Finally, Sunday night it was time to see Tyrone Wells! I bought a ticket to this show when he first posted his dates and I think it was originally suppose to be April 29. Then it got moved to April 28 and then it got moved to May 6 and at first I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to make it or not because Hanson hadn’t yet released the details for their members only event. But in the end, everything worked out all right.
The opening act was Joe Brooks, who apparently almost everyone in the audience was there to see. I overheard some of the theater workers saying they thought that a lot of people might leave after his set. I knew nothing about him going in to the show, did a quick google search on him on my phone before his set, and by the time he was done I was in love. I didn’t keep track of his setlist but a lot of people were recording the show so maybe I can piece something together from youtube at a later date. You can find out more about joe at his website – http://www.joebrooks.com
I had been listening to Tyrone’s CD non stop for a couple of days before the show and was beyond ready to see a set from him again (previously I had not seen him since the Rock Boat in 09). He told some great stories during his set and had a lot of great things to say. He talked about how women have a lot to deal with because of magazines and the medias portryal of them and if there is a guy that doesn’t like you for who you are then he isn’t the guy for you. He also talked about how he saw a statistic that if you have a car and a roof over your head you are in the top 3% of weath in the world (or something like that.) He teased about how a lot of people don’t realize that he is white because his name is Tyrone and how his parents didn’t seem to realize they were white based on the names of him and his sisters. Although I think my favorite story was about a guy named Sam. I think I heard him tell this story once before – but he was playing at a swap meet and he heard a girl on her phone saying that “Some Guy” was performing Sea Breeze. Apparently Sam had told the girl he liked that he had written it for her and Tyrone had to convince this girl that it was indeed his song and not Sam’s. Finally she believed him and then mentioned another song asking if it was his too. He had said no, because the title didn’t match any of his songs. But when she sang a couple of lines, he realized that too was his song and this Sam character was playing Tyrone’s songs and trying to pass them off as his own!
Tyrone also can yodel and treated us to a song with yodeling. I’ll try to post video of it soon! He also did a medley of covers – Straight Up, Everybody Dance Now and Beat It. He mocked us all for only being really enthusiastic on the BEAT IT! BEAT IT! and not knowing the rest of the chorus. (Guilty as charged lol)
Tyrone has a great voice and was very entertaining and I definitely recommend that you check him out if he is coming to your town on his tour! If not, pick up his new album, Where We Meet which is available now! (And I will be reviewing it on the site in the next couple of months as I try to figure out the best way to start incorporating CD Reviews)
Run Away With Me / No Woman No Cry
Where We Meet
Sink or Swim
Give Me One Reason (w/ Joe Brooks)
You Still Love Me
Baby Dont You Change
I Can’t Save You Now
Straight Up / Everybody Dance Now / Beat It
Wondering Where You Are