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Raised in Portsmouth, VA, vocally gifted teen heartthrob, Tyler Layne, got his start in the entertainment business at the tender age of four when he joined his church's choir. By the time he was 8 years old he was cast in lead roles such as Chip in "Beauty and the Beast" and the title role in "The Littlest Angel" by the Virginia Repertory Theater Company.
From this early success, it did not take long for Tyler to land an agent and begin acting behind the camera. After hearing about an audition for a Radio Disney Pop Group audition on the radio, Tyler decided he wanted to try out for the group along with hundreds of talented hopefuls from the Hampton Roads area. At 10 years old, Tyler was one of 7 kids selected to the highly touted group RD7. As a member of the group he had the opportunity to open for such Disney standouts as Raven Symone, The Cheetah Girls, The Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus and America's Original Idol, Kelly Clarkson.
In addition to being a talented vocalist, Tyler has also spent years honing his skills as a composer and a musician, while he is accomplished at both the guitar and piano. he is also a skilled lyricist, with one of his proudest professional achievements being the writing and performing of the song "Where I Wanna Be" with the globally known Pop Rock Group, Everlife.
Tyler's refreshing style and sound was influenced by a wide range of artists, from the endearing charm and showmanship of Justin Timberlake, to the strong morals of Nick Jonas. From songs that touch on the aspects of a teen's life to melodic easy feeling vibes that families can sing together, Tyler seems to strike a cord that builds emotion in all of us.
Spring of 2013, Tyler began working in studio with the production/writing team of GoodWill &MGI to bring a classic pop tune to life with the title track, "Boom Boom". The team is responsible for 16 major label placements just in 2013 alone, with credits on Justin Bieber, 50 Cent, Sean Kingston, Akon, Inna, Radical Something, Super Junior, and EXO recently holding the #1 spot on the world pop charts with the smash single, "Heart Attack", by Asian pop group EXO.
In addition to his busy music career, Tyler devotes his time to the charity, Guitars for Vets, VA, which provides guitars and music lessons for returning war veterans afflicted with PTSD. It is one of his proudest achievements, knowing that it helps bring comfort while sharing his love for music with some of America's bravest Heroes.
With the pending release of his newest singles, "Nothing Works Anymore" and"She's That Girl" and current multi-city touring schedule, including being a featured artists on multiple tours, Artist in Music Award Best Teen Pop Artist nominee, becoming a Peace Tea, Dream Flayht Clothing and Giannini sponsored artist, 2014 is promising to be a big year for the talented teen sensation. Tyler will be closing out 2014 touring with Aaron Carter on his Wonderful World Tour and opening for MKTO at iHeart Radio's 105.3 FM Not So Silent NIght.. Check out website http://www.tylerlayneonline.com for up to date info!!