesBirth name Tyler James GeertsmaBorn Mt. Vernon, Washington, U.S. March 31, 1982 (1982-03-31) (age 29)Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:Died Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:Years active 1995 – present Tyler James is an American singer/songwriter based in Nashville, Tennessee. He is best known for his work as a solo recording artist and as keyboardist in Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.… Read More

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    Hometown Source - May 05, 2015
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    Huffington Post - Jul 11, 2013
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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Tyler James.


1982 Birth James was born Tyler James Geertsma just north of Seattle in Mount Vernon, Washington, in 1982. … Read More


2000 18 Years Old He spent his last year of high school in Holland, Michigan, before moving to Nashville in 2000 to study and pursue music. … Read More


2004 22 Years Old He used the school's recording studios to make demos and interned at record labels and artist management firms before graduating in 2004.
2005 23 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2005, Tyler teamed with producer Jason Lehning (Guster, David Mead) and released his first EP aptly entitled "An EP". … Read More
2006 24 Years Old In March 2006, Tyler was recognized by Paste as "Artist of the Week". … Read More
In 2007, Tyler and Leigh Nash sang a duet for the Bridge to Terabithia soundtrack; the song was entitled "A Place for Us".
2008 26 Years Old In 2008, breaking from his usual style of music, Tyler collaborated with Los Angeles-based DJ Morgan Page on the song "Call My Name". … Read More
2010 28 Years Old 1 More Event
On March 2, 2010, Tyler released his first full-length album, It Took the Fire, on his own Son of Geert Records. … Read More
2011 29 Years Old In November 2011, Tyler went into the studio with Jessica Maros, a fashion designer from Tennessee. … Read More
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