Daily Dose: Ty Waters – Only Human
Though only ten, Ty Waters is poised for greatness in American popular music. This child prodigy singer from Vancouver, Canada, has already wowed artists from Michael Bublé to Stevie Wonder, performed at the infamous Carnegie Hall four times and won American Protege’s Vocal Competitions. Here are a couple more recent ways he stands out:
He recently brought a crowd of a 100,000 to rapture in Santa Barbara with his superb live renditions of “At Last,” and “Only Human.” Named Youth Ambassador for music education he performed at Wilshire Ebell Theater to a two-minute standing ovation.
As he moves into the world of composition and recording, Waters is making surprisingly mature and timely statements about the state of the country and the world. Waters has just completed his debut album, Only Human. The title track video was just previewed on KKFX (Fox 11) on the morning show, giving the central coast the first taste of what this remarkable young man has to offer the world.
But what stands out about Ty Waters, is what he has overcome to be in the position he is today. Born in Vancouver to Filipino parents, he reached the age of two with delayed speech. There would be a two-year wait before he could take advantage of public health system’s speech therapy treatment. His parents investigated alternatives, including music therapy. So they improvised, teaching Ty various nursery rhymes. To their surprise, Ty started to jazz up these nursery rhymes on his own. His parents recognized his interest in singing and started showing him clip after clip of classic pop performances by the likes of Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Lionel Richie, and Etta James. The effect was instantaneous. Young Ty began mimicking rhythms, melodies and words perfectly, shattering what had seemed an insurmountable challenge in speech.
In 2015, he traveled to Burbank, California to participate in the Ultimate Vocal & Music Summit, a program for nurturing talented young singers-songwriters, developed by veteran composer and producer Dawn Elder. At this and a subsequent UVMS summit, he so charmed and impressed Elder, and fellow celebrity Artists ultimatevocalmusicsummit.com, that Elder offered to mentor him privately as part her select team of protégées. When Waters expressed interest in composing, Elder agreed to collaborate, and they began co-creating, initially by Skype.
SOURCE: Official Bio