London-based band Tankus the Henge will soon be taking centre stage at The Live Rooms in Chester. Over the years, the group’s music has evolved into an original genre its members refer to as “gonzo rock ‘n’ roll”
While the music they play is infused with 70s funk, psychedelic rock and New Orleans Jazz, aesthetically and lyrically they are inspired by beat poets like Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, as well as writers like Charles Bukowski and the self-proclaimed “gonzo journalist” Hunter S. Thompson. These influences combine with band leader Jaz Delorean’s song-writing, which draws upon his Cypriot heritage and unusual upbringing. As a child, he grew up with his family working at circuses and funfairs across the UK.
Tankus the Henge have earned a reputation for sensational live performances, tireless hard work and remarkable songcraft. The band have played hundreds of shows through Europe, developing a devoted following along the way.
The band will enjoy strong support on the night from their opening act, Calum Gilligan. A folk musician from Galloway, Scotland, Gilligan is now based in Liverpool and writes songs influenced by Woody Guthrie and Christy Moore, among others.
Tankus the Henge will be on stage at The Live Rooms on Saturday, November 18. The venue is situated at 1 Station Road in Chester; the gig will start at 7pm and end at 11pm. Tickets are priced at £17. 50 when bought in advance, or £20.50 on the door. The show is suitable to those aged 14 and over.