Jonathan Tyler with School of Rock

Sep 9, 2017


Jonathan Tyler did the rock star thing.
He played Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo, Hangout Fest and the Voodoo Experience. His 2010

LP Pardon Me for Atlantic Records reached No. 8 on the Billboard Modern Rock chart. It was everything he thought he’d wanted. But it wasn’t really him.

“I knew what I was getting into,” Tyler says now, removed enough from that whirlwind to have gained some perspective on it. “I knew what would happen when we signed with Atlantic. Then I got over it.”

Holy Smokes, his newest LP, finds Tyler shed of major-label constraints, bearing his soul as songwriter who’s seen the top of the mountain and now seeks a different kind of climb.

“I’m in this for the long haul,” he says now with certainty -- and Holy Smokes, filled with songs that fill every emotional nook and cranny, plays out like a testament to this fact.


The School of Rock Denver House Band is comprised of the top students from School of Rock Denver, who have a reached a high level of musicianship and are selected to represent SOR Denver at events and shows throughout Colorado. The House Band brings a high­energy mix of popular classic and modern rock songs to a variety of public and private events and fundraisers. Past performances have included sets at Red Rocks, opening for the Blue Man Group at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, the Rocky Mountain Air Show, the Hard Rock Cafe Denver, Denver Comic Con and the KBPI Rock & Roll Car Show. For more information on School of Rock Denver and its unique music education for students from age 3 to adults, please visit!