Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights
Find out more about Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights, the band behind the catchy Cake Boss theme song.
Contrary to doomsayer rumor, rock music doesn't need saving. But a wake-up call is long overdue, and this is it. Actually, not just a wake-up call, but a joyous reunion of rock with its oft-forgotten prodigal twin, the roll — with papa blues and mama soul along for the ride, too. All of which makes Pardon Me the perfect introduction to one of the most electrifying young bands in America — Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights.
"We recorded it live," Tyler says of the Pardon Me sessions in Nashville with producer Jay Joyce."We were really critical about keeping things in the pocket and giving it a groove, but letting the songs breathe and feel alive was the main thing that was really important to us."
In an era of American Idol insta-stars and overnight hipster blog sensations, Tyler and the Northern Lights are a throwback in the best sense of the word. The core lineup--lead singer, guitarist Jonathan Tyler, guitarist Brandon Pinckard, drummer Jordan Cain and bassist Nick Jay--came together in 2007 with the addition of singer Mo Brown following soon thereafter.
Following their independent debut, Hot Trottin', and a series of musical showcases across the country, the band signed to Atlantic's F-Stop Music in late 2008 and began working on their major label debut.
"I don't know what's going to happen next," says Tyler. "But we're happy with what's happening now, being able to live the way we are. I can only hope our music moves people as deeply as it moved us in making it."
And so it begins. The story of Jonathan Tyler and The Northern Lights has yet to be written but, if Pardon Me is any indication, it is sure to be one hell of a wild ride.