2021 - Booked So Far

 

 

A genre bending, never ending, furious and joyous force. On the road most of the time, defined by movement, groove and the search for adventure, Tankus the Henge have been making and breaking their own rules for a while now.
Originally based around the songwriting of singer/pianist Jaz Delorean and inspired by the hard graft ethics of an early 20th Century travelling show, Tankus the Henge will often play upwards of one hundred gigs a year in Europe. They have performed on stages across the world, from New Orleans to Albania, most places in between, including Glastonbury Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, WOMAD, and countless others. 

Their funk-fuelled repertoire is wildly eclectic, ranging from explosive rock riffs to New Orleans swing, and an insatiable love for a good singalong round the piano. 

 

Jaz spent years working in the funfair and circus world, so the idea of running an independent rock ’n’ roll band in a similar way made sense - relentless touring, a bus full of vagabond musicians, and everything original, live and grassroots. Gradually, through two albums and a marvellously shifting lineup, the Tankus the Henge sound was conceived. 

 

Tim Fulker (guitar) joined just before the self titled debut was released and hurls his unique concoction of huge riffs and fingerstyle playing into the pot. With Jaz and Tim stomping around at the front, the Tankus horns, George Simmonds (trombone) and João Mello (sax, keys, guitar) add wooze and spectacular fireworks on top of the rhythm section powered by Franco Pellicani (drums) and Dan Hipkin (bass). Dan has taken over live bass duties from Tom Sinnett who has stepped back to concentrate on studio work and string arranging.  

 

The next full length album will be released in December 2020, with supporting tour dates in many cities. 

 

“What do they know that we do not know? And most importantly, how could we have lived without them for so long?”
Rolling Stone France

 

“That’s wonderful, ..I love that. It reminds me of a mixture of early Kinks, Squeeze and a bit of Blur mashed in. His voice is his own, …so great. I love it.” (Smiling Makes The Day Go Quicker)  Dave Davies – The Kinks

 

 

“Like The Clash from New Orleans” – Nikolaj Torp Larsen – The Specials

 

“….a virtual carnival of sound that’s high on energy and deep on soul. With copious helpings of R&B, blues, funk, disco, Django, a dose of Dexy’s, a drop of Ray Davies and a pinch of Madness … – it’s an exciting mélange of sound.” – Simon Wells (The Guardian)

 

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Joey the Lips gigs are a hi-energy show featuring high quality vocals, a driving rhythm section and killer horns. It's now a huge 25 years on the road during which the band has played throughout the UK and Europe across a huge variety of venues. From TV chat shows to headlining to a 10,000 audience at music festivals. From supporting Will Young, Bob Geldof & The Boomtown Rats, Toyah, Heaven 17, The Real Thing & Edwin Starr to performing at the British Formula 1 Grand Prix Silverstone and celebrity weddings, notably Eamonn Holmes & Ruth Langsford.

 

Originally formed as a soul outfit the band has since diversified and whilst Soul is still the staple diet we now describe the show as 'Funky Soul, Blues & Disco Revue! Today's set is very diverse; from 'Gimme Some Lovin' (Spencer Davis Group) to Beyonce's 'Crazy in Love'. From 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough' to Queen's 'Don't Stop Me Now' and the band's storming finale of the B52's Love Shack - with a heavy metal medley thrown in!

Described as sharp, alternative rock with a dark, heavy edge, 50 Year Storm are an unsigned three-piece from the Cornish coast. Formed in the Autumn of 2016, the trio quickly grabbed the attention of BBC Introducing with their 'riffs and dreams' songwriting philosophy, going on to perform regularly across the UK and rocking prominent slots at numerous festivals.

 

After the success of their single Bulleit, 50 Year Storm were invited to play for the American whiskey brand Bulleit at their annual Bulleit Palooza festival in Vienna, going on to later receive an endorsement.

 

"The ferocity on tracks like 'Naughty Coffee' and 'Cold Teeth' is just incredible... flippin' bravo" - BBC Introducing.

"The guitars are as sharp as a razor and the drums pound like a Viking warship at full pelt" - Listen With Monger reviewing single 'Bulleit'.

 

With new single 'SWEET LOU' out now, be sure to follow these stormy rockers.

 

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