Song of the Week: Tyler Brown

Last updated 14:06 11/07/2014

Softly-spoken, the skillful guitarist doesn’t say much but when he sings prepare to be surprised and impressed.

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Tyler Brown's workmates are lucky.

The 18-year-old sings throughout his shifts at Fresh Choice, accompanied by the sound of machinery.

Softly-spoken, the skillful guitarist doesn't say much but when he sings prepare to be surprised and impressed.

He has only recently begun to reveal his vocal abilities.

When he played a recording of his song Finish Line for his mother, even she didn't know what a talent he possessed.

''What an incredible voice. That's a great song,'' she said. ''Who is singing it?''

''Me,'' he replied.

He has never publicly shared his voice before.

But today he presents his original song Finish Line for you.

GO Live! at Angels Gate is a weekly video series which aims to showcase both new and established musicians in Christchurch.

Angels Gate Recording Studio in Sydenham is run by Kevin Allison who is donating his time and considerable experience to this series.

If Allison's recording equipment could talk, it would tell lengthy yarns about being lent to the producer of Queen, The Cars and working with Allison on albums for Pat Benatar, Joe Walsh, Chris Isaak, Jude Cole and more. Allison has worked with Ringo Starr, the B52s, Smash Mouth, Lenny Kravitz, Tim Weisberg, Neil Sedaka, Berlin, Mick Fleetwood and, for over 20 years, as part of part of Stevie Wonder's touring crew.

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