Walking by a dimly lit coffee shop in Fullerton, CA. I'm drawn to a man singing a soulful song. Who can express with simplicity a penetrating blend of spirituality and sensuality? Only the greats, and only the greats when God decides to help them. You know what I mean, like when God decided to help Van Morrison write his "Moondance" album or when God decided to help Joni Mitchell write her "Blue" album, or when God decided to forgive Bob Dylan and help him write "It's a Hard Rain Gonna Fall" or "Like a Rolling Stone". You get the picture. God hasn't decided to help too many musicians recently but for some reason, God has decided to help Tyrone Wells. If you doubt me, listen to his "Carolina Blues", if you doubt me listen to his "Matthew", if you doubt me listen to his "Vegas or Bust" or his "Stronger" or his "Shade of Blue". In a world of emotions bombarded and jaded by sense numbing triviality and hearts and minds blunted by overexposure to the grossest of stimuli, somehow, Tyrone made it through with a clear channel to a heightened awareness that calls out to the rest of us that, yes, it's worth holding on to our souls.
Tyrone Wells' ability to punctuate honest, spirited lyrics with a soaring vocal versatility developed while producing eight years of national and international successes as the lead singer of So-Cal band Skypark. Wells' cool-headed stage presence seems to radiate with his love for people and his longtime passion for "music that matters". The California native ignites his newest songs-- stories ranging from solemn melodies of loss and trust to gritty, soulful grooves about dangerous dames-- with a voice that maximizes every melodic opportunity.
In his debut solo release, Tyrone's talent brought former Black Crows' guitarist Marc Ford on board as co-producer. Wells' self-titled independent release will be followed soon by a second album on the new True American Records.