MMOC Blog #49 - 'Jumping Sharks' Message From Tyler
Brad Laucheret from GCR Audio, and Mike Santillo and Justin Smith from Mammoth Recording Studios were all fantastic to work with. They made these recordings sound fresher than my usual 1968-ish approach. But we still retained that throwback Classic Rock feel. Dave and I are probably most into bands like The Beatles, The Band and Neil Young, while Alan is more of a fan of modern Rock and Anthony is an unabashed Dead-head, so our influences meshed in a way that made sense to all of us.
As much as I wanted the songs to play as a thought-out album, we also wanted them to each stand out on their own. I remember mentioning I wouldn’t be opposed to somehow making the album play on constant shuffle, somewhat like a choose your own adventure novel. But as we finished up the final sessions a running order began to take shape, as well as an overall theme........read more
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Tyler Calkins -Late To Fly
'Classic Rock For Today'
In 2008, singer and songwriter Tyler Calkins set out to create a sound reflecting the songwriting techniques of the sixties and seventies, while also utilizing modern and contemporary rock aspects. Marshmellow Overcoat features Alan Hancock, Dave Verbocy and Anthony Cavallaro alongside Tyler. Based out of Bradford, Pennsylvania, Tyler & Marshmellow Overcoat perform most often in Western PA and NY State. With over 300 original and cover songs in its repertoire and several decades of combined experience, the band keeps people dancing, singing, and entertained show after show - Making it one of the most popular bands in the Southern Tier. MMOC's music and professional equipment fits almost any occasion from the most intimate events to the largest stages. Tyler is also available for solo acoustic guitar and piano gigs - Click CONTACT for booking information.
Marshmellow Overcoat's Self-Titled LP
Marshmellow Overcoat brings Classic Rock up to date with the release of their new self-titled album. The Pennsylvania band’s most fully-realized work yet, the album features the singles “The Room Spins Around,” “Marshmellow Overcoat," "See the Plan" and many more standout throwback Rock songs.
The LP is the first to feature the four-piece lineup of Tyler Calkins (Vocals, Guitars, Piano and Songwriting), Anthony Cavallaro (Drums), Jason Wood (Bass and Backing Vocals) and Alan Hancock (Guitar).
“It’s my favorite of ours so far, but that’s easy to say right after the fact. We’ll play the tunes out as much as we can this year and we’ll know for sure. Seeing the crowd reaction is the best part."-Tyler