Tyrone Wells - The Lift Me Up Tour
Dan Rodriguez, RIVVRS
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
This event is all ages
Tyrone Wells still sort of chuckles to himself when he thinks about the fact that making music is his “job." He has been at this “job" for well over a decade, and is just now beginning to shake off the discomfort and stress of the days when he had a real job (TJ Maxx - lead of the ladies department in Spokane, WA). As far as jobs go, Tyrone feels like he has won the lottery (in regards to his present “job”). He loves to create music. He loves to perform. He is a husband, and a father of 3 daughters. He has four sisters, so he feels right at home being completely outnumbered by the ladies in his present household (and also when he was the lead of the ladies dept at TJ Maxx). He believes that Jesus is for real. He’s writing this bio. He’s referring to himself in the third person. He knows that this bio has a ring of sarcasm, but he is dead serious. He feels extremely grateful. He jokes around, but he has worked very hard at making music his “job." He has spent countless hours writing, recording, playing live, and traveling to play live again. He has spent time away from his beloved family to make this thing a reality. He has never really experienced much radio success, so his fans have been gained the old fashioned way, by pouring his heart out on a stage, and by word of mouth. He feels certain that he will make music until his dying day, as it is not only gratifying for him to create, but also therapeutic and necessary. He can’t believe you’re still reading this… if you are still reading this, he wants to thank you for taking the time to do so, and for supporting what he does. He knows it would be impossible without you.
A couple stat lines that my managers think might impress you:
-Over 60 Million Spotify Streams
-55,000+ Albums sold Independently
-400,000+ Singles sold Independently
-Over 75 placements in film/tv including “American Idol,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Odd Life of Timothy Green,” “Something Borrowed,” “Vampire Diaries,” “One Tree Hill,” “Private Practice,” and more.
-Roll With It: #6 Billboard Heatseekers Albums Debut
-Where We Meet: #1 iTunes Singer Songwriter album and Top Ten iTunes overall
-This Love: #2 iTunes Singer Songwriter album
-Metal & Wood: #1 iTunes Singer Songwriter album
-Released two major label albums with Universal Republic Records
Hi, I’m Dan. I’m a whiskey & beer drinking, fishing & hunting loving, motorcycle riding, quality food eating, hippie sympathizing, people loving, husband & father who lives in Minneapolis and shares a life with my amazing wife and adorable son. I grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, MI, and moved to Minneapolis when I was 18 to study music, and I stayed because I’m one of those crazy people that enjoys the snow and cold weather.
Music is my trade & performing it for people is my passion. When I’m not in my studio writing songs and cutting records, or on the road playing shows, I’m usually tending to our backyard chickens, eating fresh veggies from my wife’s huge garden, or out doing one of my many outdoor hobbies.
Now here are a few things about my music career that I should probably share in a mu- sic bio:
• In September 2014 Budweiser released their "Friends Are Waiting" commercial campaign featuring me singing my song When You Come Home.
• In February, 2018, I released my newest album 25 Years and is the most prolific and widely distributed album to date, featuring songs that have been placed in major ads as well as widely played Spotify playlists.
• In October, 2018, Miller Lite featured my newest single “So Good” in one of their commercials that played for months during NFL games on ESPN & more.
• In March, 2019, my song “You Feel Like Home” was featured in Explore Minnesota Tourism’s newest ad campaign.
• Over the years I’ve had the honor of sharing the stage with some really cool artists & bands including The Civil Wars, Andy Grammer, Eric Hutchinson, Matt Nathanson, NeedtoBreathe, Augustana, Tyrone Wells, Haley Reinhart, John McLaughlin, Will Hoge, Drew Holcomb, Sister Hazel, and more.
Through compelling songs and charismatic performances, singer-songwriter RIVVRS radiates an endearing and optimistic vision. His music connects the authenticity of Americana with the accessibility of pop, framed by the artist’s empathic voice and eminently approachable songcraft.
The prolific songwriter currently living in Los Angeles, RIVVRS — née Brandon Zahursky – has secured over 40 song placements across some of the most-watched television shows on network, cable and streaming services; including The Fosters (Freeform), SUITS (USA), Riverdale (CW), S.W.A.T. (CBS), Deception (ABC), Lucifer (FOX), NFL (FOX), Bates Motel (A&E), When We First Met (Netflix), a season-long sync on Monday Night Football (ESPN) and more. On television and video streaming services alone, over 250 million people have heard the music of RIVVRS while he has earned an additional 13 million streams and 200,000 monthly listeners on Spotify.
RIVVRS is currently prepping the release of his upcoming full-length album, Cosmic Dream, due for release on July 20, 2018. The album was co-produced by RIVVRS and the acclaimed artist Joshua James and features songs co-written with Drew Pearson (Philip Phillips) Boots Ottestad (Tim McGraw, Paramore, Mikky Ekko) and Andrew Petroff (Sheryl Crow). In support of the release of Cosmic Dream, RIVVRS and his band will launch a national tour starting this summer with dates lined up in cities across the country at famed music venues including New York City (Mercury Lounge), Los Angeles (Troubadour), Boston (Middle East), Chicago (Beat Kitchen) and more.
Buoyed by an animated onstage charm, he commands audiences with just his voice and an acoustic guitar, but he believes that his songs shine with a full band. “I love playing music with other people. To me, that’s where the connection and chemistry come in, and where the songs open up.”
Raised on classic rock courtesy of his father, his early years were spent moving with his blended family across California, Washington and Oregon, then back to the Bay. It was a nontraditional upbringing. He remembers at one point staying in a halfway house with his parents, a shelter where addicts could get clean. As he expands his audience through touring and connecting with his fans, RIVVRS moves into a new phase in his creative future. “I spent the accumulation of my young adult years catching up and realizing that I could be the person I
want to be,” he says. And he believes that interpretation is the power behind his music. “I hope people listen to the songs that I have and can somehow hear what is happening in their own lives. Everyone wants to feel a connection.”
Adv Tix $22.00/ DOS Tix $25.00