Wednesday, March 14, 2012

10 Seconds With: Tyrone Wells

Tyrone Wells’ fourth full-length album, “Where We Meet“, ushers in a new beginning for the critically acclaimed singer-songwriter. Not only is it his first full-length release since leaving a major label, it signifies his next evolution. Embracing both sides of his sound,

Wells seamlessly balances acoustic vulnerability and pop rock irresistibility over the course of eleven unforgettable anthems. Ultimately, Where We Meet is the perfect place for Wells to start anew while keeping the same ethic that has won him his loyal fan base from his early independent days.

MS: I’ve been watching much of “The Voice” this year, way more than I ever paid attention to “American Idol” - at least they don’t put people on there that can’t sing, I feel that is such a waste of  my time as a viewer. Tell me how you relate to shows like that?

TW: Ya know, I have some good friends that are on “The Voice” this year, actually. Tony Lucca, he’s opened for me a few times, and I know some other people, but I think Tony has gotten the furthest so far. More power to them, I think it’s just another way to do what we do. You just want to get your music and your voice out there. As someone who has been out there touring, and working really hard and playing literally hundreds of shows every year, for the last several years, it does feel like a bit of a short cut when they get on that show as they have millions upon millions of viewers, just like that. But, that does no always mean ongoing success. I happened to be at a club where one of the winners of “American Idol” was playing and I was blown away that I happen to do as well or better in ticket sales, I couldn’t believe it, I’m not saying which one it was.

MS: Yeah, no worries you don’t have to.

TW: I’m not saying I’m better than this person, I’m simply saying that that type of exposure doesn’t always create lasting fans.

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