TYT shows off fresh young lineup.
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Over the last year, Bay Area party band TYT (which stands for Today, Yesterday and Tomorrow) has radically changed its lineup. The only members of the band that have been around since the group formed in 2001 are lead vocalist Keith Hames and drummer Ricky Stewart.
Hames says that TYT is better than ever due to the personnel changes, which include the addition of saxophone player Garry Jones and female vocalists Ginger Maghoney and Yvette Pylant.
Another new aspect of the band is a change in material. “We’ve gone more into a funky thing,” Hames says. “We were doing a lot of old-school female standards.”
Also, TYT has begun to focus heavily on the “Today” part of their band’s name, due in part to the fact that Maghoney and Pylant are in their mid-20s. Now, in addition to Parliament, Funkadelic, and L.T.D. covers, the group is playing current hits by contemporary artists like Beyonce and Shakira.
Hames says that the best part about the new lineup is the dedication to getting the audience into the act. The vocalist says that TYT gets the crowd fired up by doing number of call and response songs.
TYT play Friday and Saturday at 9pm at Sly McFly’s, 700 Cannery Row, Monterey. 649-8050.