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Tankus the Henge

Tankus the Henge

Rock / Circus / Carnival London, ENG, UK  UK
Cakewalk
Cakewalk
Cakewalk
Cakewalk

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  • Sun

    Jul 19

    Bristol, UK | 12:00pm
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  • Fri

    Aug 28

    Helmsley, UK | 12:00pm
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  • Thu

    Sep 17

    Southampton, UK | 4:00pm

    Tom Robinson & Band Mighty Tour of Justice TourTom Robinson & Band The man who gave us 2-4-6-8 Motorway and a champion of new music. A pleasure to have you at The Brook sir!London-based broadcaster & songwriter, born 1950. His best known songs are 2-4-6-8 Motorway, Glad To Be Gay and War Baby; he has also co-written songs with Peter Gabriel, Elton John, Dan Hartman and Manu Katch.Tom was educated at a (Quaker) Friends School in Essex, interrupted by a brief spell at boarding school in France at age 14. In 1966 he suffered a nervous breakdown and lived for the following 6 years at the Finchden Manor community in Kent.Later in his 20s he formed the Tom Robinson Band becoming an early campaigner for Rock Against Racism and lifelong supporter of Amnesty International and LGBT rights. In 1978 he achieved mild notoriety with TRBs Top 20 hit Glad To Be Gay,As a recording artist he has released 14 albums since 1978 plus various compilations and live LPs. He also appeared on an earlier album in 1975 as a member of Cafe Society (produced by Ray Davies), and on two others as a member of Faith, Folk & Anarchy (with Steve Knightley and Martyn Joseph) in 2001.1982 was a landmark year when Tom relocated to Hamburg, wrote the future hit War Baby and recorded an indie single in German. That Autumn he lived and worked briefly in East Berlin, touring the German Democratic Republic with local band NO55.Finally, back home at the end of the year, he contracted late-onset bisexuality after meeting his future wife at a Gay Switchboard benefit. A brief period in Tabloid Hell (Britains No.1 Gay In Love With Girl Biker etc) followed a few years later when the red-tops got hold of the story.As a broadcaster he began hosting his own radio show on the BBC World Service in 1985. Hes since presented programmes on BBC Radios 1, 2, 3, 4, 4Xtra, 5 Live, 6 Music. He won his first gold Sony Radio Academy award for GLR (now BBC LDN) in 1997 and a second as the presenter of NowPlaying@6Music in 2012.He has hosted weekly shows on BBC Radio 6 Music since the station started in 2002, with a particular emphasis on new and emerging artists. He can currently be heard on Saturday nights, Sunday evenings and Monday mornings,Tom is a keen supporter of BBC Introducing, a member of the Ivors panel at BASCA, and hosts occasional workshops for songwriters and performers. He founded Fresh On The Net to help listeners find new music and musicians find new listeners.He now lives in South London with his wife and two children. https://twitter.com/freshnet

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  • Tue

    Oct 13

    Birmingham, UK | 7:30pm
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  • Wed

    Oct 21

    London, UK | 7:30pm
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  • the Throdgemorten Five (Artist)
    the Throdgemorten Five
    Just stunning.... I love all four songs & can't wait to hear more.....
  • Jerome Randall (Artist)
    Jerome Randall
    Wow! you guys are fun! I love your music! Jerome
  • Tempist Fujit (Artist)
    Tempist Fujit
    Awesome sounds guys!!
  • James Taylor (Fan)
    James Taylor
    Keep the great work up guys! I can't stop listening to The Deviationist Society! You're brilliant!

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Sounds Like: Gogol Bordello, Madness, Louis Prima, The Cat Empire, The Beatles

Manager: michaelskyhookster@gmail.com

Bio: The world of Tankus the Henge is uplifting and wild, dark and heartfelt.
A six piece powerhouse of a band drawing visual and musical influences from old time Fairgrounds to modern day Circus; The Beatles to Tom Waits and Gogol Bordello to Radiohead, they embody a look and a sound that lies somewh...See Full Bio

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Twitter_icon_for_status: RT @damiansurr: @GlastoFest highlights: @RodneyBranigan, who's always a joy to see and @tankusthehenge, who were outstanding!

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Q: One, will you ever come out to America? Two, when will you release a cd?

A: One: We've been out to America and we will return (help us spread the word and it'll happen faster!) Two: We're releasing an album in March. It'll be available in America on iTunes, Amazon etc. Where are you?

Asked by Kieran P. Shook. Answered on Sun Feb 24 2013

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  • Song Plays +2 13,703
  • Video Plays 1,052
  • Total Fans +32 12,599
  • ReverbNation Fans 333
  • Facebook Likes +32 9,290
  • Twitter Followers 2,451
  • YouTube Subscribers 14
  • Widget Impressions 49

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