(Photo by Tyler Holmes)
TYLER HOLMES (They/Them) is a music producer, singer-songwriter, and performance artist who uses music as a therapeutic device. Holmes creates a manic digital-age take on soul singing by blending a variety of vocal genres including R&B, Folk,Goth and Gospel. Autobiographical and absurd, their writing is alluring and uncomfortable. Both brutal and beautiful, bringing the audience into a shared space of healing and catharsis. They perform with constantly changing electro-acoustic arrangement, always finding new ways to showcase an intimate horror.
This summer Holmes released 'Devil' on Ratskin Records, as well creating a music video for the single "Two Tylers' with Berkeley auteur Chani Bockwinkel. The video tackles themes of cults, domestic violence and control and how these themes interact with and effect queer black and brown people. 'Devil' also features 'Everything [Will Be Destroyed]' which was recorded as the theme for 'CAMP CHAOS' starring Matthew Camp for Men.com. This summer Holmes also released a drag gaymer music video with L.F.C., their post-VR girl-group with vainhein [Daddies Plastik] entitled 'How Did I Get Into This Bikini.'