Tankus The Henge: On Tour
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Tankus The Henge: On Tour

Glasswerk are proud to present the dapper Tankus The Henge. Musically stretching to the far corners of musical genres the wild and wonderful world of Tankus The Henge projects madness like you have never seen into their live performances, more the reason you should catch them on the following dates:

[Click on dates for tickets]

21st October – Scala, London
04th November – Studio2, Liverpool
05th November – Gullivers, Manchester

At the end of a busy summer Tankus the Henge release ‘Smiling Makes The Day Go Quicker’. Already a crowd favourite and a set closer this anthem of hope in the face of adversity is the final single from their first album.

Both the band’s previous singles ‘Cakewalk’ and ‘Recurring Dream’ featured on Alex Lester’s Radio 2 show as well as Chris Hawkins’ 6 Music show.

The Tankus the Henge sound draws from a multitudinous array of influences including rock, ragtime, reggae, blues, funk, punk and soul.

Veering between the Beatles and Blur then over to Tom Waits, The Doors and The Queens of the Stone Age theirs is a big new music possibly best described as:

Like The Clash from New Orleans

Nikolaj Torp Larsen – The Specials

Having performed over 100 times in 2015 already the fantastic Tankus the Henge live show ebbs and flows like a small boat on a turbulent sea. In the last few weeks alone they’ve played 30 festival shows including Isle of Wight, Glastonbury, Boomtown, Port Eliot, WOMAD, Wickham and Watchet.

Tankus festival shows in Europe have so far included Benicassim in Spain, Lott in Germany, WOMAD in Gran Canaria, Penabilli in Italy and Bern in Switzerland.

With their charismatic frontman, Jaz Delorean, looking like a lost character from a Terry Gilliam film Tankus the Henge launch into their live shows like a band possessed. Jaz grew up around Carters Steam Fair, the vintage funfair still touring the country today, and brings the fairground experience to the Tankus the Henge stage set.

Imagine Suggs, The Clash and Paolo Nutini mixing a musical Ska recipe ..

Glasswerk Magazine

The song Smiling Makes The Day Go Quicker is an anthem for a world of broken promises and dreams gone awry, and while it follows a central character of a girl whose small town gets enveloped by the city, it is fundamentally hopeful. There may be a light at the end of the tunnel, and yes, it may be a train, but if you don’t get hit by it, it may take you far away from here again.

There is also a growing number of people with unique Smiling Makes The Day Go Quicker tattoos, however, it doesn’t include anyone in the band.

“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

It’s wild isn’t it.”
(Recurring Dream)
Alex Lester BBC Radio 2

A band I was turned onto by The Wonderstuff’s Miles Hunt. Great name, ..’Tankus the Henge’. This is entitled ‘Smiling Makes The Day Go Quicker’, …doesn’t it just.
Gary Crowley

….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 emerging throughout the eleven tracks – it’s an exciting mélange of sound.”
Simon Wells (Guardian, Record Collector)

Tankus the Henge headline The Scala, Kings Cross, on 21st October 2015.

For more information on live dates and the band visit www.tankusthehenge.com

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