Young Talent Time rocker has a few big things going for him
BY SANDRA SIAGIAN
HE MIGHT be only 14, but one young performer already has the rock-star voice, look and the attitude covered.
Tyler Wilford is part of the 10-member cast on Channel Ten’s revamped series Young Talent Time.
The talented youngster, who counts Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose as his biggest idol, keeps on top of his vocal training by taking weekly lessons at the Jaanz School of Singing at Blakehurst.
He moved to Sydney from Victoria for a three-year contract with the show and decided to continue classes he started at the singing branch in Oakleigh, Victoria, late in 2010.
“His confidence and singing has improved since he started classes with me,” said his singing teacher Connie Guiducci from the Blakehurst studio. “He’s going through a voice change so I’ve been helping him through that and work through songs to reach different vocal ranges.”
With his mum and brother joining him in Sydney and a scholarship to the McDonald College at North Strathfield, the year 9 student has made a pretty smooth transition balancing school and performing. “My solo was pretty fun,” Tyler said about his performance of Guns N’ Roses Sweet Child O’ Mine on the show.
“I’ve grown more confident and learnt how to control my voice since I’ve started lessons here.”
The young cast, aged between 11 and 16, rehearse after school from Wednesdays to Fridays, have a dress rehearsal on Saturday, then film for the show on Saturday afternoon.