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.
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!
Today I would like thank Wyldsky for taking some time out to do this for us their Fans :o)
Tyler: Our pleasure !!!!
Welcome guys and before we start I just wanted to say You really do RAWK!!!! Wicked tunz’s guys :o)
Tyler: Thank You !!!!
Rock Princess:What’s the name of your band and what’s the origin of that name?
Tyler: WyldSky is the name!!!! Kickin Serious Booty is the game!!!! I have 2 daughter’s named Wylie & Skylar. I used their names to create it.
Rock Princess:Could you please list the name, and respective instrument of each band member.
Tyler: Tyler Nelson ( Vocals,Guitars )
Chad Quist ( Guitars )
Douglass Richardson ( Bass )
Chris Turbiss ( Hammond/ piano )
Mike Lesniak ( Drums )
Rock Princess:What genre of music do you consider your work to be and who are your major influences?
Tyler: We are definitely a Rock Band. With a wide spectrum of styles. No 2 song’s sound the same on the C.D… Speaking for myself i have a lot of inspirations.Jimi Hendrix probably being on top of the list. But, that list goes on and on.
Rock Princess:How did you guys meet and what was it that inspired you to become the Band you are today….
Tyler: All of us beside Chad had already Known eachother. Never played together but, All way’s wanted to.Chad and, I met through an add that he answered. Once we got into a room together the pieces all came together. I’ld have to say the song’s have made us the band we are today. Not forgetting year’s of hard work!!!!
Rock Princess:Are you a member of any music organizations?
Tyler: The Rock-N-Roll Mafia!!!! Haha
Rock Princess:What can you tell me about your instruments? (i.e., Are you subject to brand loyalty or will you play with whatever’s available? What made you choose the instruments you have now? Was it cost or was it a style/model/brand/color preference?
Tyler: I have a lot of different guitars. Allof which are different name brands.My loyalty is in the playability of a guitar it’s a very personal thing. Each one has it’s own personality.But, I Absolutely love each one of them.
Rock Princess:Where have you performed? What are your favorite and least favorite venues? Do you have any upcoming shows?
Tyler: I have performed all over the U.S.& Canada. Every place I’ve played has left some kind of print on me. The neat thing about touring is thing’s can change drastically from one second to the next.All way’s interesting!!!!
We are working on a summer tour as we speak.
Rock Princess:Who is it that sits down and writes your songs?Or is this a joint effort….
Tyler: For this C.D. it was me. But, the next one will be a joint effort.
Rock Princess:Could you briefly describe the music-making process
Tyler: All that I live for !!!!
Rock Princess:How has your music evolved since you first began playing music together?
Tyler: It’s like travelling through space. It has no limits or boundaries. It just keeps on Evolving !!!!
Rock Princess:What has been your biggest challenge as a band?
Tyler: We are pretty New as a Unit so we are still learning together what those kinds of thing’s might be.
Rock Princess: and last of all guys….What is the most way out thing that has ever happened to yous while playing a gig or on the road…….
Tyler: Personally speaking. I’ld have to say playing a heavy rock song in Canada while the crowd started line dancing. I was like what planet are we on?
Rock Princess:Is there anything else you would like to add that we your fans would be keen to know about :o))
Tyler: Just keep your Eyes and ears peeled to when we might be out your way. Can’t wait to Rock for all of yaz !!!!
Thank you guy’s this has been so awesome and it always rocks to catch up with you……..
Tyler: Right back at ya !!!
I sooooooo love ya tunz’s :o)))
Tyler: We Love That!!!!
Have an awesome week guys and rock for us all……
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hugs Rock princess …