Don't Come Easy reaches its 30th Anniversary and we celebrate with a new merchandise line!
Updated: Apr 17
March 19, 1991…
Brooke St. James is followed home from a local record store by three young ladies holding brand new vinyl records in their hands. They eventually call out his name when he reaches the porch of our shared band apartment in Staten Island, New York and soon after, the rest of the band come outside and sign our first-ever copies of DON’T COME EASY. And so it began.
It’s impossible for me to convey what it’s like for a musician to see their finished album in stores, or to hear themselves on the radio for the first time, or to hear the roar of a large crowd when the lights go down. It’s the best feeling in the world. And while we all had dreams of rock and roll stardom, success and excess, what we got was so much more than that. Because here we are, thirty years later, and it’s an album that is still talked about, still beloved by so many and still played regularly by fans all over the world. None of us could have seen that coming. We are all so grateful for the wonderful journey you have taken (and are still taking) with us, and it all started thirty years ago today.
It’s a shame that we can’t play a gig to mark the occasion but we have to celebrate somehow so it’s with a very happy heart that we can announce that we have gone into partnership with the good people at JCPL to finally release an official Tyketto merchandise line. Previously, you would have to have made it to a show to get a cool Tyke t-shirt but now we have a brand new line of band goodies that are available year round and worldwide.
To start we have the classic Tyketto Logo t-shirts in a variety of colors as well as the classic logo ¾ sleeve Baseball Shirts. We also have a very special retro release of the classic 1995 Strength In Numbers, “Made In America” Tour t-shirt complete with all of the tour dates from that monumental tour and the iconic wolf’s head. You can also find that amazing design as well as the classic logo designs in a Tyketto Hoodie! We have Forever Young sweat pants, Classic logo Beanies and The Tyketto Teddy Bear!
And this is just the start! There are more designs in the works and we’ll be letting you know about them as soon as they happen.
JCPL is a Print On Demand service so you can mix and match designs, colors and sizes to your exact specifications. They do high quality work, wherever possible using Earth Positive garments, and have a wonderful track record of customer service so don’t be shy about getting in touch with not just your orders, but any new design or item ideas you might have.
All designs were created and shaped by Graeme Purdy Bell whose brilliant designs are familiar to anyone that has bought Danny Vaughn or Dan Reed merchandise. We are also very grateful to Mick Brown at JCPL for being the guiding force that got this idea off of the ground and, of course, to Julie Bootland, who watches over us all to keep things running smoothly.
We had a lot of dreams on this day in 1991 but none of them covered the love and support you all have shown this band from the start. It’s an amazing feeling and we are so fired up to play for you all again in March 2022. It’ll be here before you know it! Thank you, and we send you all our best wishes for health, peace, love and happiness from Tyketto members past and present.
The new Tyketto merchandise items are available to view on the JCPL page here: On there you will find "Buy Now" buttons under each of the product sections. When you click on that button, it will launch an email where you can let JCPL know your requirements in regards to size, colour, style and design and they will reply with a quote. Once you are happy, JCPL will send you an invoice for payment. Once paid, your order will be placed with delivery times confirmed. Should an email not automatically generate when you click on the "Buy Now" button, please manually send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with Tyketto Order in the subject box. Please note payment for any of these items will show up on your bank statement as SQ*JCPL
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The spelling mistakes above are intentional as they were on the original tee shirts!