FAT DANNY BENNETT - lead guitar, slide guitar, mouth harp
Fat Danny is the heart and soul of the Hard Tymz. He writes and sings all of the original material. Danny's songs come from his everyday life. Danny says, "Sing the Blues? Hell, I'm living the Blues." A multi-talented instrumentalist, Danny counts Johnny "Guitar" Watson, Link Wray, and all the "Kings" among his influences.
MIKE BURNES - drums and percussion
The quiet man of the group, Mike Burnes, lets his sticks do the talking as he lays down a take-no-prisoners drum beat. Mike brings an uptown jazzy feel to the down home blues of The Hard Tymz.
MIKE RINCON - Fender bass
Big Mike brings a welcome Latino influence and a solid low-rider style bottom to the Hard Tymz rhythm section. Mike not only played bass with the Blendells on their renowned cruising favorite, "La, La, La, La, La," but he also anchored Cannibal and the Headhunters on the original "Land Of A 1000 Dances."
DOYLE SMITH - Hammond organ & Wurlitzer piano
Born about 20 miles from where Robert Johnson played his last gig, Doyle hails from the Blues rich environment of the Mississippi Delta. His blues chops were honed on the chitlin' circuit throughout the Deep South.