They won the Tiny Desk Contest, opened for artists like Lianne La Havas and PJ Morton and last year they blew away a sold-out BIRD and festivals throughout Europe. On Tuesday 19 February they’ll bring their energetic mix of R & B, rock, gospel, hip hop and spoken word to Annabel. All the way from New Orleans: Tank and the Bangas!
Tiny Desk Contest
Fronted by Tarriona ‘Tank’ Ball – an award-winning spoken word performer before she started the band – Tank and the Bangas give a unique twist to the sound of New Orleans. They alternate (almost without you noticing) between laid-back jazz, humorous spoken word and rhythmic blues. One moment you’ll be listening to tearjerking storytelling on a track like ‘Rollercoasters,’ the next you’ll be taken along in the energetic funk of ‘Quick’ and a minute later the band wins the Tiny Desk Contest. It’s obvious you need to check this award-winning desk jam in preparation to the concert, but you should also definitely listen to their album Think Tank. Good vibes guaranteed!
Support: Sweet Crude.