Tattoo is a long-surviving, well-traveled band. It started long-ago performing road overall performance, playing to crowds on Fisherman’s Wharf in san francisco bay area, and on the U.C. Berkeley campus, into the late 1970’s. They even explored the club scene and festivals around the Bay region before upgrading to Oregon in 1980. There they played in taverns, taverns and festivals around the Northwest, in the process opening the Grateful Dead, The Flying Karamazov Brothers, and Peter Rowan, before taking a trip to Alaska during the recommendation of Ken Kesey. They then wound-up going to Ketchikan, AK and rode the Alaska aquatic Highway, playing in every the towns of Southeast Alaska.
In 1986 the founding members of Tattoo moved east and stumbled on sleep in New Hampshire, and restocked the band with new performers.
Tattoo executes American Roots musical: rock’n’roll, soul, move, cajun, and originals, with a powerful connection to United states music traditions and its particular biggest exponents: Louis Armstrong, Fats Domino, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Hank Williams, the Grateful Dead, Bob Marley, the Beatles, Buddy Holly, the Supremes….
They choose songs using this vast reservoir and play them in their own personal inimitable, irresistible acoustic-jam-band-style, while you dance, or simply relax and listen
The lineup consist of:
- Marcel Collard—vocals, standup bass
- Paul Day—vocals, drums
- Fred Simmons—vocals, trombone, electric guitar, tambourine
- Leslie Vogel—vocals, piano, accordion
- Walden Whitham—vocals, saxophone, clarinet, flute, rubboard
Tattoo has actually learned from several years of knowledge, above their particular native skills, the ways getting people dancing while also offering a geniune and gratifying music knowledge. Whatever age-group it's possible to be an integral part of, or whatever an element of the country you could come from, many of us are attached to the musical customs which began down in brand new Orleans, and which bring us collectively. Indoors or outside, at celebrations, personal events, or on Town Commons, Tattoo transcends the boundaries of switching designs and years, and proudly celebrates and delivers that music message.