Combining elements from several genres, some of those being, funk, hip-hop, techno, rock and pop THE TAPPAS have an accessible style all their own.
People can easily identify with their catchy songs and danceable jams, making their live shows a must see. Check for shows under the Events tab or at www.thetappas.com
Hailing from Delaware County, Pennsylvania, THE TAPPAS picked up their instruments in 1997.
College separated the band for long periods of time and summer became the only time they could play. In January of 2002, THE TAPPAS buckled down and got serious about their music. They entered the studio to record their 7-song EP “SOUPA”. (Fall, 2002). A few months later 4 more songs were recorded to make “SOUPA” an 11 song album.
The band is led by Lead Guitarist/DJ Jonathan Paslay. Jonathan, a graduate of Penn State writes the lyrics and music. However; what makes THE TAPPAS stand out is the chemistry of the four friends. Each member has the ability to read the other members and improvise, adding their own unique sound to the group, complimenting each other to a T.
Jonathan Paslay - Guitars, Vocals
James Gaffney - Keyboards, Vocals
Mark Zangrilli - Bass, Vocals
Andrew Russell - Guitars, Vocals
Anthony Doyle - Drums