We're so excited to introduce our newest Center Stage band, The Tales. Their tight vocal harmonies, reverb guitar and sweet melodies have got our listeners hooked. Get to know The Tales, and what they're up to in our latest feature.
The Tales are a New York-based pop/rock quartet. With past and present members from other notable bands such as Lucius, Turkuaz and Hollis Brown, the band explores an eclectic, yet classic sounding style reminiscent of the classic pop and rock of the 60's and 70's.
The Tales' music is comprised of short but very sweet songs, with catchy melodies, and lush vocal harmonies. With three principal singer/songwriters in the band, there is limitless attention paid to the craft of composition and writing, but not without it's fair share of groove and fun rhythm thrown into the mix.
The band's live show is varied, exploring bigger rock sounds as well as more mellow, sentimental moments. The Tales have performed at notable venues in New York City and around the Northeast. With how busy each member keeps themselves with various projects, both in the studio and on the road, the highly anticipated and tragically rare live show is surely not to be missed.
Describe your sound in one ramble-on sentence..
60s and 70s inspired Pop Rock
What inspires you to make music?
We find inspiration in many places. From our favorite bands and records, from learning and playing with other musicians, and from our own personal drive to create- It's great to know that you're doing exactly what you're supposed to be doing.
What aspect of making music excites you the most right now?
Making great songs and collaborating as friends to make the music we love.
What are the biggest challenges you face as a musician?
The balance of work and creation and the hustle and bustle of the industry.
What's one of your all-time favorite recordings?
God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
Name three people who have influenced your music and why
The Beatles - Because they're just the best band EVER
The Beach Boys - Because of their amazing ability to harmonize and create beautiful melodies.
Dr. Dog - Because they're a great modern indie rock band that is able to write songs that are timeless and relatable.
Do you have any recent or upcoming projects you'd like to share with us? Tell us about it.
We recorded an EP some time ago. You can listen to it here http://www.wearethetales.com/blog/2014/9/4/the-tales-ep
We plan on recording a new project in December, so stay tuned for new music coming soon.
What is your ideal or target audience?
Anyone that truly enjoys the music we do!
Do you write/compose your own songs? Briefly describe your songwriting process..
Yes,we are all songwriters. Usually one of us will bring a song to the band that we've written on our own and then we arrange and produce them together as a band.
What do you like the most about Radio Airplay?We love being able to get the music heard worldwide and specifically to a target audience that already like the genre of music we play. Getting heard by people who would never otherwise have known about us is awesome!