Hometown: Chesapeake, VA
Management: Brian Layne
Sounds Like: Shawn Mendes, John Legend, Bruno Mars, Nick Jonas
Raised in Portsmouth, VA, vocally gifted 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 is a full time college student, employed by I Heart Radio NOW 105.3 FM as an air personality from 7-12 pm Monday thru Friday & 4-7pm on Saturdays. He devotes his time to various charities. Guitars for Vets, VA, which provides guitars and music lessons for returning war veterans afflicted with PTSD is a charity that Tyler supports along with Blankets for the Homeless. 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.
Recent highlights for the talented pop singing sensation were the release of his newest singles, "Nothing Works Anymore" "She's That Girl" and "Under My Spell". Tyler has been busy performing as a featured artist on multiple tours, and had the opportunity to stay at the Sour Patch crash pad in Brooklyn for Indie Artists. He toured with Aaron Carter on his Wonderful World Tour and opened for MKTO, Pentatonix, The Vamps &, Flo-Rida at iHeart Radio's 105.3 FM Not So Silent NIght.. Tyler is back in the studio turning out more hits for 2016. Other notable achievements include being a winner of the Digi UR Next contest, beating out hundreds to perform at at Digi Fest NYC and having the top late night show #Tyler's Trending in Hampton Roads. Due to the success of Tyler's Trending, it is being duplicated and tested in other markets. Be sure to check out Tyler's website http://www.tylerlayneonline.com for up to date info and listen in nightly to Tyler's Trending on Now 105.3 Fm or the I Heart Radio App.
"Tyler Layne... joined Now 105 this Spring and currently hosts the 10 pm to midnight slot called "Tyler's Trending". The 19 year old is youngest radio personality at the station, one of 7 radio hosts."
All Access - All Access
"Be sure to check out iHeart Media Radio personality and burgeoning independent pop singer songwriter, Tyler Layne."
Rashad Ollison - The Virginian-Pilot
"The 19 year old Virginia native , who just dropped his new funk -focused single Under My Spell via Noise Trade this week, also recently landed an on-air personality gig with I Heart Media's Now106.3 FM, in the Norfolk market. While balancing his music and the new workload, he admits he hasn't been overwhelmed yet. "it's been really great. It's up my alley. I've been performing my whole life, and I've always been a great lover of music, he shares to Pop Dust in an exclusive interview."
Jason Scott - Pop Dust
“I'm excited to bring something totally different to nights in Hampton Roads I Heart Media /Norfolk SVP programming Matthew Derrick said. Corey and Tyler represent the next generation of fresh, socially driven talent that will help bring a new level of engagement.”
I Heart Media - All Access Music Group
"Tyler Layne, a phenomenally popular young pop singer who is soaring to the top of social media universe, released his new highly anticipated single. The catchy Girl driven anthem, "She's That Girl" is available digitally on iTunes and more."
SMG - Press Party
"Overall, it is a song that is a perfect end-of-summer-start-of-fall jam that people of all ages to listen to. If you're five or forty-five, this new hit is definitely a contender for your favorite song".
Victoria Smith - Verity Magazine
"Boom Boom" Tyler Layne Explodes with new music video on VEVO
MVA Group - MVA Public Relations Group
"The weekend is almost here and if you're looking to get the party started, you'll want to turn to new artist, Tyler Layne".
Fanlala - Fanlala
“Some fans suggested we check out Tyler Layne's music and we felt he was a great fit for our magazine!”
Tracey Ecklund - Pop Blitz Magazine
“We are excited to have Tyler Layne on our show this weekend!”
Austin Prime - The Weekend Show with Austin Prime
“24 hours of NO Bull! National youth-led organization invites teens to participate in live broadcast to send digital responsibility message.”
PR Buzz.com - PR Buzz
"Besides being incredibly talented, each OMG Music Fest Artists presents a positive image from how they live their lives to the message they deliver through their music. We think the OMG Music Fest will show the world the amazing network of teen stars who are already entertaining millions of teen/tweens.
Judy McDonough - McDonough Media
“Music used to heal wounded warriors. Local musicians came out Sunday afternoon with a goal of helping injured veterans heal in Portsmouth by taking part in fundraiser for non profit Guitars for Vets.”
Katie Collett - WAVY TV 10
“Thursday is the big day for Tyler Layne. It's the first leg of a tour by young singers, songwriters and musicians who will perform while conveying an antibullying message.”
Linda Lamm English - The Virginia-Pilot Your Corner
“This 16 year old is not only changing the world through his amazing voice but he is also changing the world and taking the lead in inspiring teens everywhere to join fight against bullying.”
Rizzarr Reporters - Rizzarr
“This 16 year old is not only changing the world through his amazing voice, but he is also changing the world and taking the lead in inspiring teens everywhere to join the fight against bullying.”
Rizzar Reporters - Rizzarr
“Choices Now Teen Talk Radio”
Nicole O'Dell Toginet
“The Hampton Roads Show”
WAVY TV 10 NBC
“So I want to say that it's important for us to support our friends from military families in any way we can-go out of our way as communities to be friends with them, offer them help when we can and find a way to bond with them for lasting friendships, like playing guitar and supporting the work of their families!" quote from interview with Tyler”
Hayley K - Hanging Off The Wire
“Singer and Actor Tyler Layne talks to Gimme Mo about raising awareness for military children with deployed parents.”
Dangerous Lee - Tune Tuesdays
““Tyler’s vocal timing is impeccable for such a young artist” says Bob Ebeling who’s worked with artists such as Kid Rock, Eminem and Radio Head. When talking about Layne, long-term industry vocal coach Diane Sheets states, “Tyler definitely has a cool R&B thing going on with his voice.” Look for more info in his upcoming press release here, carriehillpr.com or FB Tyler Layne.”
Carrie Hill - Carrie Hill Public Relations
“Tyler Releases New Single, "Where I Wanna Be”
Carrie Hill - Press Release Carrie Hill PR
“Currently residing in Chesapeake, VA, with his family, Tyler Layne attends Governors school in Norfolk where he focuses on performing arts. With 6 years in the industry, and a duet tour with self titled group Brooke & Tyler, Layne has sung with teen pop scene favorites from Disney, and is generating big buzz on the industry inside track. Already heard by hundreds at local events, Layne is welcomed by eager audiences all over Hampton Roads who continue to buy his singles and sing his songs long after they’ve left his show.
For media information please contact publicist Carrie Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org or 757.621.9319.
Carrie Hill - Carrie Hill PR
"Third graders were in for a special performance by Tyler who sang his newly written song "Over the World"
and signed CD's and cards for students."
Leila Roche - Suffolk Herald
"With increasing acting credits,and working with some of the most prestigious songwriters and producers in the business, Tyler is a star on the rise.
Rod Johnson - Rivenmasters Place