Born and raised in Lethbridge Alberta, Ty Vanden Dool has had an enthusiasm for music since before he first learned to play the clarinet in grade 6. He has since joined many ensembles, first with school concert and jazz bands up until grade 12, followed immediately by the Lethbridge Community Gold Band in every year since as well as a year of participating in Global Drums.
Ty enrolled in the University of Lethbridge music program in 2013 and finishing in 2017, majoring in Digital Audio Arts and learning skills and techniques from classical music writing to studio-based production. He also became a volunteer for campus radio CKXU 88.3 FM, where he hosted The View from Here, Keys & Reverb and The National Top 10.
Using his last name as a stage name, Vanden Dool recorded his first song at one of the university's recording studios with some friends early in 2014. This was the beginning of over 60 original recordings. Vanden Dool the album is a selection of 10 of the best of these original songs.
Since then, Vanden Dool has played several shows in his hometown as well as toured Western Canada. Artists he has shared the stage with include ACTORS, Chersea, Friends of Foes, Glass Apple Bonzai, Hello Moth, Kane Incognito, King of Foxes, Royal Oak, Strvngers and Too Soon Monsoon. He is also a member of Southern Alberta folk group Joshua Beebe and the Forest Orchestra.