Singer-songwriter Tyler Rix, who has close ties with West Hatch High School, is to perform at the Mayor of London’s St George’s Day Celebrations in Trafalgar Square on Saturday (April 20).
The 20-year-old has worked closely with West Hatch pupils, performing on a number of occasions and presenting the prizes at the lower school awards ceremony.
Tyler was signed to West Ham Football Academy at the age of seven and later won the Schoolboys’ FA National Cup with Dame Alice Owen’s School. He also represented his district and county in the sport.
A gifted saxophonist, Tyler studied music on Saturdays at the Junior Guildhall School of Music from the age of ten and in 2009 released a number one selling classical saxophone album , ‘Ascent’, with Universal Classics and Jazz Records.
After performing 44 gigs through the Olympic Park and Hyde Park last summer, Tyler started writing his own songs and is now working with producers from record labels such as Sony BMG and Decca Records on his debut album as a singer songwriter.
He has recorded with the likes of Ed Sheeran’s producers.
Tyler will be performing a mix of covers and originals with his band at about 4pm
Tyler Rix performing at the BT London Live Festival in Hyde Park