A night before show dinner saw Tylers other six string guitarist, Graham Whitford, provides a comic thrill.
He started shaking violently at the table and swatted his head uncontrollably.
However Jeff has always chosen that path sparingly and wisely so that tunes like 'Scatterbrain' and 'Big Block' are always fresh, vigorous, and dont become shop worn.
As you might imagine it's proved quite a challenge, led to at least one malfunctioning laptop, some lost e-mails and a wobbly file or two, but we got there in the end.
He could play the theme to 'Star Wars' on a whoopee cushion." The humor of the whoopee cushion is right up Jeffs alley.
It also allows the listener at times to relate to little inflected lines from other past artists and peers like 'Low Rider' done on this past tour and reverting back through the career catalogue 'Strangers In the Night and 'Groovin' among others.
We trust at the very least he will be joining Jeff and band for the soon to be re-released updated 2011 version of Sylvester Stewarts (Sly Stone)I Want To Take You Higher. When we heard about Martin Power's new biography of Jeff Beck, "Hot Wired Guitar" that is set for worldwide release the end of September 2011, we were of course eager for details.
So, we dug up his email address, emailed him and Martin graciously replied. I was just finishing my e-mail to you when your name popped up in my Inbox! To begin, I first approached Omnibus Press almost a decade ago regarding the possibility of writing a biography about Jeff.
Yet when those lines are weaved into the performance they all sound like Jeff, as if the original tunes had indeed been written for him although we know they werent. After espousing how Jeff Beck was his favorite guitarist and loving being able to go out on the road with him, young Tyler Bryant turned and asked me, Have you ever seen Jeff lose it on-stage?