The Tyler Ray Band was born out of a group called The Glass Jaw Poets in 2017 in Hollywood, California (Tyler Ray, Justin William, Ck Corral). Now, with Tyler Ray on guitar and vocals, Petter Ekedahl on lead guitar, and CK on drums. The band is ready to take over the country music scene. They often perform in CA, NM, CO, and TX. Bringing a new country rock flavor with a classic country approach, their live shows never disappoint and their studio work is destined for the radio.
Having been in the music world for well over 15 years, Tyler has had the pleasure of performing, writing, and recording all over the US in numerous bands as a vocalist, as a guitarist, and as both. He is a Singer/Songwriter, Session Guitarist/Vocalist, Music Producer, Video Producer, Entrepreneur, and lover of all things rooted in creativity. Growing up listening to everything from Classic Rock to Classic Country, his unique but tasteful sound comes from a killer blend of two worlds: Rock and Country. He began his studies at Musicians Institute (MI) in the Guitar Performance program in Hollywood, California, and eventually transferred into their Music Business Degree Program, which he will be graduating in May of 2019. Tyler Ray credits Musicians Institute for unlocking an unfathomable amount of opportunities and relationships. MI is where he met some of his closest friends, eventual bandmates, and industry contacts that would take him on the journey of a lifetime.
This Swedish native guitar monster never disappoints. He has dedicated his life to music in every way imaginable. Having studied his craft at prestigious institutions such as Musicology at The University of Gothenburg, Sweden, The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, London, UK (where he was the recipient of the "Best Overall" award), and Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California, USA (where he received the "Outstanding Student" award). Petter has had the joy and honor of studying under world-renowned guitarists such as Allen Hinds, Dan Gilbert, Adam Hawley, Jinshi Ozaki, Martin Goulding, and Michael Casswell, amongst many others. Petter never stops improving and continues to surpass the level of artistry he had only dreamed of attaining.
Born and raised in Downey, California, CK has always had a passion for anything that makes noise. From garage bands to High School Jazz Band, the click track just wouldn't quit. Before he knew it, he was playing as a session drummer for over 10 churches in less than 5 years (one at which, he became the Music Director). He began studying his passion on a professional level in Musicians Institute's Drum Performance program where he has had the pleasure of learning from world-renowned drummers such as Nick Roseta, David Niemeyer, and Albe Bonacci. His passion for hip hop landed him a full-time gig as a touring drummer for multiple Country bands...this makes every hit unique. The amount of soul behind every CK groove is both captivating and mezmorating. His dedication and love for drumming have landed him slots in top-notch studio sessions such as undisclosable artists at Record Plant, working alongside Grammy Award-winning artists, producers, and engineers, Every opportunity that has come his way was has been well deserved and he continues to grow every time he sits behind a kit.