Getting together to write your first album in over eighteen years is no easy feat, especially when the band members are spread out all over the globe. But after many successful years of touring on the heels of their classic albums DON'T COME EASY and STRENGTH IN NUMBERS, Tyketto felt it was time to introduce the fans to new music.
With recent appearances at Sweden Rock, Download, Firefest, Hard Rock Hell and Hard in Rio, the band realized they still had a huge fan base worldwide and the timing was perfect for a new album.
All the original band members agreed to make a new record, but on some conditions. *The music had to be written by the core writing team of Danny Vaughn, Brooke St. James, and Michael Arbeeny (Clayton).
*The music should have stayed true to the Tyketto roots, but at the same time the album should have reflected where the band members lives were today.
*It should rock!
Sessions for DIG IN DEEP began in 2009 ago with the exchanging of demo ideas and a few preproduction visits to Brooke's Las Vegas home. With Brooke in Vegas (and now in Wisconsin), Danny in Gibraltar (and now Spain) and Michael in New Jersey (and still in New Jersey!), the band certainly had their work cut out for them.
Michael recalls receiving the initial song demos from Danny: "As I listened to the first set of songs, I immediately drew parallels to our debut album, DON'T COME EASY. Although the words were different, many of the sentiments were the same. The themes of classic Tyketto songs such as WALK ON FIRE, WINGS and SAIL AWAY were simple: don't let anything stand in the way of what you want in life. Those sentiments are echoed in songs like THE FIGHT LEFT IN ME and DIG IN DEEP. As the months passed and the ideas became songs, we knew we were onto something very special. In typical Tyketto fashion, we collected a wide array of material. Rockers like SOUND OFF and FAITHLESS will make those "FOREVER YOUNG" fans happy, while we show our more melodic side with BATTLE LINES, MONDAY and the epic ballad THIS IS HOW WE SAY GOODBYE. LOVE TO LOVE shows off our acoustic laced rock side ala SEASONS. We feel there is something here for everyone. It is hard to meet that balance of giving fans what they want without repeating yourself. We feel DIG IN DEEP has met that balance perfectly."
The making of the album was fraught with scheduling issues, weather delays, internal differences of opinion and a myriad of other problems associated with making an record. In the end, the band’s vision was met, so now DIG IN DEEP is the perfect third chapter in the Danny Vaughn era of Tyketto.
The band debuted some of the new material at British and American shows in December 2011 to rave reviews. With a 2012 slot scheduled for Firefest and a full scale tour in the works, Tyketto keeps on doing what they do best: writing great songs and performing live for their fans.
Danny Vaughn - Lead vocals
Brooke St. James - Lead guitar & backing vocals
Jimi Kennedy - Bass guitar & backing vocals
Michael Clayton - Drums