With a wide variety of genres infused in this musician’s taste, Motown and Country have played a dominant role his life and music. Tyler Cooper or Ty, grew up in Pitchin, OH (just outside of Springfield) and traveled the country with his family for his brother’s basketball tournaments when he was a child. While traveling, he was listening to the likes of The Temptations, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Otis Redding, Chris Stapleton, George Jones, and Sam Cook.
“I definitely had access to a lot of different music growing up and I just absorbed it,” said Cooper.
When he was 17-years-old and with a shoulder injury, Cooper picked up the guitar. Six years later, Cooper continues to write music and perform in front of audiences, especially in Ohio and Tennessee-where he currently lives. He recently came out with his first recording, a demo-like CD with modern-day country twist. Tracks include “Through My Eyes,” “Red Tail,” “On the Move.”
As of now, Cooper is putting the finishing touches to his EP. The first single from EP is called, “Thanks to You,” which will be out March 22. The EP will be a mix of sounds such as Motown, country, and rock. It will be released April 1 and songs from the EP will be performed at his show at Stanley’s Pub.
“I’ve never played at Stanley’s Pub, but I am hoping for a diverse crowd,” said Cooper. “Old and young that just love music and can listen and vibe to it and just enjoy it.”
Although he has never performed at Stanley’s Pub, he has performed at places like the Downtowne Listening Room and several other venues throughout the Cincinnati area. Cooper will be playing some originals and some covers. So be expecting to hear originals such as “Thanks to You” and “Through My Eyes.” He will also be singing covers such as, “Knock on Wood” by Pink Floyd and “Hard to Handle” by Otis Redding.