Tesla Band Members

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Tesla formed in Sacramento, California in late 1981 by bassist Brian Wheat and guitarist Frank Hannon as City Kidd. Lead vocalist Jeff Keith, drummer Troy Luccketta and guitarist Tommy Skeoch joined them by 1984… The band City Kidd was renamed Tesla during the recording of their first album, 1986’s Mechanical Resonance, on the advice of their manager that City Kidd was not a great name (in addition, there was already another band going by that name). The band derived their name, certain album and song titles, and some song content from events relating to inventor and electrical engineer Nikola Tesla… (from Wikipedia)
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Jeff Keith, lead vocals
Frank Hannon, guitar
Tommy Skeoch, guitar
Brian Wheat, bass
Troy Luccketta, drums

hair albums & top 40 songs

Mechanical Resonance (1986)
The Great Radio Controversy (1989) – Love Song #10
Five Man Acoustical Jam (1990) – Signs #8
Psychotic Supper (1991)
Bust a Nut (1994)

post-hair albums

Time’s Makin’ Changes – The Best of Tesla (1995)
Replugged Live (2001)
Standing Room Only (2002)
Into the Now (2004)
Real to Reel (2007)
Real to Reel, Vol. 2 (2007)
A Peace of Time (2007)
Forever More (2008)
Gold (2008)
Alive in Europe (2010)
Twisted Wires & the Acoustic Sessions (2011)
Simplicity (2014)
Mechanical Resonance Live (2016)
Shock (2019)
Five Man London Jam (Live at Abbey Road) (2020)

live shows

“Love Song” from Five Man Acoustical Jam 1990

Tesla – Song and Emotion (Live) Hangin’ With MTV 1992

Tesla live at Orange County Fairgrounds, Middletown, NY (June 2, 1989)