Tom Rucker on guitar
Tyler Smith on steel pan
Educators by day
Loop pedal rock stars by night
Playing covers you’ve probably heard before,
but not like this!
Tom and Tyler met while pursuing Music Education Degrees from Northern Illinois University. Tom majored in percussion, while continuing to keep up his bass chops, and Tyler majored in Steel Pan; The two ended up joining the world renowned NIU Steel Band where they received a firm education in Rhythm and Groove. While attending NIU, Tom and Tyler had an opportunity to join the touring TropRock group: Johnny Russler and the Beach Bum Band. Together they would play venues, Parrothead Events, and beach bars in Destin, FL; Providence, RI; Lincoln, NE; Caseville, MI; Okoboji, IA; a yearly residence at Margaritaville in Key West, FL; and many more! Tom and Tyler and been professionally performing live since 2005, and they continue to jam out with their duo project Tutti Loops.
Tutti Loops is the perfect option for your venue, bar, or event with multiple performance options. Featuring a healthy balance of Reggae, Classic Rock, TropRock, Country, Calypso, Hip Hop, and Top 40 Pop. Using loop pedals, percussion, guitar, ukulele, steel pan, bass, flute, trumpet, and so much more, Tom and Tyler create a unique and fun event for any audience.