The duo was formed in 1991 in Dallas Texas and has performed concerts and events all over the metroplex and surrounding cities. The keyboard music is inspired by the jazz concept of organist Jimmy Smith and multi-keyboardist Herbie Hancock; the guitar music by the jazz and blues concept of Wes Montgomery, George Benson and Earl Klugh.
Clyde began his music career in 1951 and is self-taught; playing the drums and bass guitar. At age 16, he was inspired to play the Hammond B3 Organ by his mentor, the late great Jimmy Smith. He had the honor to play live on stage with Jimmy on several occasions. Clyde continues to play keyboard, bass and computer drums and is the Majik in the group.
His many accolades include concerts with Freddy King, Hank Crawford, James Clay, David Fathead Newman, Marshal Ivory, Lou Donaldson, Billy Ocean, Lou Rawls, Doc Severinsen, Ray Charles and many other greats over the years.
Wes began his music career in 1957 and is also self-taught; playing the guitar. At age 10, Wes recorded his original composition entitled Dianna. He was inspired by the late great Wes Montgomery and the early recordings of George Benson. Wes has had the honor to exchange licks with George and have his GB10 guitar setup and autographed by George. Wes is the Touch in this dynamic duo.
His many accolades include band leader for the late Johnny Taylor and many concert tours with The Ohio Players, B.B. King, Boby Blue Bland, Tyrone Davis, Betty Wright, Millie Jackson, Etta James, The Spinners, The O'Jays, The Temptations, Kirk Whalum, Gladys Knight, The Jackson's and Jesse Jackson's Operation PUSH tour. Quincy Jones was his sponsor in The Tops in Blue US Air Force. He is also in the HBO film "Americas Dream" as guitarist Earl the Pearl