Tanya Goodman-Sykes and Johnny Minick launch Goodman Revival
Multiple Happy Goodmans alumni have recently formed Goodman Revival, a group paying tribute to the Happy Goodmans. Alto Tanya Goodman-Sykes, Rusty Goodman’s daughter, sang alto for the group for several years in the early 1980s, after Howard and Vestal Goodman left the group. She was on several albums that also featured Michael English on lead and mainstays Sam and Rusty Goodman. Lead singer Johnny Minick sang with Howard and Vestal when they brought the group name back from the mid-’90s through their second and final retirement in 2001. They will be joined by Johnny Minick’s son Aaron on baritone, and Tanya Goodman-Sykes’ husband Michael Sykes on piano/keyboards, as well as a full live band.
The group has an incomplete website here. Yesterday, Michael Sykes announced on Facebook that the group is tying up a few loose ends to be ready to accept bookings.
Here’s a recent video that features three of the four Goodman Revival members, with Michael Sykes on baritone instead of piano: