Strange stirrings are reported from the jungle. A breeze swirls the atmosphere like a nun stirs her morning coffee. The smell of drums is heavy in the air, like a remembered punch. The natives, never ones to contemplate these things, are restless and getting restlesser. There is no unrestlesting the restlesserification of… this is where the doctor said I should stop writing.
Anthony Darmana - bass, bongos, djembe, dumbek, drum kit, mandolin, metals, (all sorts of) percussion, triangle, vox
db - bass, classical guitar, cowbell, djembe, dumbek, frog, goat hooves, guiro, kabasa, drum kit, klaves, metals, rain stick, shakers, singing bowl, tambourine, vibraslap, vox, x-ray bongos
His Cheap Moves - bass, ribbed fanta bottle, ukulele, vox
Jared Campbell - bass, flex-itone, kazoo, slightly obscene liver enhancing shaker, mandolin, trombone, metals, shakers, vox
Tom Van Dyke - bass, drum kit, shakers
We began our journey near the end of 2008, six long-time friends who happened to be musicians and had never tried playing together as a band. Five years and almost 150 shows later, we find ourselves enjoying success far beyond anything we could have expected from a half-dozen musical weirdos who just wanted to see what it would sound like, and for this we thank all of our friends and fans.
As some of you know, brYan tilford, one of our members, passed away in 2014, leaving five survivors and countless people heartbroken. Our continuing efforts were never in doubt; we’re still five brothers in sound, marveling along with our audience at the noise we make, even though it has changed with Bryan’s absence. We can still hear his voice ghosting in our harmonies, and his melodic flourishes in our arrangements, but we continue to grow and adapt, as we’ve done for the last five years. Every band is a novel in constant progress. To honor brYan’s contribution, we’ve decided to end the chapter on Brevard Busking Coalition, and begin a new one with a new name — Oranga Tanga.