Having played guitar since childhood, at 19, Runyan formed the experimental rock band Beans with two high school friends. Beans went on to release 5 albums on various record labels & tour extensively. Runyan also played lead guitar in indie rock band The Awkward Stage, on Mint Records. As composer, Tygh has scored the feature films Various Positions, Red Deer (as Beans), & Control Alt Delete. He was nominated for a Leo award for his score of the short film Whiteout. He currently composes music for film and plays guitar and keyboards in LA-based band Corredor.