Tyler Preston
Tyler Preston

Tyler Preston

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Exceptional 5.0(15)
Exceptional 5.0(15)
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Introduction: Get the band vibe without the band volume! Tyler Preston's soulful voice and smooth guitar provide the perfect atmosphere for cocktail hours and relaxed receptions. If you're anything like most event planners, you know that finding the right musician for your event can be a headache. You don't want a loud band that'll drown out the conversation, but you're looking for someone more interesting than the average singer-songwriter. You need a seasoned entertainer who will break the ice, keep the energy flowing, and create a welcoming environment where your guests can mingle, enjoy each other's company, and build valuable relationships. Sound familiar? Hi there - I’m Tyler 👋 Thanks for checking out my profile! I’m a full-time touring and recording artist based in Texas. Since 2009, I’ve toured extensively throughout the US and Canada, performing over 1200 shows. Over the years I’ve had the honor of opening for Wade Bowen, Trampled By Turtles, and Aaron Lewis; and most recently I was awarded 2021 Entertainer of The Year by the Farson Group. My setlist of over 300 iconic, family-friendly songs has something for everyone and can be tailored to match your event perfectly. I’m also happy to learn your song requests as well, time permitting. Though I spend most of my time touring and performing solo, I am also an experienced bandleader and am happy to provide price quotes tiered up to a 10-piece band. I look forward to connecting with you and working together toward a wonderful event! learn more at tylerpreston.com

Hired 10 times

Serves Shiner, TX

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10 employees

13 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

15 reviews


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Patricia M.
May 25, 2022
Tyler played for the the grand opening celebration of our shop and we couldn't have been happier with our choice of entertainment. All our guests loved his music and we got many compliments during the event. We are very pleased to have found him and will certainly be hiring him again for any other future special events.
Tyler Preston's reply
Thanks Patricia! The pleasure was all mine. Best of luck with the new business, take care— Tyler
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Natalie T.
May 13, 2022
We had such a fun show with Tyler and even though it was 105 degrees outside, he maintained an upbeat spirit and energetic performance. He took time to talk with our guests, interacted personally with the crowd and engaged everyone young and old. Tyler tailored the music for our event to include a variety of country, rockabilly and oldies to entertain our crowd. We received lots of compliments and several of our guests want to book Tyler for their future events.
Tyler Preston's reply
Natalie, this was my favorite show yet this year (no offense to all my awesome clients below!!) It was a blast to check out all the hot rods and hear the guys revving their engines. SO LOUD! The food trucks were a hit too, and the bouncy castle for the kids. You are an incredible hostess and I know that Iron Horse RV is going to be an AMAZING business for you and Raymond. Congratulations again, and hope to see you at Rickey's party in Medina Lake later this summer!!
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Liz g.
Jun 5, 2022

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Tyler absolutely killed it. I threw a surprise birthday party for my bestie and Tyler made the experience unforgettable. He is really the best. Quick setup, played all our favorites, interacted with everyone, and made my girl feel extra special. I’m telling you, stop thinking and just book. Definitely rebooking myself. Just a gem for the San Antonio-Austin area!

Details: Birthday party • 25 guests or fewer • 31 - 50 years old • Guitar • Vocals • Band • Variety • Pop / top 40 • Country / bluegrass • Covers • Rock / classic rock • Outdoors

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Jose G.
Jun 4, 2022
Tyler went above and beyond on his performance. He entertained and executed all songs flawlessly and even threw a bit of pleasant surprises on his performance. His equipment and presentation were remarkable (lights were amazing) . He has a great playlist and all songs were amazing. Highly recommend him. Thank you Tyler for playing for Stephanie’s birthday party!
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Amy D.
May 27, 2022
Tyler is extremely talented and was a pleasure to work with. He was responsive, friendly, provided great recommendations on the itinerary of the evening, and most importantly he had a lovely vareity of background music that was perfect for our annual customer appreciation event. I look forward to hiring him again next year.
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My base rate for solo performances is $1000/hr. I'll do my best to work with you on price and provide a quote that fits your budget. Pricing may vary based on factors such as: - Show Duration - Travel Time - Setlist/Song Requests - Parking/Accommodations - Number of musicians/stage crew - Etc.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Learning about you and your vision for your event is my first priority. I'm easy to work with and a great communicator - you can count on me to respond quickly, cater to your needs, and make the planning process efficient and enjoyable. Once you've indicated interest, we'll set up a quick call to discuss your event. If it seems like a good fit, we'll confirm details, deliverables, and price. Following that, I'll just need a quick signature on my performance agreement and 50% initial payment from you to reserve the date. Any updates or changes regarding plans or preparation can be communicated between booking and the day of the event. Final payment is due two weeks prior to the event. On the day of your event, I'll arrive 1 to 2 hours before showtime, set up promptly, deliver an amazing performance, and teardown neatly - you won't have to lift a finger!

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Since 2009 I’ve played over 1200 shows at venues and event spaces around the world, and I’ve worked with hundreds of managers and planners to successfully put on all kinds of wonderful concerts and special events. Over the years I’ve gained real-world experience in everything from setlist curation to sound engineering, stage performance, and client success - I’m a seasoned entertainment professional and your event is in good hands!

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