This past summer, I learned about a funk and soul storytelling band called Tank and The Bangas. Through a friend, I learned they were chosen out of 6,000 performances as the winners of NPR’s Tiny Desk Competition. I was told to watch their Tiny Desk performance with an open mind, and I was blown away.
They were nothing I ever expected, yet are exactly what I didn’t know I needed. I was lucky enough to make it into one of their sold out shows in Washington D.C. in June. Now, I’m screaming from the top of The Tiger Hotel, “you CANNOT MISS your opportunity to see Tank and The Bangas at Rose Music Hall on September 22nd!”
This New Orleans-based band brings a bold taste of soul, R&B, hip hop and spoken word. Lead singer Tarriona “Tank” Ball is an award winning poet whose voice, lyrics, and theatrics truly command a room and take even the most skeptical crowd member on a head bobbing journey. The entire band compliments each other on the same unique wavelength of musical genius.
Check out their NPR Tiny Desk Concert:
See what I mean? Now, just imagine that performance, but not in an office.
Tank and The Bangas command any crowd they want to take to ‘Bangaville,’ fly off of a roller coaster or throw a party with. They will have you grooving physically and moved emotionally. They tell real life stories through such tight musicianship that it almost seems unreal.
Be the person who can say they got to experience Tank and The Bangas at Rose Music Hall before they totally dominated the music industry.
See you on Friday! Don’t be late! Sweet Crude is kicking off the show at 8:30pm.
Get your tickets HERE.
P.S. TATB might even throw in a cover of Outkast’s, “Hey Ya,” just so you can know what real love feels like.