--"I’ve been working with him for the past 9 years and he is my favorite drummer. I’ve played with a lot of guys and Ty Dennis is my number one call. "
– My name is Ray Manzarek and I’m the keyboard player with THE DOORS.
--"It's never easy using strange gear and playing other people's material for the first time, but Ty nailed it. He is a professional, skilled and enthusiastic musician and I hope we get to do it again soon." Alex Lifeson
Born the son of an accomplished jazz drummer,
there’s no wonder why Ty Dennis is receiving rave reviews. Ty was practically born with a pair of drumsticks in his hands and can’t remember a time in his life when he didn’t play. His early exposures to jazz, rock, and funk influences are major contributors to his unique voice on the drums today.
In 2003 Ty was hand picked to fill the drum seat for the departed drumming icon Stewart Copeland with rock and roll legends Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek along with vocalist Ian Astbury (The Cult) in the band The Doors of the 21st Century. Numerous world tours and T.V. appearances helped to expose thousands of fans around the globe to his conviction and command behind the drums.
In addition to playing with The Doors of the 21st Century, Ty’s musical diversity enables him to play with an assorted group of artists such as; Booker T. Jones(BookerT&TheMGs),RobbyKrieger(TheDoors), Martha Davis and The Motels, Elephant Ride, Firebug, Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night), and many others as well as share the stage with rock and roll royalty including Alice Cooper, Alex Lifeson, Jerry Cantrell, Perry Farrell, and Richie Sambora to name a few.
From sold out concert dates in Argentina, Greece, and the famous Wembley Arena in England to live T.V. appearances including the Carson Daly Show, The Craig Kilborn Show, MTV Japan, PBS's Front & Center, VH1 Classics, and VH1′s ‘Decades Live’, Ty continues to deliver world-class drumming on every occasion.
Selected discography credits include recordings with The Doors of The 21st Century, Firebug, Martha Davis (The Motels), alternative rockers Elephant Ride, Insulated, and Virgil, indy rockers Ultraviolet Eye and The Bloody Lovelies, pop/rock artists Larry Marciano and Tina Digeorge, modern countryartist Rachel Stacy, prog rockers Three from None, the jam/blues band Cold Blue Water, modern metal band Lit Soul, and straight-ahead jazz guitarist Sam Graham to name a few. He can also be seen on the live concert DVD ‘The Doors of the 21st Century 'L.A.Woman Live’.
In 2021 TYConicStudio was launched as a creative space to collaborate with other artists from all over the world and provide live drum tracks for their music.
Today Was Yesterday featuring long time friends and collaborators Angelo Barbera and Ty Dennis was formed in 2023. Today Was Yesterday is more than a band name, it's a statement of timeless music that transcends genres and generations. The debut release featuring guests Alex Lifeson, Robby Krieger, and Ed Roth is coming February, 2024 on Mascot Label Group.
Aside From Ty’s talent and range of experience, he is known for his exceptional work ethic which he brings to every project. His hard work and reliability proves that he is truly a professional who loves what he does.