A Rollercoaster Ride
Have you ever fallen in love with something that equally baffles and intrigues you?
Encountering it, you don’t quite understand what you’re seeing but that doesn’t even matter; what matters is the warm feeling it’s creating in your heart and that ridiculous grin you don’t even bother dropping.
When you need something fun, quirky and surprisingly touching: check out Tank and The Bangas.
Listening to this band is a rollercoaster ride in itself, but watching Tank and The Bangas is something else. The sheer joy they bring takes you on a wild journey to some unexpectedly real places.
There’s no one quite like the playful, expressive, soulful Tarriona “Tank” Ball.
Tarriona “Tank” Ball’s voice and presence are big and versatile, and her onstage relationship with Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph is excitingly seamless, joyful and conversational — as Bob Boilen of NPR puts it: “like two best friends finishing one another’s sentences.”
A mix of R&B, hip-hop, jazz, funk, soul and blues — this band takes you for a ride.
I first encountered Tank and The Bangas through the 2017 NPR Tiny Desk Contest. Until you’re fortunate enough to see them live, here is a fun taste of their captivating music: