Bio

A 4th generation musician, Erick has followed in his family’s footsteps. His grandparents met in Southern California during the 1960’s playing in a band together. At age 9, Erick immersed himself in mastering the guitar. After high school, he received an athletic scholarship to play college baseball in New Mexico.

After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, Erick moved to Fresno, CA, and started substitute teaching. He quickly realized that music was what he wanted to do and started performing at open mics around Central California. His first band, The Erick Tyler Experience, was playing 3-4 nights a week at wineries, bars, and coffee shops. As Erick’s music career began so would his battle with alcoholism.

“For many years of my life, I was a major alcoholic. I was alone & depressed all the time. It was the same vicious cycle, I would destroy everything around me and feel terrible about myself. I would try to get sober but couldn’t. It was the lowest point in my life and I knew I had to change.”

Erick Tyler got sober on October 19, 2018 and moved to San Diego, CA. He formed another band called Erick Tyler & The Vibe. The band embarked on a 2019 California Summer Tour and were preparing to perform at the 2020 San Diego County Fair. When Covid-19 unleashed its wrath, everything the band had created was destroyed. By the end of 2020, Erick left San Diego and moved to the mountains near Yosemite, CA.

“Moving away from San Diego to the solitude of the mountains was a turning point for me. I had been spiritually empty for so many years of my life. When I got sober, everything completely terrified me. I was so uncomfortable and didn't know who I was or how to interact with other people. I was so full of fear and still wasn't fully opening my heart to God. When I learned to humble myself and listen to God, everything started to change around me."

After moving, Erick immediately began perfecting his one-man show. Erick has been performing 4 to 5 shows a week throughout California and is set to release a new album with music videos on February 14th, 2023. His live show is a must-see! From covers of artists like Frank Sinatra, Van Halen, Peter Frampton, Micheal Jackson, and Jimi Hendrix to his upbeat and authentic original music, you'll be sure to stick around till the last note!