~Big-Love-No-Money-Tour~ W/ Brent Tyler & Calvin Locke


Brent Tyler & Calvin Locke are two singer/songwriters from Calgary teaming up for a March long tour across western Canada performing soulful and heartfelt songs with an aggressive and engaging acoustic style influenced by the likes of Martin Sexton, John Mayer, Jack Johnson, Jeff Buckley, and Dave Matthews. Two dudes. Two guitars. 20+ shows in the month of March.

‘Big Love, No Money’ describes the larger than life hearts these two musicians have and is a reflection of their commitment to broadening their reach regardless of the monetary costs. It takes a level of discipline to continue the pursuit of musical dreams in a grey climate of global recession and a withering economy. A leap of faith is required. Imagining experiences that can never be replicated behind a computer in the comfort of your own home, Brent Tyler & Calvin Locke are heading out to shake some hands and kiss some babies. Make connections in new communities hoping to bridge the gap between their hearts desire and the music consumers of western Canada and beyond.

Songs stripped down from their studio production and performed in intimate venues where the lyrics and raw energy of their performance will surely connect with listeners. Introspective lyrics, ample guitar skills, and soulful voices will define this tour bringing these two creative forces together for a positive yin and yang of ‘Big Acoustic Love’.

Big Acoustic Love. This is the best description of Brent Tyler’s music and live performance. An aggressive acoustic style combined with lungs befit of his seven foot stature. Brent Tyler balances the soft subtlety of honest and introspective folk music with soulful and powerful pop hooks and melodies born of his childhood influences and contemporary crushes. After releasing his 2nd Album ‘In Rhythm’ in the summer of 2010, Brent Tyler has spent the last year adding highway kilometres and industry experience to his already accomplished resume. Highlights include opening slots for Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Watchmen, Julian Austin, & Joel Plaskett. Recently, Brent has been fortunate to share stages with other accomplished Canadian artists such as Wil, CR Avery, Ari Neufeld, & The Polyjesters.

Calvin Locke plays a soulful blend of acoustic and electric blues rock and pop. With a wide array of influences ranging from Jack Johnson to Bruce Springsteen to the Black Keys, his songs detail love in all of its forms. His unique guitar style makes the music both infectious and compelling and always delivers a soulful groove.

In the past year Calvin toured across Canada to promote his debut EP “Yukon to St. John’s”. The tour lasted for 100 days and 17,000km and saw Calvin travel from Calgary to Whitehorse to Vancouver Island and then all the way to St. John’s. Calvin delivered a unique show playing right out of his van in every city along the way. The tour was a unique way to have his music heard and also to raise money and awareness for The Will To Survive, an organization that supports the fight against Childhood Cancer. Calvin’s performance history includes opening for artists such as Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, Calm Asa Coma, Brent Tyler, Danny Vacon, and has also previously shared the stage with John Wort Hannam and David Wilcox.

The tour starts in Kelowna on March 1st and ends the last week of March with shows in Manitoba with dates still being added to the tour…

March 1st – Kelowna – Minstrel Cafe
March 2nd – Kamloops – Commodore Grand Cafe & Lounge
March 3rd – Langley – The Water Shed Arts Cafe w/ Luke Neilsen
March 4th – Vancouver – The Backstage Lounge w/ Laurell
March 5th – Vancouver – House Concert
March 6th – Penticton – The Elite
March 7th – Vernon – The Hub Arts Collective
March 8th – Invermere – TBA
March 9th – Carstairs – Cafe Radio (Brent Tyler Solo)
March 10th – Calgary – Nickelodeon Folk Club (Brent Tyler Solo)
March 11th – Edmonton – House Concert (message for details)
March 18th – Calgary – Local 510
March 20th – Edmonton – Wunderbar
March 21st – Lloydminster – The Root w/ Brandi Hofer
March 22nd – Saskatoon – Lydia’s
March 23rd – Regina Beach – Waterfront Bar (Dinner Set)
March 23rd – Regina – Creative City Centre
March 24th – Brandon – TBA
March 25th – Winnipeg – TBA
March 26th – Winnipeg – TBA…
March 27th – Swift Current – TBA

Brent Tyler?…Imagine Martin Sexton smoking cigarettes with Dave Matthews listening to Jeff Buckley. A Tall man with a Grande talent and a Venti heart.

Calvin Locke?…Melt some Bruce Springsteen, Jack Johnson, and a dash of Black Keys into a vinyl record and spin it for some scratchy soul.

For further information please contact:
Brent Tyler

Calvin Locke


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