Tyriq Johnson is a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and has been performing since childhood. Tyriq has performed as a solo artist in many venues in the Wisconsin area, such as African World Festival, Summerfest, Jamie’s Night Club, and Astor Street. Tyriq has opened for national acts such as the Bar-Kays, Mint Condition, and The Time.
Tyriq spent two years in Minneapolis, Minnesota performing with the band, Sonny Boy. The band performed at Prince’s Paisley Park where he left his musical imprint. The band produced a CD entitled “Afro Soul.”
Tyriq has also tested his skills on the stage; he worked with CAPITA Productions in Struttin’ Uptown and Jesus Christ Superstar, where he played the role of Jesus. Tyriq managed his own band, Unknown Citizens, in 1996. The band frequently performed throughout Milwaukee, Wisconsin and surrounding cities.
Tyriq’s smooth vocals can also be heard on several CD’s, including: Joe Jordan’s “Can You Find Your Soul”, Peter Mac’s “Outside Looking In,” and Edlin Jackson’s “Give Me a Chance.”
He can be heard on commercial jingles, voice-overs for the Wisconsin Tobacco Coalition and cover tunes for Hal Leonard’s Productions.
Tyriq has recorded his own solo CD entitled “Unfinished Business”. He will be releasing a second CD entitled “Going through Changes” .
Tyriq has performed with Clint Holmes in the Broadway hopeful show Jam and the Legendary Lead Singers of the Temptations. Tyriq currently leads his own band called Jamestown, featuring Tyriq.
Tyriq is currently in the process of putting together a tribute show of “Earth, Wind & Fire”.