Local music group The Tyn Tymes sign new record deal

Since 1966, Gadsden band The Tyn Tymes has been releasing music with an R&B/soul feel that specifically relates to the “beach music” genre.

The 10-member “party band” currently consists of Jerry Rickles, Ronnie Cornutt, Benny Leverton, Lowell Shirey, Charlie Freeman, Lanny and Danny Thomas, Ken Striplin, Curtis Burttram, Brian Bankston and Carl Sharpe. It recently signed a new record deal with Bentley Records.

The contract will allow the band to release new music in the form of singles by sending the company their songs for them to distribute to their network of radio stations and the Internet.

“We just accepted this offer and agreement, and we don’t know how many of those we are going to do,” Thomas said. “But we will begin by releasing one and going from there.”