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Tequilla Mockingbyrd – three of a kind!

Tequilla Mockingbyrd – three of a kind!      
 
This band is young, dynamic and fresh; they make their way in country music, with their own style of music, which is very pleasant to listen at.
They actually started, when Tyler Wade and Brandon Wallace were put together, to play on a festival, both get along quite well and so there have been thoughts, to work together.
Tyler Wade the guitarist & vocalist, came from a hard working Texan family, with strong, moral and also ethic thinking. He has been in the Texas bar scene since the age of 18. I cite Tyler Wade, he once said, quote, "Music has allowed me to go to places, meet people and do things I would have never been able to otherwise, unquote. He knew that he had to work hard, to get what he wants. One line of a song, tells you the exact words, it called “Rising From Nothing”. It is more about the fight in the dog, not the dog in the fight.
 
Then there was Brandon Wallace, he had to walk the hard way, to become a professional bassist in country music. He was a former Fire Fighter/Medic for nine years, until a line of duty injury took his career away from him. He played guitar for quite a few years, but the accident left him with a nerve damage and partial paralysis in his hands. He was no longer able to make chords with his left hand. After several years he discovered the 8 string octave bass, and developed a method of playing, that allowed him to compensate for his injuries. He is currently the only bassist in Texas country music that uses one exclusively.
 
Shortly after Tyler and Brandon decided to stay together, they found Mikey Leedy, the drummer; he is the only member that is not from Vernon Texas. He comes from Amarillo and Mikey is a third generation musician, from a very musically and talented family. Mikey did bull riding in the circuit, for many years, before he turned back to his roots as a professional musician. He got a nick name from his fans; they called him „Animal”!
So after these three nice guys match perfectly together, they hit the country road!!! They became a real good combination and flashed the Country scene with their appearance. They mixed a cocktail of outlaw country, southern rock and Texas country music and you can call it, a real good mélange. It burned, it was present, and it got this special kind of brand. 
Those three musicians are totally different than others, and there music makes them special, in a real nice way. Sure - the sound is far away from the old country music we know, but the times are changing, and it is still country music - it rocks! To them this kind of music - fit like a glove.
There songs tell stories, about the daily life, about struggling and standing up again. Certain situations, we all had to undergo somehow, one way or another. They try to walk the audience through emotions and all the memories, they keep deep inside of them and which they don´t want to lose.
Tyler, Brandon and Mikey left the one way road and went into another direction; they present their public a lot of emotion and power, that special kind of feeling that became rare in today’s country music.
 
Until June 2014, a new album called” Afflictions and Addictions” will be released, and they are really excited about that.
 
You can find Tequilla Mockingbyrd also at the following links:
“TequillaMockin1” on Twitter
 
Article by Gaby Agrikola for Country Music News International

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