Tankus The Henge
with: The Institutes
Friday 3 November 2017
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
£10 in advance £12 on the door
Tankus the Henge is the London based, five wheeled, funk fuelled, open top, custom paint job, rock ‘n’ roll jalopy that comes careering round the corner on a tranquil summer’s day. Ruining the silence and disturbing the bats.
Having played over 1000 shows all over the world the Tankus the Henge live experience is something to behold. Combining wild showmanship and musical dexterity their sound incorporates rock, funk, blues, ska, roots and gypsy rhythms and their songs tell stories of wonder and woe.
Since the release of their first album in 2013 the band has toured extensively across Europe and also become a favourite on the festival circuit.
“..I love that. It reminds me of a mixture of early Kinks, Squeeze and a bit of Blur mashed in. His voice is his own, …so great. I love it.” Dave Davies – The Kinks
“….a virtual carnival of sound that’s high on energy and deep on soul. With copious helpings of R&B blues, funk, disco, Django, a dose of Dexy’s, a drop of Ray Davies and a pinch of Madness emerging throughout the eleven tracks – it’s an exciting mélange of sound.” – The Guardian. Simon Wells
Institutes are an exciting alternative rock band based in the West Midlands. The core of the band having previously performed and written together since their college days, creating a tremendous genuine rapport and synergy. A strong and innovative songwriting team has emerged, marrying savvy lyrical prowess with infectious top lines set to a transcendent musical backdrop.