Tyler James Cook, Contest Winner, Summer 2014 (photo credit: Stephanie Fagan)
Welcome to the website for Tyler James Cook, saxophonist and composer/arranger for acclaimed instrumental ensemble Brass to the Future and saxophonist, keyboardist, vocalist, and songwriter for The Lovecrafts. Tyler has been playing, writing, arranging, and even recording music for over a decade.
Hear what people are saying about Tyler and his music:
"...8-bit video game music that conjures some serious princess-rescuing nostalgia...."
~ Michael Spawn, Free Times
"[F]ar more than a 'decent local musician[,]' this guy has an impressively unique sound. Don't take my word for it - go see for yourself... guaranteed to be a real musical treat!!"
~ Eulalee B., Facebook comment
~ Elderly Woman after a performance at an open mic night
"Why do you wear a coat and tie when you play?"
~ Elderly Woman's husband
"I think [The Four Unicorns of the Apocalypse is] kind of a cute name for an album.... I can just kind of sort of picture in my mind... four deadly looking unicorns coming down to do battle on the Earth or, I don't know, some kind of sci-fi/fantasy nonsense like that."
"...like the Southern rock equivalent of 30 Rock at its best - totally campy and ostensibly funny, but actually [full] of truth, nostalgia and talent."
"[Tyler] managed to fit together just about every classic music cliché in the book, both musically and lyrically, into one song. AND it[']s relatable!"
~Mal Weatherly of Mal and the Malcontents
"...like Yes meets the Donkey Kong soundtrack. One word: Genius."
~Erin W., social worker, mother of two, music lover, on Electrock EP: The Four Unicorns of the Apocalypse
Parts of this site are still under construction. Some information may be missing or incomplete.
All images, text, and other content (c) 2011-2018 by Tyler James Cook.