What if Ben Folds and Tori Amos had a bastard child who grew up listening to Earth Wind and Fire, Marvin Gaye, and Pearl Jam? You'd have Tyler Traband. 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, 91.7 WMSE and many internet radio stations. 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 available now on the web on itunes, CDbaby.com, and Tower records. At our Website, you can download mp3's, view pictures, get club dates, purchase merchandise, and e-mail the band. His fifth release, an EP, is nearly complete. Produced by Grammy Award winning bassist Joe Puerta of Bruce Hornsby and the Range and Ambrosia, "Leftovers" is a great pop record, showcasing Traband's depth as both a writer and performer. These tracks are radio ready, and competitive on a national scale. In an era of regenerated loops and computerized electronica, these guys breathe life back into pop, reminding us of a time when groups like the Guess Who, Stevie Wonder, Sting, and Peter Gabriel were pushing the envelope of live recording. A day not so long ago when the players made all the difference. A day Tyler would like to see come again. SOME REVIEWS: From Ezra Waller - City Beat in Cincinnati 09/27/07 MIDPOINT INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL - Tyler Traband (Milwaukee) Piano Rock Soulful and emphatic, Traband renders a wide range of emotions from his piano. He has four albums of original material and hundreds of commercial credits under his belt and is also well known for delivering the goods live. His backing band supplies a funky backdrop and supports his occasional improvised jam. Dig It: David Gray, Jackson Browne, Elton John if he were raised in the Midwest. From GoingChicago.com 12/02/07 If Ben Folds played more like Phish and less like your grandma, he'd sound like Tyler Traband. A classically trained musician, Traband has been winning awards (Wisconsin Music Industry awards that is) for his intense, unconventional style. From SouthSide On the Town 12/02/07 "...that's right she's a woman ..." -"She's A Woman" by Tyler Traband Hey, Fearless fans! SouthSide has frequently heard the popular rumor that nothing good comes out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin except for beer, sausage, and polka. Tyler Traband's performance at Chicago's Elbo Room certainly silenced these wagering tongues. This Sunday Tyler Traband amazed the crowd with one hot power pop rock set. SouthSide was eager to check out Tyler Traband's live show after listening to two tracks off his "Re-Issue" EP. Tyler Traband, and his fellow band members truly impressed SouthSide with their funky pop music.