Tango Alpha Tango

Tango Alpha Tango


Low-down, dirty grooves meet pristine guitars on polished, pop tracks; like if Black Rebel Motorcycle Club went to prom with Spoon. And got lucky.


Tango Alpha Tango was started by guitarist Nathan Trueb, along with his older brother Aaron. Growing up on a farm on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon, The Trueb brothers spent their early days sneaking away from cleaning horse stalls to spin their Dad's old vinyl record collection; making themselves disciples of the rock and roll, jazz, and blues greats. Led Zeppelin, Steely Dan, Miles Davis, Lighting Hopkins. Whatever they could get their hands on became part of their musical subconscious.

Nathan and Aaron have played and toured together since they were kids, and formed Tango Alpha Tango when their previous band, The Carolines disbanded. Nathan's wife, Mirabai picked up the bass at practices, and quickly became an integral part of the rhythm section, while Walker Beckman, who studied Jazz with Nathan during their college years, was quickly recruited to be the drummer.

Nathan's prolific songwriting was coming to fruition at this time, as well as a desire to sing the raw and personal lyrics he was writing. He took on the duties of lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter with ease, while his brother Aaron started to realize his longtime dream of playing every keyboard and odd instrument known to man.

Although this band is brand new to Portland, they have been quietly playing together, writing songs, and recording their debut album over the past year. Their first record, Rebel Sons Of Cowboys, is now available on Portland's own Outgo Records and can be purchased on iTunes, at a show, or at select indie record shops in Portland.

Keep checking their site for more information on shows, tours, new songs and blogs written by members of the band. For more Tango Alpha Tango information check out Outgo Records new website, www.outgorecords.com or myspace.com/tangoalphatango.


Rebel Sons of Cowboys - EP - OutGo Records

"What You Wanted To Hear" - single has been played in rotation on 94.7 FM Portland

Number One Rival - Single - OutGo Records

"Number One Rival" - single has been played on 101.1 KUFO Portland

Set List

I Have Stopped Thinking About You
12 Steps
What You Wanted To Hear
Did You Hear? (Interlude)
Kings of Compromise
Number One Rival
The Devil's Mark (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAyTzPjcxZg)

Rosanna (Toto)
Hold The Line (Toto)
Into The Great Wide Open (Tom Petty)

Tango Alpha Tango's typical set length is 45 minutes, although they can accommodate any situation necessary.