Tyler ANDREW Duncan
is a multi-instrumentalist producer/composer who works out of his own studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
In 1999 and 2000, Tyler won the All-Ireland Championship (the World Championships of Irish Music) on the uilleann pipes – and became the first American to win the All-Ireland on that instrument. In 2001, he won the All-Ireland on the bodhran – also the first American to win on this instrument. At age 15, he was featured on the EMMY award-winning Kitty Donohoe Album "This Road Tonight." At 17, Tyler worked with an instrument maker to design a new chromatic Low Whistle, with which he became the first Low Whistle player ever to be accepted into a jazz studies major - at the University of Michigan. That same year he recorded an album with his progressive Irish cross-over band, Millish, which went on to win two International Acoustic Music Awards. At age 19, he recorded with the Kruziki Trans-Atlantica Quintet, on a recording that earned a Downbeat Music Award. At 20, he composed a modern big band adaptation of the traditional Irish song, “The May Morning Dew," which was selected to be performed live on NPR's nationally-syndicated, "Jazz Set." During his last two years of college, he started the electronic dance-rock band My Dear Disco, later called called Ella Riot. Upon graduation in 2008, they began touring full-time, and for the next 6 years they became a national touring act, playing many major festivals including Lollapalooza, television, and were featured artists in Seventeen, Fox Network's "Fearless Music;" and Pepsi's “Refresh” campaigns.
After ending Ella Riot and getting off the road, he started his own wide-ranging production career, making records with Vulfpeck, Darren Criss, Michelle Chamuel, Lake Theo Katzman, Lake Street Dive, s/he, the olllam, Jason French, Antwaun Stanley, May Erlewine, Jeremy Kittel, NOTIFY, Event Horizon, Arjun Singh, Seth Bernard, and many others.