Tank and The Bangas, the talented New Orleans music group, released a live performance of their latest single, “Nice Things.” The Best of the Beat Award winners have proven themselves to be a standout group in the New Orleans music scene and their new video will push that title even further.
Tank, offstage known as Tarriona Ball, is the front woman of the band who combines a wicked imaginative voice with swag, style and unbelievable vocal range. “Nice Things” features her switchups from a light, airy-sounding voice to her deep, R&B soul. With a killer woman in front, the rest of the band backs her up with finesse while creating a sound unlike any other- soul, hip-hop, deep-groove R&B and subtle jazz all looped into one cohesive arrangement that presents exactly the uniqueness derived from New Orleans music.
The bands instrumental core consists of musical director and drummer Joshua Jackson, keyboardist Merell Burkett, keyboardists and bassist Norman Spence, and saxophonist and flutist Albert Allenback. Winner of NPR’s 2017 Tiny Desk Contest, the group was chosen out of 6,000 groups because of their undeniable musical explosion.
Check out the Kyle Goldberg-directed video for “Nice Things” below.
Last night (April 11), the band appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, where they performed “Nice Things” live.
Tank and the Bangas will appear at the 50th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on May 4, a day after releasing their sophomore studio album, Green Balloon. Click here to pre-order the album. After Jazz Fest, Tank and the Bangas will perform at the Sugar Ball. Get tickets here.