Ratings and Reviews
The Phenomenal Tank
Quickie encompasses in one track the many facets of TATB. Here you get Tarriona "Tank" Balls soulful sultry voice in full force and also a taste of her spoken word style. Listening closely you can even hear the band's take on New Orleans' bounce music and many other genres. This track could easily be pulled apart to make an entire LP. It's whimsical and diverse for all kinds of folks' tastes. Just learned that Quickie is responsible the group's big NPR music's tiny desk win. This band's trajectory is to the moon and stars.
NOLA at its finest
I have been on this band for the past 4 years and I can't say enough how much I love them. This is music for your soul and can will get you dancing!!!!! Get into them.
I'm here for it !!
Love TANK And the Bangas, I already know all the words to this !! Keep bangin out y'all !! 👏🏽👏🏽❤️
About Tank and the Bangas
Active since 2011, Tank & the Bangas are a New Orleans, Louisiana-based R&B band fronted by Tarriona Ball, aka Tank, a singer and poet who can wail like Patti LaBelle, scold like Millie Jackson, and soliloquize like Jill Scott. The band's instrumental core, capable of shifting from classic soul and funk to hip-hop, reggae, and rock, consists of musical director and drummer Joshua Johnson, keyboardist Merell Burkett, keyboardist and bassist Norman Spence, and saxophonist and flutist Albert Allenback. They're joined by a cast of supplemental musicians that has included background vocalists Angelika Joseph and Kayla Jasmine. Think Tank, their debut studio album, was released independently in 2013. It was followed by a pair of recordings that documented hometown gigs: The Big Bang: Live at Gasa Gasa in 2014 and Jazzfest in 2015. In 2017, Tank & the Bangas reached a new audience when they prevailed over 6,000 fellow aspiring acts to win NPR's third Tiny Desk Contest. The vote, from a panel of musicians and experts, was unanimous. A concert EP, Live Vibes, followed in 2018 as part of the annual Record Store Day. ~ Andy Kellman
- New Orleans, LA