Kaitlyn Crocker | EVOLve nashville | indie-pendent
Let Yourself Be Loved
Michael Gigante | Tyley Tuohy | John Stamos
Photographer :: Samantha Ann
The Diamond Carter band is songwriter Tyler Tuohy on vocals and guitar; Cameron Black on Saxophone, Keyboard, and back-up vocals; Josh Cropper on bass guitar; and Trevor Hunnicutt on Drums.
Currently based in Nashville, Tennessee, Diamond Carter began in 2012 in Southern California as the house band for the infamous LA underground club, 'The Silverlake Overpass.' The band's sound originated from Tuohy's attraction to the 60's revivalist groups that were sprouting out of Orange County during that period. Their stage antics were shaped by the people and stories that were a part of that underground scene that summer. The band's first record, 'Pink Balloon,' released on September 19, 2012, became a snapshot glimpse into the chaotic, early-twenties mindset of the Hollywood/Silverlake scene during that brief moment in time.
At the suggestion of Phil Camino (2+2 Management) and Chris Allen (The Collective Music Group), Tuohy traveled to Nashville, Tennessee - shortly after the release of 'Pink Balloon' - where he met and played for Gilles Godard (Olé Publishing.)
Gilles, who attributed Diamond Carter's soulful sound and Tuohy's vocal stylings to that of a "male Amy Winehouse," suggested that Tyler get the band out to the artistic community of East Nashville where he felt they would flourish.
With the help of Producer, Michael Gigante, the boys were brought out to East Nashville to once again embrace an awaiting scene. They quickly found support from Lighting 100 Nashville's Independent Radio - who named them Artist Of The Week, twice - and gave ample airplay to three of their singles ("Let Yourself Be Loved"; "Cali Christmas"; and "Evil Is A Young Man's Game") during the band's first year in Nashville.
In East Nashville, the boys have found a new cast of characters and a slew of fresh stories. These are the songs that are shaping up "Pink Balloon's" follow-up album, "Duende", currently in development and set for release in 2015.