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HOTT BAND OF THE WEEK: TYRONE WELLS (FULLERTON, CALIF.)

If you're into super-poppy singer-songwriters with a down-to-earth, folksy vibe, Tyrone Wells is for you. Mixing his love for R&B with acoustic sounds and even an organ, he creates songs that are textured and heartwarming. The overall sound on his latest disc, Hold On, is pop-rock, with real-life lyrics. You can imagine these songs playing as the soundtrack to dramatic reality show scenes on MTV (in a good way).

WHY HE'S HOTT: He sings sweet, simple songs with heart.

SEE 'EM LIVE: 8 p.m. Friday at 20th Century, 3021 Madison Road, Oakley. $8-$10. 513-791-8000.