He may look like your average tatted up boy-next-door, but Manitoba’s Tyler Del Pino has always found it a little difficult to fit in. Perhaps it was growing up as the son of a police officer while grappling with his own convictions for the need of systematic change. or his tendency to overanalyze his surroundings and challenge deep-rooted norms. Perhaps it's the polarizing effects of obtaining a music degree, then working as a middle school teacher to pay for the obsession of perfecting his craft - whatever the reason, there’s something that separates him from his counterparts while earning the recognition of those he’d least expect.
The Great Unknown marked Tyler Del Pino’s solo debut in 2018, jam-packed with unforgettable hooks and upbeat bangers. Earning an abundance of opportunities such as appearances at NXNE in Toronto, Americanafest in Nashville, two cross-Canada tours, and halftime show performance for over 33,000 people at Winnipeg’s Banjo Bowl, Tyler Del Pino has enjoyed an unrivalled beginning and found a long-term home in North America’s music scene.
Written and produced by Tyler Del Pino, his sophomore EP, In The End, celebrates the invention of “Canadiana” and acknowledges his unsettled understanding of the world. Complimented by the wizardry of multi-Grammy award winning mixing engineer, F. Reid Shippen, his songs will resonate with the wanderers searching for purpose and an escape from their ordinary life. TDP’s confidently pure vocals aren’t his only noteworthy performance on the record - the brass sections, banjo, piano, and guitar are all an exhibit of his striking musicality and dedication to his art.
Tyler Del Pino, has a pure passion for songwriting and an honest sound infused with starry-eyed themes. a hybrid of alt-country, Americana, and East Coast folk-rock while staying true to the roots of timeless tunes. File him beside Sheryl Crow for his genre-bending production, Edward Sharpe for his anthemic sing-alongs, and Strumbellas for thoughtful themes and rosy melodies bred in Canada.
Keep your eyes and ears peeled for this charming, Canadian troubadour.