Fronted by some creative spellers (really, we looked up the song title "Jizz" in our spell checker - a big goose egg), Sacramento based instrumental rock band Modifyde blend pop melodies with heavy riffs and jazz-influenced improvisations. Guitarist Tyson Graf wrote all twelve original instrumentals on their debut CD, Say No More, and in addition, plays all the guitars, bass, and keyboards on the album. Drummer David Peters rounded out the recording, which can be hard rocking, then laid-back, then spatial, then back to ballsy and dense. Graf has a gutsy lead style ideal for instrumental rock, is not afraid to pump his wah-wah pedal, and plays rhythm guitar with a strong, meaty delivery. You'll like where this band is headed - give them a close listen. Modifyde were originally profiled in the February-March, 2006 edition of The Undiscovered.
Tyson began playing guitar at age 13. As a teenager, he played in numerous local rock groups. Accepted to study at Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music, he graduated in 2003. After returning to his hometown of Sacramento, he brought his considerable talent and knowledge to a teaching position at Guitar Workshop. He founded Modifyde shortly thereafter, and is the band's principle songwriter and soloist. In the past year, the group has performed its energetic and dynamic live show throughout the Central Valley to positive reviews. The current Modifyde lineup also features rhythm guitarist Kolton Kammerer, bassist Alan Mehlhaff, and drummer Jeff Porter.
Work is currently underway on a new album of songs, scheduled for release in spring of 2006. The band is actively seeking representation (booking agent, manager, entertainment lawyer, etc.) to assist them in reaching their long-term goals, which include expanding their fan base, getting signed and touring extensively.
9216 Carla Way
Sacramento, CA 95826