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The Electrons' Theme

2024 single (from forthcoming album)

The Electrons' Theme is the next instalment of psychedelic surf rock from  forthcoming album. 

Originally composed as a 3/4 ballad, Tyson realised it was begging for The Electrons' treatment and it instantly became the theme for the hit 1950's scifi series that never was... 

Tyson Smith: Guitar, lapsteel, synthesizer, high pitch wailing
Dayle Jellyman: Farfisa organ

Cory Champion: Drums

Tom Callwood: Bass

Meg Buisson: Voiceover

Recorded by The Electrons. Mixed and mastered Tyson Smith.

Cover illustration by Ashley Smith, cover design by Tyson Smith.

© 2024 Tyson Smith & The Electrons

Desert Road Blues

2024 single (from forthcoming album)

"Desert Road Blues " is a two part single from the forthcoming album by The Electrons. 
A regular in my solo sets, it has elements of blues, desert blue, rock and funk.

Tyson Smith: Vocals, Guitar, percussion, synthesizer, slide whistle
Dayle Jellyman: Vocals, Farfisa organ

Cory Champion: Drums

Tom Callwood: Bass

Recorded by The Electrons. Mixed and mastered Tyson Smith.

Cover picture by Ashley Smith, cover design by Tyson Smith.

© 2024 Tyson Smith & The Electrons

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Lo Nuevo

2024 single (from forthcoming album)

"Lo Nuevo" is the raw, high-energy debut single of one of my projects - The Electrons. 
It blends psychedelic rock, surf-rock and cumbia. Full album coming soon!

Tyson Smith: Guitar, percussion
Dayle Jellyman: Keyboards
 

Cory Champion: Drums

Tom Callwood: Bass

Recorded by The Electrons. Mixed and mastered Tyson Smith.

Cover picture by Ashley Smith, cover design by Tyson Smith.

© 2024 Tyson Smith & The Electrons

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Twist Through Time

2023 single

"Twist Through Time" is fundamentally a pop song -  in a dark, kitschy, twangy, funky, lofi, electro rock n roll sorta way.
When I wrote it, I had intended on recording it with just acoustic guitar & vocals, but the rock n roll beat in my Casiotone 401 fit too well.
I wound up using it as an excuse to play with some of my vintage toys:
Drum machines, synths and a twangy 60s Japanese Teisco guitar..
It comes with the extended dance mix built-in, and the gorgeous Cécilia Comelli on backing vocals!

Tyson Smith: Vocals, guitar, synths
Cécilia Comelli: Backing vocals

Recorded, mixed and mastered Tyson Smith.

Cover design by Tyson Smith.

© 2023 Tyson Smith

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Wave of Memory

2023 single

Originally composed for a collaborative event "Different Food, Different Mood" by The Sensonauts in 2021. Chef Max Gordy, myself, a lightning designer and set designer created a seven course dining experience where each course manifested a different mood or emotion.
The instrumental lap steel tune I wrote for "Nostalgia" kept popping into my head and when I was home with covid for the second time and feeling rather feverish, I was inspired to record it. 

 

Performed, recorded, mixed and mastered Tyson Smith.

Cover design by Tyson Smith, photo by Cécilia Comelli.

© 2023 Tyson Smith

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The Wild

2019 single

Performed, recorded and mixed by Tyson Smith.

Mastered by Mike Gibson.

Cover art by Tyson Smith

© 2019 Tyson Smith

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The Hollow Tree

2014 album

Tyson Smith: Vocals, Guitars, Electric Bass, Percussion
Ed Zuccollo: Moog Synthesizer
Rick Cranson: Drums

 

Produced by Tyson Smith
Drums, moog & acoustic guitar on tracks 1, 2, 4, 7 & 8 recorded by Troy Kelly at STL Audio, Wellington NZ
All other recording by Tyson Smith
Mixed by Lee Prebble at The Surgery, Wellington NZ
Mastered by Mike Gibson at Munki Mastering, Wellington NZ

Cover design by Tyson Smith, art by Ashley & Gretchen Smith

© 2014 Tyson Smith

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There's Nothing We Can't Pretend

2010 album

Tyson Smith: Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Vocals, Percussion

Johnny Lawrence: Bass

Darren Mathiassen: Drums, Percussion

Jonathan Crayford: Hammond Organ, Wurlitzer, Fender Rhodes, Moog Synthesizer

Lex French: Trumpet

Nils Olsen: Tenor & Baritone Saxophones

Lucien Johnson: Tenor Saxophone, Flute

Miguel-Arnado Gomez: Congas, Bongos

Lisa Tomlins: Backing Vocals

Chetan Ramlu: Tablas


Written and arranged by Tyson Smith and recorded and mixed by Mike Gibson and Darren Maynard at Trident Studios in Wellington, New Zealand.
Mastered by Mike Gibson.

Cover design by Tyson Smith

© 2010 Tyson Smith

OTHER ALBUMS I APPEAR ON:

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The Pale Blue Dot 

MUNDI 

2019 album

Role: I produced this album for my sister Tamara's group Mundi. 

I did additional recording after the initial recording session at The Surgery, Wellington, and also provide guitars, keys, backing vocals and percussion on the album. 
 

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Humour & The Misfortune of Others

HOLLIE SMITH

2015 album

Live at The Third Eye

FLOATING HEAD 

2022 album

Role: I was guitarist on this live album recorded at the now defunct venue The Third Eye.

Floating Head is lead by local Wellington keyboardist extraordinaire Dayle Jellyman and features his fantastic original compositions as vehicles for some fruity jams.

 

Role: I was one of the guitarists on this album.

 

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