Garrett Tyler

Garrett Tyler

Judah & the Lion, for King & Country, Local Sound, Independent

Garrett Tyler is an established Artist, Drummer, Musical Director, Producer, Multi-Instrumentalist, and Educator. Garrett resides in Nashville, TN and has risen to the world stage with countless international performances and clinics throughout the United States, Central America, Asia, UK, and Europe. Like his soulful personality, Garretts musicality is equally the same. He has a fresh and creative approach to his artistry and production while being versatile to all styles of music.

‹Garrett received his Bachelor's degree in Instrumental Music Education from Arkansas State University and his Masters in Commercial Drumset Performance from Belmont University under the direction of Todd London and Chester Thompson (Genesis, Phil Collins, Frank Zappa, Weather Report, Eric Clapton). From 2012-2015 Garrett was a member of the World Renown Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corp in Concord, CA. Garretts addition to the group led to their 15th Gold Medal, DCI World Championship in 2012 and a Silver Medal in 2013. Recognized for his talent and love of teaching, Garrett traveled with the Blue Devils System Blue team all across the country and world giving master classes and clinics young musicians. His last tour with the Blue Devils was with the Blue Devils International Ensemble in 2015. This specific group is an internationally recognized performing ensemble that has performed at the Basel Tattoo in Switzerland and continues to tour around the world demonstrating the unique & powerful sound of the Blue Devils!

Since earning his Master's, Garrett has continued to develop his role as an Artist, Drummer, Musical Director, Producer, Multi-Instrumentalist, and Educator. This work includes touring, teaching, and session\production work that feature his versatile and energetic approach to music. Garrett currently has two of his own projects: Local Sound (Integrity Music) & Pink Laundry (Virgin Records). He also released his debut solo album, "NEW NORMAL", which displays his eclectic musical style and engages listeners of all backgrounds. Garrett's solo album explores experimental pop production, hypnotic drum beats, ethereal musical interludes, and organic R&B melodies, he creates a sound both fresh and familiar. In addition to his personal projects, Garrett is currently touring with Judah and the Lion, for King & Country, Jagwar Twin & Christy Nockels. Garrett's touring/recording history includes artists such as R.LUM.R, Casting Crowns, Fleurie, J. Human, Josh Wilson, Finding Favour and more. Garrett has also appeared on shows such as Late Night with Seth Meyers and has shared the stage, opening for artists such as The 1975, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Sam Hunt, Blake Shelton, and lovely the band, just to name a few. In his off time from the road Garrett works full time as a session drummer and producer. Alongside his performing and recording, Garrett is active teaching lessons for his private studio.

In the midst of the music, Garrett values the friendships and connections he makes above all. His love for God is the passion that drives his love for music and the people he encounters along the way.

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  • Most memorable Next-Level Performance

    One of my most memorable breakthrough moments in my career was actually during a Christmas tour and I was playing the Grand Ole Opry. The room was so joyful and energetic. My friends and family were in the audience and I just allowed myself to be purely in the moment. The band was locked and I was able to just respond and create musically because I wasn't trying to impress anyone; I was just collaborating and creating musical moments from pure joy and fun. It is crazy how free you can be when you get out of your head and just play in the moment!
  • What Drives Your Creativity?

    For me, the biggest thing that drives my creativity is people and human connection. I believe that individuality is most fully realized through collaboration and community. My hope is to create art that will help people to understand themselves and others more deeply.
  • Why do you choose Vic Firth?

    I remember the first time I switched to VF and had that "eye opening" experience that made me realize I was missing an important part of my sound. My sticks allow me to unlock the purest level of my playing. They are an extension of my body and give me a level of comfort behind the drums that I have never felt before!