Tyler Colt is a young Rock Pop singer/songwriter with a musical background in guitar, bass, and drums. This multi-faceted experience, all before finishing high school, brings a unique view to his music. While he has acted in movies, TV, commercials, and music videos, his passion is music.
Tyler was five when he began taking guitar lessons from various teachers, until he began teaching himself. Once he met Monty Pittman, guitarist for Madonna and Ministry. Pittman reignited Tyler’s passion for guitar through The School of Rock South Bay.
While he enjoys all genres of music, Tyler’s passion is rock. His influences include Slash, Jimi Hendrix, and Dave Grohl. “[Grohl] seems to be a really positive guy. He’s been through so much watching his friend and band mate Kurt Cobain pass away and still he’s got a great outlook on life. [These] life experiences [have shaped] some fantastic songs [with] the Foo Fighters. I hope to meet him one day… He’s proven you can do anything you put your mind to.”
Tyler has had the opportunity to play numerous venues with his band, including the Famous Hollywood Whisky-a-GoGo, Lucky Strike, St. Rocke, Progressive Motorcycle Show, The Long Beach Convention Center etc. He’s also had the privilege of sharing the stage with some Iconic Rock Legends as Paul Stanley of Kiss, Don Felder from Eagles, Vinny Appice of Black Sabbath, Robbie Crane of Black Star Riders, Steve Adler, Rudy Sarzo and Monte Pittman.
Growing up, he learned that he could express himself through music, and has learned that confidence is important. “My guitar lets me be free. It allows me to express myself through music. I used to be a little shy, but realized that being shy sucks. Being shy doesn’t let you experience things in life. … If you have confidence in life you can do anything. People should like you for you, if they don’t then move on, forget about it. You’re unique; you’re you, you should be proud to be you. Don’t try to be someone else, they’re already taken. Being you is empowering and awesome.”
Even though Tyler realizes that there are parts of life he has yet to experience, he has experiences that many his age can relate to. “I write my songs about what I’ve experienced so far in life. … My song “Back to the Start” [is] about a time in my life when I was heartbroken, like most young teens go through. But this song is to get you to realize that you can go back to the start, in a good way, a fresh start. I hope everyone likes it and sees that while it might not be easy, you can have a fresh start tomorrow.”
“I want to continue to write and also write some anthems. Like I said, sitting out and not being a part of things is boring. I want to get people moving and having fun. Life is supposed to be lived, why not start today. Every day is a new opportunity to get a fresh start.”