Infobox musical artist
Name = Tyketto

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Origin = USA
Genre = Hair metal
Hard rock
Years_active = 19871996; 2004; 2007;2008-
Label = Geffen; Music for Nations & CMC
Associated_acts = Vaughn, Danny Vaughn
URL = http://www.tyketto.de
Current_members = Danny Vaughn Jimi Kennedy Michael Clayton P.J. Zitarosa
Past_members = Brooke St James Jaimie Scott Steve Augeri
Notable_instruments = Guitar Bass Guitar drums keyboards

Tyketto are an American hard rock band. The group was put together in 1987 by former Waysted vocalist Danny Vaughn; Brooke St. James (guitar), Jimi Kennedy (bass), and Michael Clayton (drums) completed the lineup.

By 1990, the band had signed to Geffen Records, and released their debut album "Don't Come Easy", which included the modestly successful single "Forever Young". Musically, the album was somewhere between Whitesnake and Bon Jovi, and Tyketto opened for the former on many bills. However, the rise of the grunge sound in 1991 saw Tyketto's hopes of a 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 toward 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 split up in 1996, releasing the live album "Take Out & Served Up Live" as a swan song, having never really broken through. The various band members went onto other projects: most notably Vaughn, Clayton and Scott would reunite in Vaughn. Vaughn would eventually start releasing material under his own name in 2007.

In 2004, Tyketto reformed for a reunion tour with the full original lineup. They played a second set of reunion dates in 2007 and stated at the time that this was the last time the original four members, or any other line up, would ever perform under the Tyketto name. To coincide with the dates the band released an "The Last Sunset - Farewell 2007" consisting of alternative versions of previously released songs and unreleased songs unearthed from long forgotten demo tapes.

Despite this announcement, in 2008 Tyketto reformed again for more dates. In April they played the Hard Rock Rio 2 festival, and have also scheduled four European dates for October 2008 including Firefest. However due to scheduling conflicts Brooke St. James is unable to join the band for these dates and has been replaced by P.J. Zitarosa, a former member of Vaughn and Danny's solo career backing band.

Plans have been announced for European dates in January 2009 and South American dates in May 2009. The band are not currently recording but have expressed interest in possibly writing and recording new material.


* Don't Come Easy (1991)

*Forever Young
*Burning Down Inside
*Standing Alone
*Lay Your Body Down
*Walk on Fire
*Nothing but Love
*Strip me Down
*Sail Away

* Strength in Numbers (1994)

*Strength in Numbers
*Rescue Me
*End of the Summer Days
*Ain't That love
*Catch My Fall
*Last Sunset
*All over me
*Write your Name in the Sky
*Meet me in the Night
*Why do you Cry
*Inherit the Wind
*Standing Alone(94 remix)

* Shine (1995)

*Radio Mary
*Get me there
*The Ballad of Ruby
*Let it go
*Long Cold Winter
*I won't Cry

* Take Out & Served Up Live (1996)

*Forever Young
*Drag The River
*Tearin' up the Night
*Standing Alone
*Wait Forever
*Burning Down Inside
*Lay your Body Down
*Let it go
*Nothin' but Love
*The End of the Summer Days
*Get me there

* The Last Sunset - Farewell 2007 (2007)

*Can't Fight
*Big Wheels
*Till the Summer Comes
*Calling on You
*Is Anybody Watching Me
*Walk Away
*Bourbon Street (Lay your Body Down)
*Go for your Guns
*The Last Sunset (Live from Spain, 2004)

External links

* [http://www.tyketto.de Official site]

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