Tyler Shaw (born April 8, 1993) is a Canadian singer and the winner of "MuchMusic Coca-Cola Covers Contest 2012" organized by the specialized Canadian music cable channel MuchMusic.
Early life and education
Shaw was raised in Coquitlam, British Columbia and after finding a guitar under a staircase at the age of 13, he started practicing and eventually began writing his own songs, rather than just covers. At age 19, while a first year sociology student at University of Prince Edward Island, he was encouraged by his friend / roommate Kyle Dutton to make a cover and take part in the "CocaCola MuchMusic Covers Contest 2012" and was one of 13,000 who applied. His original audition video, was a cover of Hedley's "Invincible" put him in Top 15 of the contestant finalists. With cover of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" he proceeded to Top 10 and through his interpretation of Britney Spears' "I Wanna Go" to Top 3. The results were announced during the 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards on June 17.
His debut single "Kiss Goodnight", that Shaw co-wrote with Stephen Kozmeniuk and Todd Clark, and produced by Kozmeniuk and Zubin Thakkar. The single is a release of MuchFACT, a groundbreaking music video, electronic press kit and website production fund, managed by the Canadian MuchMusic and MuchMore stations. The distribution of the single is via Sony Music Entertainment Canada. He is also involved in We Day charity appearing in many of their shows and charity events. He is also going in a charity mission to Kenya. In October 2015, Shaw will open up for Kelly Clarkson on the Canada leg of her Piece by Piece Tour.