An album recommendation for a Tyketto release is a bit of a no-brainer really; indeed the same could be said for any album that features singer Danny Vaughn. That high level of expectation is certainly not diminished after checking out Tyketto’s latest album “Reach” which was released on 14th October through Frontiers Records. I’ve played the title track on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 9th September and 14th October and you can expect more from the album on the Show over the next few months.


Tyketto formed in 1987 releasing two albums with Danny Vaughn – “”Don’t Come Easy” (1991) and “Strength In Numbers” (1994) – before he departed for personal reasons. The band eventually split in 1996. Following a couple of earlier reunions, the band reformed in 2008 and most of the original members were on board for the release of “Dig In Deep” in 2012.

Only Vaughn and drummer Michael Clayton Arbeeny now remain from the original Tyketto line-up, but the “new” guys are of the highest pedigree! They are Ged Rylands (Ten / Rage of Angels) on keyboards, Chris Green (Furyon) on guitar and Chris Childs (Thunder) on bass.

The new album was recorded at the legendary Rockfield Studios in Wales and it was decided to include 12 tracks rather than the 10 originally intended. My own favourites would include “Reach”, “Big Money”, “Kick Like A Mule”, “The Fastest Man Alive”, “Remember My Name” and “The Run”.

Tyketto play a number of shows across Europe in December, including some UK dates, but unfortunately there are no plans for a gig in Northern Ireland this time around.


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