Voice star Tyler James signs new deal with Island Records

  • 12 July 2012
  • From the section Music
Will.i.am and Tyler James
Tyler James appeared on stage with will.i.am at Radio 1's Hackney Weekend

The Voice finalist Tyler James has signed a new record deal.

James has signed a contract with Island Records, and is now working on an album after appearing on the BBC One series.

He was previously with the same company before being dropped after one album in 2005.

The 30-year-old has been writing with his mentor from The Voice, will.i.am, who he made an appearance with at Radio 1's Hackney Weekend last month.

He is also set to perform a one-off show at London's O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire on 21 November.

"I'm loving being in the studio," he said. "But I can't wait to share the music I'm making with the people who have helped me get to this point.

"Performing live is always exciting as I just love being in the moment with the crowd.

"Being London born and bred and performing in my home town is the best way to start and I hope to see the rest of the UK soon."

Tyler James has seen sales of his previous album, The Unlikely Lad, pick up off the back of making it to the final three in the TV talent show.

It also made it into the iTunes top 10.