Melody and Tyler had quite a background in music even before getting together. Tyler was the drummer in a once popular local band called Blind Iris, which was based out of Logan and seemed very close to a break through career. They competed and placed in several competitions, and after their debut self-titled album, they were honored with a song placement on the Tony Hawk Underground game. Tyler has been in several bands as well, including Eggs Blackstone, and a brief stint in Exploding Hybrid. Since his drumming days, Tyler has taken up playing the acoustic guitar and singing with Melody.
Melody has been playing guitar since high school where she did several talent shows, and contests. She began writing music at age 13 and worked her way from piano to guitar at age 16. With a sound similar to Sarah McLaughlin (a huge influence) she played solo for several years all over Cache Valley, UT (surprisingly, all at the same time as Tyler and the two never meeting). Melody moved throughout the North West for a few years before eventually moving back to Utah in 2007, she had decided it was time to get serious with her music.
Tyler’s band decided to part ways only months before and the timing was perfect. They met at an open mic, and it wasn’t long before they started performing together. In October 2007, they moved from Logan to Salt Lake City, and by January 2009 they were performing on a regular basis, often every weekend. While performing at various venues and seeing the wide range of talent around them, they realized that it was time to do something different to help the music scene.
They founded the Acoustic All-Stars Festival in Park City (Now working on the 3rd year). Due to its quick success, they were honored with a feature and cover story in InThisWeek magazine, a feature in the Park Record Newspaper, and several influential friendships.
Melody and Tyler Forsberg have been fortunate in their careers being included in such festivals as Earth Jam, Park Silly, and Sugarhouse arts Festival, Performing at The Star Bar during Sundance, and the Utah State Fair, and Recently had the honor to open for J.R. Richards of Dishwalla for a benefit concert for Hannah Laursen, an 8 year old girl with cancer.
They will be beginning recording for their first Duo album in February 2010 and have sold over 300 copies of Melody’s album “Finally” in the past year without any store placement, mainly from show sales. They are consistently booked through at least 2 months of shows, rarely taking time off, and making sure to play at least 2 shows a weekend, trying to keep at least 18 shows on the roster at all times. Most recently, they played 100 shows in 2009 not including open mics and interviews and were the winners of the Best Local Acoustic Band POSTY award for 2009.
This year Melody and Tyler are planning a tour through Los Angeles with Nicole “Kole” Christensen around the ASCAP music expo in April and are performing at the Utica Arts and Music Festival in New York in September.