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Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza Bio

Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza
Band members
Jessie Freeland - Vocalist Layne Meylain - Guitar Brad Thomson - Guitar Mike Butler - Bass Brandon Bateman - Drums


Once upon a time in the back woods of the Louisiana swamps, four compadres, Layne Meylain, Brad Thompson, Mike Butler and Mason Crooks, decided to drop tent, pick their hats up and head on down the road... to Murfreesboro... Tennessee, that is... where they came to find Jessie Freeland, a strip club DJ working hard for his money in Nashville. After multiple hazings and a 15-page essay on The Dukes of Hazzard, the line-up was solidified.

Putting on the red light and their coonskin thinking caps, the five sat down over pop tarts and venison and concluded that the grind/rock beast that they formed should be called The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza.

All cute southern/redneck quips aside, The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza is among the most brutal extreme metal forces in the music industry today. They have stepped up from being a heavy band, ravaging halls and basements across the south, to becoming a national phenomenon. This last year has seen the Tapdance Extravaganza using the entirety of the United States as target practice and cramming their tech-metal-mosh style down the throats of everyone in their path.

Their newest opus, “Danza II: The Electric Boogaloo” barrels through one breakdown after the next, successively building on and expanding some of the tightest grooves tech metal has to offer. The schizophrenic high-end guitars provide a blanket of psychotic assault amidst massive, dense, tech breakdowns that will have you slipping, sliding, and dancing every which way. For a band that flirts with frequent grind drums and fret explosions, the musicianship on “Danza II” is alarmingly tight with virtually no rough edges or faltering drum work. “Danza II” succeeds in staying true to the bands past endeavors while incorporating new elements into the music.

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