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.
The band’s recent singles Cakewalk and Recurring Dream 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 and 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!
2015 Live dates
Friday 19th June - Matt and Phreds, Manchester
Saturday 20th June - South Devon Arts Centre, Totnes
24th - 28th June - Glastonbury x 4
Saturday 4th July - Harwich Festival of the Arts
Saturday 11th July - Glasdenbury, Newton Abbot
Sunday 19th July 2015 - The Fleece, Bristol
Thursday 23rd July - Secret Garden Party
Sunday 26th July - Molly’s Bar - WOMAD
Friday 31st July - Port Eliot Festival
Saturday 1st August - Bimble Bandada
6th - 8th August - Buskers Bern, Switzerland
Sunday 9th August - Wickham Festival
Friday 14th August - Boomtown Festival
Saturday 15th August - River Cottage
16th August - Rollright Fayre
Saturday 29th August - Watchet Festival
Sunday 30th August - Parklands Festival, Helmsley, Yorkshire
10th - 13th September : Bestival
19th - 21st September : Looe Festival
“Imagine Suggs, The Clash and Paolo Nutini mixing a musical Ska recipe ..” - Glasswerk Magazine
“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.” - Ringmaster Review
“Imagine Madness with 2 drops of LSD. Totally original, completely non-contrived vaudeville psychobilly. That’s a new one…” - Joyzine
For more information on live dates and the band visit www.tankusthehenge.com