FORMER CW HELLCATS DANCER AND OPENLY GAY ARTIST TYRELL WITHERSPOON RELEASES DEBUT EP, “DANCE WITH ME”
Having shared the stage with artists such as Destineak, Wynter Gordon and the legendary Martha Wash, Tyrell Witherspoon is showing no signs of stopping anytime soon. This former CW “Hellcats” dancer released his first single ‘Letting Go’ in March of 2011. Shortly after, Tyrell rocketed into the Vancouver music scene. His music video for the track garnered him performances opening for the legendary… Martha Wash and gained him a coveted spot singing at the opening ceremonies for the 2011 North American Outgames. This summer during Vancouver’s gay pride, Tyrell opened for dance floor diva Wynter Gordon.
“I am a dancer as well as a singer, so I want to make sure that I can make music that my friends and new listeners can dance to. I want to tell a story in my lyrics that you can relate to. Whether it’s love, a break-up, a hook-up or remembering what it was like to be young and get your first car, I hopefully have a song for you.”
Tyrell’s first solo EP titled “DANCE WITH ME” was released on iTunes, Amazon.com and Spotify on September 6th to critical acclaim. What makes this EP so special is that Tyrell not only wrote the lyrics to all the songs but self-produced and engineered the tracks as well on his own laptop. This proved to be quite the learning curve for Tyrell.
“I’ve always loved making music and plunking around on the piano or my guitar but that’s really as far as it had gone up until this point. Learning how to build a track from scratch took some time but it was a great learning experience. I love self-teaching myself how to do things and this was no exception.”
Later this month, Tyrell will begin rehearsal with the Vancouver Opera Company for their upcoming production of “West Side Story” where Tyrell will play the role of Baby John. After all of the work it took to record and create his new EP, he’s looking forward to getting back on stage.
“West Side Story has always been a dream show for me to do, so I am really fortunate to be a part of this production and share the stage with some really amazing and talented singers and dancers. I cannot wait to get started.”
Following the show which premieres on October 22nd at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, Tyrell will embark on a tour of Vancouver’s lower mainland and island to promote the EP and get his name out there. In 2012, Tyrell hopes to continue touring as well as begin writing a full length album. Who knows what the future holds for Tyrell but currently, it’s looking bright.
Tyrell will perform his upcoming single “SHOW & TELL” at the official DANCE WITH ME release party on Friday, September 9th at OASIS ULTRA LOUNGE in Vancouver, BC in conjunction with GAY FRIDAYS.
Listen To Tyrell’s debut EP.
Watch Tyler’s Music Videos
Tyrell Witherspoon – “Letting Go”
Tyrell Witherspoon In Love
Visit TYRELL WITHERSPOON WEBSITE for more info.