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Tyler Nelson, Vocals, Guitar, Mike Lesniak, drums, Steve Evans,Bass, Chris Turbis Hammond & piano, J
WYLDSKY was founded by front man and guitarist extraordinaire, Tyler Nelson in 2006.
Tyler is a seasoned musician and song writer. While playing guitars (electric and acoustic) for the legendary rock band Great White - performing benefit concerts for the families of the victims who died in The Station fire in Rhode Island - he was contacted by Ivan Gospich, founder of Mandatory Music Group. Ivan offered him a contract to make a CD and Tyler accepted. Tyler then started putting together an amazing ensemble of musicians; the formation of WYLDSKY, named after Tyler's daughters Wylie & Skylar.
Michael Lesniak, an extremely diverse percussionist with a passion for complex jazz-fusion styles, was the first to be contacted by Tyler, as Tyler had always maintained that Michael was the best drummer he had ever seen and had the pleasure of working with. After Michael came aboard, Tyler was introduced to blues and jazz legend, bass guitarist Steve Evans. At the time, Steve was touring with Blues cat Coco Montoya and was also working with legends such as Rick Derringer and Pat Travers. Steve had wanted to meet Tyler and hear his music. Their meeting took place in San Francisco at the famous Blues club "The Saloon," where they jammed together for hours. After that, Steve was also on board for the self titled debut CD of WYLDSKY.
These musicians are truly amazing. Tyler is a guitar virtuoso who seamlessly transitions from any stringed instrument. Many compare his style to Jeff Beck. Tyler also has a very potent and soulful voice, and sings his heart out - even at the rehearsals - which inspires the rest of the band to perform at their full potential every time they get together. Some fans liken Tyler to Jimi Hendrix, as he is very experimental On one occasion he threw a Fender amplifier into a bathtub to see if any of the sounds it produced could be used on one of his songs! Michael's talent on drums is like listening to the late great John Bonham, and Trilok Gurtu rolled into one - such grace and power in his playing. Steve can master any type of bass - stand-up, 5-, 6-string or even fretless - and his intricate yet consciously thunderous style is mesmerizing. To see these guys play live is not to be missed!
WYLDSKY's debut is a dynamic CD where no two songs sound the same and every song is a great original. Tyler's journey and experiences throughout his life were captured poetically in his lyrics. Songs like Next World, Dog Daze and Comin' On are edgy hard rock/metal, while Where You Belong and My Baby are feel-good rock songs everyone can relate to. Moving inspirational rock ballads are also included with Rendezvous and Nightmare and a Dream. Reviewers have compared their sound to Led Zeppelin, Guns 'n' Roses, Black Crowes, Soundgarden, Aerosmith, ZZ Top, Van Halen and Pink Floyd.
The debut CD from WYLDSKY offers something for everyone, covering all facets of great rock!