Welcome to Northern Bliss Music the home
of Canadian Singer/Songwriter Tyler Ellis.
Thanks for stopping by! Please feel free to peruse the music, the photo albums and read “the nice things people have said”. You can listen to all the albums in their entirety here on the site by clicking on the album titles in the menu bar (Straid Hill, Horseshoes and Handgrenades, Tyler Ellis Live, Northern Bliss). If you are already “in the know” and are looking to purchase songs or albums please click on “buy some music” in the menu bar – this will take you directly to Tyler’s CDBABY page where you can sample and purchase MP3s and CDs. If you prefer to shop on ITUNES then just click on the link at the top of the page. If you have a reaction to what you find here and/or want to be kept abreast of what Tyler’s up to, please take the time to go to the contact page and leave a note, because there’s nothing like a kind word to brighten a day. Bliss.
About Tyler Ellis
How someone who writes the most wonderfully understated, insightful, wry, disarming, and uniquely Canadian songs has been able to keep such a relatively low profile for so many years is perhaps more of a testament to his own Canadianness then the stories he tells. Ellis has shared a bill with the likes of Willie P. Bennett, Ron Hynes, James Keelaghan, Julian Taylor, Steven Page, and Mr. Dressup; has had a video on Much Music; has fielded calls with John Oakley on 640 Talk Radio; has performed live on Global and City TV; has received local and national radio exposure; has received national critical acclaim; and yet, happily spends most of his time writing, recording, performing locally, coaching (hockey, of course), teaching (music, of course) and spending time with his family. With the release of his new full band record, Northern Bliss, the remix of 1994’s Straid Hill, and the launch of a new website it seems like this time the secret might just get out. From the exquisitely captured wilderness experience of the Northern Bliss title track to the warts and all love story of “Sweet Heart” to the “TTC song” to the ‘it ain’t true love ‘till you write it on a rock’ chorus of “On a Rock” – track after track after track after track making you shake your head and wonder how it is possible that someone who has his finger so firmly on the pulse of this nation has lingered so long in relative obscurity. The jig is up, spread the word,
Canada needs her songs, and nobody sings Canada like Tyler Ellis!
Tyler & The Eddy Line Band at the taste of Danforth
“Sometimes tragic, sometimes magic, if the walls had ears here’s the story they’d probably tell”| “Cabbagetown”, Horseshoes and Handgenades.
A collection of nice things people have said.
"John Prine meets a well-primed Sir John A. Macdonald... with Crazy Horse playing backup."
- Mitch Potter, Toronto Star
TORONTO SINGER'S FIRST DISC POURS OUT WRY WITH A TWIST. Ellis, ... has put together an outstanding debut record that measures up with humor, humanity and a wonderfully heartworn, poetic muse about life in the Great White North."
- Mitch Potter, Toronto Star
"You're going to love this."
- Bob McAdorey, Global Television
"Ellis has a gift for songwriting and a wonderful sense of humour."
- Midland Free Press
"A fine singer / songwriter fronting a kicking band."
- Lenny Stoute, Toronto Star
- Kathryn O'Hara, CBC
"A collection of wry disarming songs."
- John Northcott, CBC