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Tyler Stewart

Barenaked Ladies

Tyler has been a member of Barenaked Ladies for 25 years with the group earning two Grammy nominations and winning multiple Juno Awards including group of the year in 1993, 1999 and 2001. The band is known for their high energy, often humorous and engaging live-shows, and famous for selling 14 Million records world-wide. Recently, their theme song to the smash-hit CBS Comedy The Big Bang Theory has welcomed viewers to the show in living rooms across the globe. After receiving a degree in Radio and Television Arts from Ryerson Polytechnic in 1990, Tyler met the members of Barenaked Ladies during the Waterloo Buskers Carnival and went on to fill their desire for a kit drummer, bringing a background of Drum Corps and garage rock to the group's acoustic repertoire. Stewart has recently taken on more vocal work with "BNL", singing back-ups and leads from time to time. In addition to his ongoing work with BNL, Tyler has played and recorded with: Musician and painter Kurt Swinghammer, singer-songwriter Mike Evin, and The Black Aces, a blues-rock duo project with comedian Marc Hickox.

"I couldn't be happier starting my 25th year with my amazing bandmates and playing on brand new SONOR drums. The name SONOR is synonymous with quality and uniqueness and Barenaked Ladies have always strove for those goals in performance and on record. SONOR have welcomed me with open arms and hell, who doesn't love the warm embrace of incredibly beautiful German things? Seriously, SONOR have been making quality percussion instruments since 1875. Although I'm a bit miffed they didn't invite me to their original roster back then, I'm glad they got around to it 140 years later! It's my great pleasure to be playing SONOR drums with Barenaked Ladies in 2015 and beyond. Let's Rock!"