• Tue. Jul 23rd, 2024

Tyketto – Reach is the Latest Album From These Unsung Rock Heroes!

Reach is Tyketto's latest studio effort.

Coming out of New York City, Tyketto will always best be remembered for their rock anthem “Forever Young” from their early 1990s debut, Don’t Come Easy. The group has persevered over the years aside from a hiatus from 1996 to 2004, and has continued in varying lineups. Reach, which will release on October 14, 2016, is the latest release from the band.

Still present in Tyketto are founding members vocalist Danny Vaughn (formerly of Waysted, Pete Way’s post-UFO band) and drummer Michael Clayton Arbeeny. This latest lineup of the band also includes keyboardist Ged Rylands, guitarist Chris Green, and bassist Chris Childs. The band members claim to have new energy, and that Reach has revitalized them as a band and musicians. But is it a record that lives up to those promises?


Reach is Tyketto's latest studio effort.
Reach is Tyketto’s latest studio effort.


My familiarity with Tyketto prior to this release was mostly limited to their most commercial of content, namely “Forever Young” and the other songs that their debut spawned back in the early 90s. That said, after having given Reach a listen, I can say that I am a fan of the new release, and will likely be going back to rediscover the band’s other more obscure content from over the years. You will be pleased to know that the guys are still going strong.

There are a number of strong tracks to be found on the new release, which runs the gamut from acoustic stuff to keyboard intensive melodic rock. Vaughn’s vocals soar on every track; this guy is seriously underrated amongst rock singers. Even if you have never given a Tyketto album a listen in the past, this would be a fine place to start, largely thanks to the strong assortment of tracks.

If you like melodic hard rock, Reach is an album that will not fail to please. Fans of Tyketto who have been curious and eager to see what the band would shell out next now have their answer, and the end results speak for themselves. This one is well worth adding to your collection.



By Taylor T Carlson

Taylor T Carlson Assistant Editor/Senior Staff Writer Taylor T. Carlson was born August 17, 1984, and has called the Vegas Valley home his entire life. A die-hard fan of classic rock and metal music, Taylor has been writing album and concert reviews since he was 16 years old, and continues to do so, having done well over 1,000 reviews. He is also a fan of video gaming and cinema, and has reviewed a number of games and films as well, old and new alike. His thorough and honest (some would say brutally honest) reviewing style has won him the respect of hundreds of music fans and musicians alike, both local and abroad, and the ire of just as many others. Despite being one of the youngest attendees at classic hard rock/metal shows around Vegas, he is also one of the most knowledgeable, having gained the unofficial nickname of “The Eddie Trunk of Las Vegas.” In addition to reviews, Taylor has written and self-published three books on classic hard rock bands, and is a regular participant in rock and roll trivia contests. Taylor also holds a masters degree in special education from the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), and has appeared on the hit History Channel television series Pawn Stars. His dream is to be able to one day make a living from writing music books and reviews.

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