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Tyketto were an American heavy rock band of the 1990s who never achieved the success they felt they deserved. The group was put together in 1987 by former Waysted vocalist Danny Vaughn. Brooke St James (Guitar), Jimi Kennedy (Bass) and Micheal Clayton (Drums) completed the lineup.

By 1990 the band had signed to Geffen Records, and released their debut album “Don’t Come Easy”. Musically, it was somewhere between Whitesnake and Bon Jovi, with Tyketto opening for the former on many bills. However, the rise of the ‘grunge’ sound in 1991 saw Tyketto’s hopes of the big breakthrough begin to recede. Jimi left the band and was replaced by Jamie Scott. Their second album was rejected by Geffen and finally emerged in 1994 under the title “Strength In Numbers” on CMC in the USA and Music for Nations elsewhere in the world.

The following year Vaughn left the band to look after his wife, who had developed cancer, and was replaced by former Tall Stories vocalist Steve Augeri. Tyketto’s sound began to move more towards a Journey-type style (Augeri would later become lead vocalist for Journey), and this line-up released “Shine” in 1995, again on CMC / Music for Nations. However, dwindling audiences and the changing landscape of the rock industry saw the band disband in 1996, releasing “Take Out & Served Up Live” as a swansong, having never really broken through. The various band members went onto other projects, most notably Danny, Micheal and Jamie would reunite in Vaughn

In 2004 Tyketto reformed for a reunion tour with the full original lineup.

Edited by promisedeyes on 15 Aug 2014, 07:01

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