Byron began playing guitar at age 12 and formed his first band at 13. It was apparent from the outset that Byron was a gifted and special talent; his intrigue with the guitar sent him in the direction of legendary ax men like Chuck Berry, BB King and Eric Clapton. But what took it over the top for Byron was when he first heard and saw Jimi Hendrix. Jimi touched off something in his soul that would ultimately manifest itself into a life time of comparison by many notables in the music industry.
Along his journey while eager to show case his gift Byron would play school dances, house parties and proms throughout his teen years. Later on he would join one the hottest local tour bands and they would perform in Clubs at Corporate Parties, Conventions, and Weddings all throughout Southern California.
In the 1990’s Byron began touring with the legendary soul singer Bobby Womack, the tours included performances in Japan, Europe and all over the U.S.
Byron has been the opening act for such artists as B.B.King, Michael McDonald, James Ingram, Starship, K.C. and the Sunshine Band and was for a time lead guitarist for legendary R&B group The Gap Band, and that’s a short list.
In 1997 Byron joined the legendary Buddy Miles best known as drummer for Jimi Hendrix and the band of Gypsy’s, they set out on a worldwide tour until 2002.
Later on in 2002 Byron began performing his tribute to Jimi Hendrix as THE MIRROR IMIJ EXPERIENCE, he would perform for major corporations such as Microsoft, Ted Turner, Pepsi Inc., and Disney as well as performances on both coast and Mexico before settling in Las Vegas. After his last tour with Otis Day and the Knights from the movie Animal House Byron kept himself sharp by performing the Jimi Hendrix review locally in Las Vegas with his classic rock band Bulls Eye. Shortly thereafter Byron began making plans to return to his roots of Southern California, but as faith would have it he was summoned to do the Experience Hendrix Tour 2012 alongside Hendrix bassist Billy Cox.
Reading through Byron’s resume and listening to what the legends have said about him, including those past and present members which made up the Band of Gypsy’s , One would conclude that if there ever were to have been a Jimi Hendrix school of the accomplished Hendrix guitarist a safe bet is that Byron Bordeaux would be its only Graduate.