Who is Tyrus Bush?
Tyrus Bush is a multi-talented singer, musician, writer, producer, and media personality whose music career began when he was just 9years old. Born and raised in New Jersey, he is described as having “an old soul with a new sound” and is about to take the world by storm! He captivates audiences with his compelling voice and his soul-stirring music that can be described as a revival of real music with real heart!
Early Life and Career
The youngest of four children, Tyrus’ affinity for music was revealed when he was 4 years old after receiving his first Casio keyboard. Though classically trained, his musical roots began while he and his family attended church in Trenton, NJ where his uncle is pastor. There, he had the opportunity to explore and refine his gifts in music and ministry. At 8 years old, he founded a five-member, all-male singing group managed by his father. Subsequently, this group received local recognition, exposure, and the opportunity to work with gospel legends Rev. Timothy Wright and Bishop Rance Allen and tour with “Willie Neal & The Gospel Keynotes”and “The Mighty Clouds of Joy”. By the age of 12, Tyrus was the church’s full-time musical and choral director and continued to pursue music, acting, and ministry as his calling.
Embarking on solo endeavors as a singer and musician, at age 16, Tyrus began to spread his wings appearing in a series of small stage productions, talent expos, and local and regional events and competitions. In 2002, he entered and won the Philadelphia Idol singing competition beating out hundreds of contestants from the greater Philadelphia area. Winning this competition led him to Los Angeles, CA where he auditioned and became a finalist on Season Two of the TV show, American Idol. In this same period, he went on to perform at New York’s famous Apollo Theater on Showtime At the Apollo’s Amateur Night competition. He received Top Dog Status by winning five consecutive times singing and playing Smokie Norful’s hit “I Need You Now”.
Personal Life and Family
Along the way of blazing his musical trail, Tyrus reached what he considers the highlight of his life. He met the love of his life, Shaone, and they married the following year in November 2006. Since then, they have welcomed four sons, Tyrus II (2007), Neri (2008), Princeton (2010), and Tylin (2020) as well as a daughter, Tylie (2018).
Prior to releasing his debut single “Already Done”, Tyrus collaborated with producers, writers, and artists such as Stanley Brown, Rodney "Darkchild Jerkins", Fred Jerkins III, and LaShawn Daniels, just to name a few. His most recent work, “Prayer Changes Things”, is a passionate ballad for Shirley Caesar on her 2018 hit album, Fill This House.
Present Life and Mission
Tyrus is passionate about expanding the musical presence and the reach and impact of his ministry. He lives his core belief that “we are blessed to be a blessing” and focuses on sharing his gifts to initiate change, inspire hope, and impact lives in the name and through the power of Jesus.
In addition to working on the release of his upcoming debut single, “It’s Already Done”, he is a licensed minister and serves as Minister of Music and Fine Arts at Bethany Baptist Church in Lindenwold, NJ.