Tyrone Shoelace’s music was recently described as a “wild and sexy eclectic mix of reggae, funk and groovin rhythms that surge ones soul. The band is a talented mesh or cross-section of musicians from various decades that communicate well together and learn from each other to add to this band's success. There’s a positive interplay among the artists. The music at first had an almost funk reggae feel which then suddenly loomed into an explosion of energy with an experimental, trendy, edgy flare with its techno/synthesizer sound that surges excitement and spirit to the listener.” Annette Versage - Fairfield County Music Reporter
Thanks Annette, we couldn’t have said it better. Since the band's inception, Tyrone’s sound has continued to evolve into a wild mix of genres - rock, reggae, dub, funk, jam band and even some disco-esque rhythms - culminating in the third CD/Album, Shoot The Radio being released in March of 2016!
Written, recorded and mixed entirely in Norwalk CT, Shoot The Radio takes on a Norwalk feel with a reference to Sheffield Island on In The Garden and the song I Didn’t Notice which is about growing up on Lexington Ave in South Norwalk. Proud to put Norwalk, CT on the map, the album features a rap by Norwalk native Leo TheFuture Futerelli and was mixed by three-time Grammy winner & Norwalk resident Phil Magnotti. The album cover was created by another Norwalker, Dave Lindsay of Lindsay Media. This record truly captures Tyrone's ever evolving sound and mash up of genres. It has a much more reggae feel and incorporates some electronica dub for the first time.
The title song, Shoot The Radio has a simple reggae shuffle beat which then morphs into a rap featuring Leo TheFuture Futerelli and his take on growing up with the radio. The first single, In The Garden was released on February 12, 2016 and the full album was released on March 4, 2016 with the sterling efforts of Rabbit House Records. Since then the album has been spinning on 99.5 WPLR Newhaven, 89.5 WPKN Bridgeport as well as CIgnet and multiple I Heart Radio Stations!
Tyrone Shoelaces is:
Chuck Chesler: Piano, Organ, Wurlitzer, Synths, Vocals
Sam Wagner: Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Michael Galgano: Electric & Acoustic Guitars
Phillip “P” Smith: Bass
The TSL Horns:
Joseph Meo: Saxophones
Mark Zaleski: Saxophones
Marshall Rauh: Trombone
The TSL Ladies:
Sarah Golley: Vocals
Elana Zabari: Vocals
Chelsea Clemens: Vocals