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Basic info
Name Tar Beach
Formed On 1999
# of Members 6
Homepage www.tarbeachband.com
 
Contact/Booking info
Name Dave
Phone 610-704-0647
E-mail booking@tarbeachband.com
Misc

Description
A 6-Piece Pop-Rock Groove-Funk Fusion based out of NYC and Philly. With head bob-inflicting grooves, infectious melodies, and an energetic live show filled with improvisations and personality Tar Beach is quickly becoming one of the regions best kept secrets. An eclectic mix of instrumentation consolidated to form one wall of sound results in a sonic blend that seems different and fresh yet at the same time eerily familiar and comforting. That is Tar Beach.

Roster
Dave - Lead Vocals, Harmonica, Percussion
Bryan - Violin, vocals
Ned - Lead Guitar, vocals
Steve - Acoustic Guitar, vocals
Karim - Bass, vocals
Jim - Drums

Influences
Ben Harper, Allman Brothers, o.a.r., Dispatch, Blues Traveler, Dave Matthews Band

History
Originally formed in Easton, PA and now based in the Philadelphia Area, Tar Beach is an up-and-coming original music act that has been gaining notoriety thanks to its grass-roots approach to building a fan base. Formed in 1999, the band is known for their tightly crafted rock/pop compositions and energetic live shows. Tar Beach performances are ones that make true music lovers rejoice. There are no fireworks, light shows, or glam gear. Ask any fan, the most memorable aspect of any Beach show is the music and the emotion the band channels through it. Each song screams melody, melody, melody and the band’s instrumental harmonies are second to none.
In March of 2002, Tar Beach completed the recording of its 4-song demo at the renowned MilkBoy Recording Studios of Philadelphia. “Next Road” has been receiving local airplay, proving the compilation of infectious melodies and un-paralleled instrumentation draws the immediate attention of every listener.
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