Band and Musicians
Another Tangent has been around, but that’s another story…
A screamin’ loud bastard child born from a fiery cauldron of blues, rock, Celtic folk and metal, Another Tangent is dedicated to delivering passion, energy and fun to their audiences. With the motto of “Never the Same Way Twice”, these four musicians breathe new energy into each performance with songs that make people dance and laugh, scream and swear or just drink and party! They are working on their new album ‘Another Tangent Live’, which is due out in late 2018 and touring around Northern California and Vegas on a regular basis.
Half man, half Snuffleupagus, Damian was born in County Clare, Ireland, a region widely renowned for its traditional music. “Growing up, traditional music was everywhere - at home, in the pubs, in the streets, seeping out from the stones. My earliest memory is of the singing around our kitchen table by my father, my aunts and uncles and our neighbors” says Damian. As a teen working in New York, his exposure to Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Jimi Hendrix, Motörhead and Thin Lizzy changed his musical trajectory. “I still love those old Irish tunes but once I heard Robert Plant on ‘Whole Lotta Love’ I knew I had to do that!” Breen describes what followed as “a long road”- many bands, many cities and a few countries. Today, as a part of the vocal and guitar duo in Another Tangent, he says he has found a home. “I love this band! It is really sounding good at the moment and I’m loving the twin guitar attack. I'm super excited and looking forward to many more musical adventures with the lads!”
Jim still plays the bass he bought with his paper route money when he was 14. Over the decades, he has played living rooms, campus clubs, bars and various larger venues with bands like Blue Larue, Aftershock, Torann Dub and others no one has ever heard of. His style is ridiculously busy, drawing mainly from the classics (of rock) to create a unique rumbling flurry of notes to hold the bottom end. But fear not, he is comfortable in his has-a-day-job status.
Mike has played in a bunch of clubs he doesn't remember playing at or refuses to admit to. He has worked in the studio off and on for many years and has collaborated with some artists you have heard of and many you have not. His claim of fame is the ability to drool out of both sides of his mouth regardless of how level the stage is. He cites his major influences as David Briggs, Bill Ward, Jerry Shirley, Animal and that guy from Led Zeppelin.
“My father, a native of Lucca, Italy, had an amazing tenor’s voice” says Banducci. “As a kid there was a lot of singing and traditional Italian music in our house. At age 7, I bought ‘The Jimi Hendrix Experience’ album and I still have it. Hendrix blew my young little mind and I picked up the guitar at eleven”. No stranger to Bay Area clubs, Banducci mixes a love of traditional blues with his high-energy lead style and strong rhythmic balance. After a string of cover bands and a Santana Tribute Act (he was Neal Shon), Banducci became another tangent in Another Tangent. Major musical influences include: Freddy King, Oliver Nelson, Pat Martino, Miles, Jeff Beck, Alex Lifeson, Clarence Gatemouth Brown and Wes Montgomery.