Leftovers from South 2nd Street
With great songwriting and improvisation, Tyler Traband and his band provide an intimate, high-energy show that stretches the limits of stage performance. Featuring piano, guitar, some tasty bass, horns, full vocals, percussion, and a real Fender rhodes, this band can provide an intimate, polished performance of original material, then break down and jam at any moment. Nominated for 17 Wisconsin Area Music Industry Awards (7 for best keyboardist) Tyler draws his skill from classical training, years of touring, playing National Showcases, the WAMIS, Summerfest (the county's largest outdoor music festival), and opening for such acts as the Indigo Girls, Matthew Sweet, Iggy Pop, Kansas, and Bad Company, as well live radio performances and regular airplay on New Rock 102.1, WIIL, and 91.7 WMSE. A strong Web presence has helped the band gain new fans all over the country and the world. Just type 'Tyler Traband' into any search engine and see for yourself. Defying conformity and simple definitions of 'style,' he describes his attitude as 'whatever is best for the song.' This is not just another pop act. Centering around fat old-school grooves and an incredibly powerful vocal style, this group follows no fads or trends. They interpret songs on an individual basis, and in doing so touch on every genre of modern music; from motown grooves, jazz, and funk, right up to modern pop. Undeniable hooks are the key here, and we dare you to listen and not get sucked in. This act is a true original. Tyler's fourth CD 'Leftovers from South 2nd Street' is now available. Our second effort produced by Grammy Award winning bassist Joe Puerta of Bruce Hornsby and the Range and Ambrosia.