Way way back in the wee early days before there was a modern, reborn Deep Ellum in Dallas, there was a Michael Byron --- leading the hard-pop Experts as they stormed stages all over Dallas and the Southwest. With a couple of well-received LPs (White Girls yielded the top twenty title single), The Experts, and Byron's subsequent bands Zenhouse and Big Wheels, showed you could have pop smarts, sterling musicianship, great songwriting craft (a Columbia records exec proclaimed the Experts as "the only band that writes real songs") and a reverence for rock 'n' roll's building blocks, all rolled up in one savvy package. Byron was there, sharing stages with the new guard, bringing his mod-pop and roots rock to the burgeoning scene.
PopLights magazine called Byron “like an uncaged lion on the stage – snarling, stomping, throwing out guitar riffs like sparks, and spitting out lyrical vitriol…”.
Dutch music impressario Jop Heindricks says “Byron’s songs bring the best of all of modern music's lessons together with dark literary references sung in a road-and-life weary voice…”
After a decade of suburban exile and fronting the rootsy, bluesy Infidels and the otherwise-all-female Merry and the Mood Swings (on bass!), Byron is back in not one but three active bands - AlphaDogs, a tribute to British Invasion era rock 'n' roll (plus some Byron originals), the Coppertones (classic R&B) and Model Citizen (1980's New Wave)!
In addition, there's a new collection of original material in the works --- THIS PERFECT WORLD, with all instruments, voices and songs by Michael Byron. It will mark his seventh release, spread out over three decades.