Nashville band Jenny and Tyler had such a good experience playing in front of TCU students before, it is coming to campus to play for students again Wednesday.
BLUU Student Activities and Marketing Coordinator Brad Thompson said he first heard the band when it played a concert at his house this past year.
“I just really loved their music and thought it would be a good fit for a TCU event,” Thompson said.
Jenny and Tyler Somers, the husband and wife duo that makes up the band, said they tried to focus on cities where they have been well received while touring and decided to come to TCU after having a good experience playing a house concert for TCU students.
“It felt like it was a good place to be,” Tyler Somers said.
Somers said the music the band performs should appeal to college students.
“The songs are about things that everyone goes through, especially college students. They understand,” he said.
Somers said some of the band’s best shows have been in front of college students. He said he was looking forward to connecting with the people first through music and then hanging out with students after the show.
The couple met through student ministry at the University of Delaware six years ago. Their publicist, Jenn DePaula, president of Mixtus Media, said the band played a combination of folk and pop music.
“They are soulful performers who certainly complement each other in their individual sounds,” she said.
The band released its newest album, titled “Faint Not,” on Nov. 30 and is touring to promote the CD. Jenny Somers said the work was inspired by the couple’s life experiences.
“The album itself is about our journey of faith over the past year and a half,” she said.
Somers said she has family in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and that the two try to perform as much as they can when visiting.
DePaula said the event was a great way for students to see a band on the rise.
“Students won’t be disappointed with a Jenny and Tyler show,” she said. “If the students love great music, thoughtful and insightful lyrics, and amazing melodies, they will love Jenny and Tyler.”
For a preview of the band’s music, students can go to jennyandtylermusic.com to download a free acoustic EP under their “Free” tab. One free song off each Jenny and Tyler album also is available on noisetrade.com/jennyandtyler.
Jenny and Tyler concert
When: 5 p.m. Wed. March 9
Where: Market Square patio in the Brown-Lupton University Union
The band Carolina Story also will perform.