TAND THE BAND
Tand is a collision of two musical worlds from the past smashing together to create a sum greater than the parts. The band mission is to take listeners on a different musical journey each night by weaving together catchy songs with energetic improvisation that will always keep you guessing and dancing. Funky spirited, high energy, improvisational, party rock with heart and soul. Don't miss it.
The journey (swimming us) to Tand was started by an inaugural backyard jam between guitarist Taylor Godsey and bassist Peter Krause somewhere around 2013 in Pompano Beach, FL that would lead them to the formation of Sawgrass Express. Sawgrass would go on to build a strong local following in South Florida, later disbanding when senior member, Tripp Gray, moved out of the state.
Taylor was then introduced to keyboardist Daryl Wolff and one of the area’s premier rock drummers, Ali Nassar to form Fugu. In the 18 months, Fugu was together, they shared the stage with national acts like Perpetual Groove, Kung Fu, and The Nth Power, and made a festival appearance at Florida festival Orange Blossom Jamboree, all the while building a strong local following of friends and fans, new and old.
In October of 2017, Taylor and Pete lost dear friend, bandmate, and aforementioned Tripp Gray. The loss would inspire new music - that music providing solace through difficult times. Eventually, the answer became clear: combine the musical worlds of the past to create something based around new and original music written by Taylor, while also featuring a few choice originals from the late, great Tripp Gray.
Since October of 2018, Tand has gained a name for themselves in their home market of Southeast Florida, as well as throughout the state of Florida. In the short time that the band has been together they have shared the stage with multiple national touring, including Perpetual Groove, Spafford, Particle, the Roosevelt Collier Band, and The Heavy Pets.
Taylor is a native of Virginia. He relocated to Florida and emerged in the local music scene in 2013. He’s been a founding member of multiple bands including Sawgrass Express (along with Peter) and Fugu (along with Ali and Daryl). Taylor is passionate about music and songwriting, and spends most of time time doing just that.
Favorite band: Guavatron
Daryl has had a strong passion for music since a young age. Sitting at the family piano learning songs by ear was a favorite of his. Whistling and singing were also things that happened occasionally. In the last 15 years, Daryl’s acquired an arsenal of keyboards providing a wide variety of textures and grooves. Until recent, Daryl spent most of his time producing AURA Music Festival and co-producing Suwannee Hulaween.
Favorite band: Phish
Ali is a Brooklyn born drummer who’s played with a number of bands and toured extensively. Now local to South Florida, he’s played with bands such as Two Story Double Wide, Kinlin, FUGU, El Groundscoro and countless other cover bands. Currently, he is the rhythmic backbone of the American rock band Tand!!
Favorite band: Gojira
Peter is an American bassist hailing from the NorthEast. Growing up in all four seasons have contributed to his well rounded funky playing style. Peter relocated to South Florida in 2011 and soon linked up with guitarist Taylor Godsey. Together they were founding members of the Florida jam band Sawgrass Express. Peter’s most recent venture has him energetically providing rhythmic and harmonic foundation, and again playing with long time friend Taylor, in the South Florida band Tand.
Favorite band: Tedeschi Trucks Band