Tyler Stewart

Band: Barenaked Ladies

"I've used Aquarian Drum heads since 1994, and I'm still amazed at their consistency and durability. Whether it's the Super Kick II bass drum head providing controlled power, or the warmth of the Texture Coated Focus X on the Toms, my kit always sounds amazing in the studio or on the stage. Aquarian has also been amazing in the customer service department. Whenever we need heads on a Barenaked Ladies tour or in an emergency studio situation, the Aquarian guys are easy to reach and always ready to help. Thanks Eh!"


Tyler Stewart has been behind the kit for internationally – acclaimed rock band Barenaked Ladies since 1990. Over 25 years, Barenaked Ladies have toured the world and sold over 14 million records.  Stewart sings back up vocals and occasionally rocks the mic center stage during the Ladies high energy and wildly entertaining live shows.  Known for their infectious melodies and Billboard hits including “One Week”, “Pinch Me” and  “The Old Apartment” and for their theme song for the hit CBS comedy “The Big Bang Theory”, the Barenaked Ladies show no signs of slowing down, with the recent release of their 14th studio album, SILVERBALL, on Vanguard Records. Tyler’s versatile drumming style powers the pop, rock, country and Latin flavors found in Barenaked Ladies musical stew.  Live, the bands spontaneous musical and humorous improvisations keep Stewart on his toes – responding to melodic and vocal ideas that often become instant songs on the fly.  Tyler’s background in Drum and Bugle Corps, and high school orchestras and stage bands still add color to Barenaked Ladies songs, and he credits these early experiences for giving him his passion for drums and percussion.

Tyler is as passionate about hockey and food as he is music, and plays recreationally for the Jokers Hockey Club in Toronto. When not working with Barenaked Ladies, Stewart loves nothing more than being at home, cooking delicious food and watching hockey with his wife Jill, and their three daughters: Mili, Hazel and Carmen.

Drumheads Preferences

Snare Batter:

Coated Focus-X

Snare Resonant:

Classic Clear Snare Bottom

Tom Batter

Coated Focus-X

Tom Resonant


Kick Drum Batter

Superkick II

Kick Drum Resonant



The Yellow Tape 1991 Indie

Gordon 1992 Reprise

Maybe You Should Drive 1994 Sire / Reprise

Born On A Pirate Ship 1996 Reprise

Rock Spectacle (Live) 1996 Reprise

Stunt 1998 Reprise

Maroon 2000 Reprise

Disc 1: All Their Greatest Hits 2001 Reprise

Everything to Everyone 2003 Reprise

Barenaked For The Holidays 2004 Desperation Records

Barenaked Ladies Are Me 2006 Desperation Records

Barenaked Ladies Are Men 2007 Desperation Records

Snacktime 2008 Desperation Records

All In Good Time 2010 Raisin Records

Hits From Yesterday & The Day Before 2011 Rhino Records

Stop Us If You’ve Heard This One Before 2012 Rhino Records

Grinning Streak 2013 Vanguard Silverball 2015 Vanguard

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