BIOGRAPHY

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 is 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 Wrightand Bishop Rance Allenand 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 events. In 2002, heentered and won the Philadelphia Idolsinging competition beating out hundreds ofcontestants.  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’shit “I Need You Now”. 

 

Personal Life and Family

Along the way of treading his musical footprint, 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 three sons, Tyrus II (2007), Neri (2008),and Princeton (2010)and a daughter, Tylie (2018). 

 

Music Collaborations/Credits

Prior to releasing his debut single “Already Done”, Tyrus collaborated with producers, writers, and artists such asFred Jerkins III, LaShawn Daniels and Melonie Daniels. His most recent work, penning “Prayer Changes Things” for Shirley Caesar on her 2018 hit album, Fill This House.

 

Present Life and Mission

Tyrus is passionate about expanding his music presence and reach of his ministry.  He lives his mantra “we are blessed to be a blessing” and focuses on sharing his gifts to initiate change, inspire hope, and impact lives in the name 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 Worship Leader at First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Somerset NJ, under the leadership of Rev. Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr.