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Yet when those lines are weaved into the performance they all sound like Jeff, as if the original tunes had indeed been written for him although we know they werent. After espousing how Jeff Beck was his favorite guitarist and loving being able to go out on the road with him, young Tyler Bryant turned and asked me, Have you ever seen Jeff lose it on-stage?
Lest this editorial ramble on for too long let this Editor add another description of Jeff Becks artistic genius I think we all can agree on in its simplicity. I could sense that somehow Tyler wanted validation that Jeff was actually human and from this universe so I chuckled and told him about the Atlanta fall 75 show when the Blow By Blow tour continuation was sandwiched in between opener Aerosmith and The Faces with Rod Stewart.
I gave the crowd introduction to Tyler and the band to which Tyler exalted the crowd that it was quite the introduction and that the crowd should give me a hand.
Relaxed by the intimacy of Villa 221 Tyler exclaimed during the show that it was like playing in their living room (to about 70 people) and they rarely get to do that.
Everybody was into the rhythm of The Tyler Bryant band and their brand of what I describe as hard driving pop metal with memorable melodies, lyrics, and a high energy dose of Jeffs young pupil Tyler Bryant who sends goose bumps on his own whether churning on his SG Special, bending on his Firebird, or tearing it up and gyrating on the Pink Cadillac Strat.
Some softer originals were done by Tyler solo and with light accompaniment from either drummer Caleb Crosby or Calvin.
The band retreated into the oversized green room to a feast of edible delights including Tylers favorite Coconut Juice.
The band had arrived the day before in my town of Lauderdale by the Sea as a neighbors daughter is an executive for a beachside small resort Little Inn and put the boys up for a couple of days.
That conversation is how the sound check ended for Tyler and his band of merry musicians at Villa 221 in Miami, Florida, Wednesday afternoon July 27th.
A night before show dinner saw Tylers other six string guitarist, Graham Whitford, provides a comic thrill.
He started shaking violently at the table and swatted his head uncontrollably.
At the Grammy Awards last February Jeff was bashfully unsettled at being prodded to the stage to co-accept the award for Herbies arrangement of Imagine along with Herbie and the other contributing artists. Jeff said where in Hancocks retort with an appreciative smile was Yeah, man but those were the best eight notes.
Music fans have always cherished lines and notes they can remember, play in their head, and wait with anticipation as their turn comes round in the song being performed.