This article was published on September 6th, 2011
Tyrell Witherspoon has been performing all his life, in fact he can’t remember a time when he wasn’t performing. He comes from a family of performers, his father was a musician and performer while mother was a renowned piano teacher.
Developing and sharing his craft, first in Brandon then Winnipeg, and currently in Vancouver, Tyrell has a driven work ethic in pursuit of his entertainment dreams. His drive has resulted with work in theatre, choreography, onboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships, and appearances on CBC’s Triple Sensation and CTV’s So You Think You Can Dance Canada.
Tyrell has worked hard to make a name for himself, attending auditions and continuing to grow his skills and reputation. His hard work paid off when he landed a recurring dance roll on the CW show, Hellcats.
Since appearing on Hellcats, Tyrell has made more contacts and expanded his dance resume, appearing on stage and in music videos for artists including Elise Estrada and These Kids Wear Crowns.
Not just a singer and dancer, Tyrell is also a music writer. He presented his music to a number of players in the music industry who gave him advice and encouragement to move from “Tyrell the Dancer” to “Tyrell the Artist”.
In March 2011 Tyrell released his debut single “Letting Go” on iTunes, and a second single followed in July. An EP, titled Dance With Me has just been released today with five original songs including one co-written with partner Patrick Levesque. The album available for download as of today on iTunes.
With varying styles and genres the EP tells the story of his life over the last five years, personal experiences like moving and feelings that have made him the man he is today.
Throughout this summer Tyrell has been in studio working to complete the EP, rehearsing, and performing at numerous Pride festivals across Canada.
You can download copies of his singles “Letting Go” and “In Love”, and his new album Dance with Me (just released today!) from iTunes. To find more on when he’ll be performing near you, follow him on Twitter or visit his website.
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