Jon Tyler Wiley & His Virginia Choir
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Jon Tyler Wiley & His Virginia Choir

Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2020

Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
Established on Jan, 2020
Band Americana Country




""...A group you most definitely need to know"- Vents Magazine"

"This is alt-Americana at its finest." - Vents Magazine

""Delightful...poignant yet upbeat " -"

**See link for interview** - Skope

""JTW&HVC - Out of the Gate Strong with 'Laura Lee'""

"An Instant Earworm" - Alchemical Records

"Singled Out - Jon Tyler Wiley & His Virginia Choir"

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"I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day"- SINGLE - Released October 2020
"Laura Lee" - SINGLE - Released March 2021
"Strong" - SINGLE - Released April 2021



Since it’s inception, Jon Tyler Wiley & His Virginia Choir has claimed to be a country band that doesn’t play country music. One look at a live show makes that immediately palpable: electric guitars and fiddles winding in and out of one another under a screaming B3 organ with story telling lyrics of love and pain, all wrapped up in a high energy performance. Upon further inspection, you will find syncopated and polyrhythmic drums that recall the influence of world music and alternative rock; eccentric bass grooves lend a new wave influence; noisy textures and outside tonal passages hint more at modern jazz than honky tonk. 

 After Wiley (Melodime, Stephen Kellogg, Kevin MaC) wrote and recorded his debut solo album, performing all of the instruments himself, he assembled a band of his close friends to bring the music to life. The Virginia Choir is made up of a seasoned musicians who have performed with Keller Williams, Curtis Grimes, and The Dirty River Boys, as well as jazz ensembles and pit orchestras around the Northern Virginia area. The diverse band, made up of Eddie Dickerson (fiddle, guitar), Thomas Johnson (keyboards), and husband-and-wife rhythm section Brian ‘Piper’ Barbre (drums) and Joanna Smith (bass), is becoming known for energetic live performances and masterful musicianship. The band's debut EP will arrive in the spring 2021. Wiley’s full length solo album, “The Longing” will debut in the summer of 2021.

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