TC Tye is a high energy entertainer who's tools include vocals, keyboards, ukulele, left hand keyboard bass and some drums and guitar both live and in the studio. He has been writing songs since the 8th grade when his first rock band performed Rush 2112 live in the school auditorium. No stranger to the stage, he has starred in musicals, the chorus and lettered as a top athlete though Jr. High while having the reputation as a class clown and one of the smart kids.
After a football injury brought his athletic career to a halt, he turned full time to music, joining the Varsity Singers all 3 years of high school and taking the top honors his senior year while his Barbershop Quartet won 1st place in State Choral Competitions.
After graduating High School, he ran the family sprinkler business and became known about his home town of Homestead, Florida as “Tim Tye the Sprinkler Guy” from a song he wrote about his life. He created original songs and played in cover bands from Hard Rock to Top 40, Blues to Heavy Metal, bluegrass and country then went on to study Music and Jazz Piano Performance and Motion Pictures as a double major at UM.
Around the year 2000, he created his one man show in the Florida Keys as “Tim Tye The Piano Guy” playing Tiki bars and waterfront gigs to tourists and locals who would sing and dance to classic Reggae and Island Style Calypso music with a mix of Classic Rock thrown in.
TC took a break from playing live in 06 to travel to Costa Rica and began a serious effort to create his own body of original music and some 200+ songs later his new release "Magazine" is ready for music licensing along with the other 5 songs available on this website's music page. These 6 songs were produced by Matt Rusin of SilverScreen Musician who also performed guitar tracks in addition to mixing and mastering.
In 2012 TC headed across the country to North Idaho where he performed solo gigs about town and dueling piano shows in neighboring Spokane, Washington.
TC headed south to attend the 2013 Taxi Music Festival in LA to learn about music for film and TV. Then he played keyboards with the great Fuzzy Rankins and The Bluesmen in the Gas Lamp District of San Diego and did solo gigs at blues clubs around town. Returning to Idaho, he joined up with the already popular Strictly Business Party Band for a summer of weddings, resort gigs and local concerts while also playing ukulele and grand piano music for retirement homes, Dueling Piano Shows and solo gigs.
It was in 2015 on the Big Island of Hawaii that TC was inspired to create “Magazine” and channeled Jim Morrison for the lyrics. He was invited to the final round of the Hawaii Song Writing Festival competition by performing his song "At A Crossroad" live onstage and met music supervisors and industry professionals from Nashville and LA.
Up next is the full release of "Magazine" worldwide along with the official music videos for You Tube while recording the next hit song and playing live From the Space Coast to the Florida Keys in winter and traveling west to California, Washington and Idaho in the summers.
Please contact TC for more information and booking. Please download and give feedback on “Magazine” and volunteer to be in or help with the new music video. Be sure to get on the mailing list and the love and support is greatly appreciated.