Tankus The Henge
Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter
Tankus the Henge are six sharp dressed and bedraggled gentlemen hailing from some of the more eccentric parts of London Town. Their music draws from a multitudinous array of influences including rock, ragtime, reggae, blues, funk, disco, gypsy punk and Django.
With a big beat and a carnival air it will get you out of your seat and dancing the tango.
“Imagine Suggs, The Clash and Paolo Nutini mixing a musical Ska recipe ..”
“Roll up and enter the dark carnival of Tankus the Henge, you will not regret one second of its fantastic touch… one of the most thrilling and sensationally addictive releases this year.”
“Imagine Madness with 2 drops of LSD. Totally original, completely non-contrived vaudeville psychobilly. That’s a new one…”
The band’s recent single Cakewalk featured on Chris Hawkins’ 6 Music show as well as Alex Lester’s Radio 2 show. The current line-up was completed in 2011 and since then the band has been either on the road or holed up in a recording studio working on their eponymously titled debut album, released in 2013 on SRM Records. With wailing horns and a steaming piano in tow, Tankus the Henge have toured the far reaches of America, Europe, Albania and the Isle of Wight, bringing with them their electrical energy and fascinating tales of wonder and woe.
A six piece powerhouse of a band drawing visual and musical influences from old time Fairgrounds to modern day Circus; The Beatles to Tom Waits and Gogol Bordello to Radiohead, they embody a look and a sound that lies somewhere between their South East London home and the carnival town of New Orleans. With their charismatic frontman, Jaz Delorean, looking like a lost character from a Terry Gilliam film and the pump nd grind of the Tankus the Henge sound generating a groove that makes it impossible to stand still, their live show ebbs and flows like a small boat on a turbulent sea.
Any other band who billed themselves as “the most fantastic band in the world” would rightly quake in their boots at having to live up to such fanfare.
Tankus the Henge defy you to contradict them!