Tango Sierra

Tango Sierra


Progressive bluespowered rock honed to a fine point by topical lyrics, such as those of the songs “Tumbleweeds” and “Maher Arar.” Clear, but not overbearing, influences from Led Zepplin, Peter Gabriel, and Red Rider.


Through a journey of love, loss, pain and redemption Tango Sierra’s lead vocalist and guitarist Hollis Brown has emerged as a rocker-poet. Snatching inspiration from the remains of the day, Hollis expresses his worldview through gritty rock music.

Tango Sierra’s latest disk Something Twisted continues the thought-provoking and emotional journey of their debut CD This is It. The first album was a declaration to the world that it’s never too late to pursue your dreams. Something Twisted is a declaration that those dreams never die – despite being tested to the limit.

In 2006, Tango Sierra was named one of 29 recipients of Rawlco Radio’s Project 10K20. Rawlco awarded the recipients based on past achievements and potential.

Produced by Ken Greer of Tom Cochrane’s Red Rider, Something Twisted is a strikingly raw journey that tackles everything from bullying to suicide bombers. Fans of their debut album will not be disappointment by this bold sophomore effort.

His musical influences include Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel, and Tom Cochrane/Red Rider. Despite the influences Tango Sierra possesses a unique blend of blues and rock-and-roll creating a sound all their own.

Their distinctive sound makes for a kick-ass live experience.

The band is a collection of musicians brought together by a common passion for making fearlessly evocative music. The band includes Paul Edmondson on lead guitar, bass guitarist Frank Kelley, and Ken Kitchen on keys. Sherry Sayers, joined in 2006 on background vocals.

Brown and his bandmates make their home in the musical hub of the prairies – Saskatoon, SK.

With two stunning albums to their credit and a record deal with Bent Penny records, Tango Sierra is ready to leave their mark on the national music scene.

"Hollis Brown and Tango Sierra prove that it is never too late to pursue your dreams ... good insightful songs and great production on a shoestring by Ken (Ken Greer) ... Hollis has a big heart and that comes through in his music, how refreshing is that .... some experiences there that everyone could learn from" (Tom Cochrane)

"When I first heard Tango Sierra I was floored by ther lyrical depth and emotion in their music that I had to try and get them on board... Everyone at Bent Penny is very excited to have to be working with Tango Sierra and we're very glad that they are apart of the family" said Julian Dean Taylor; Co-Founder Bent Penny Records.

Celebrates Release of Debut Album

Toronto, Canada – February 24, 2006 – Tango Sierra, arguably one of Saskatoon's hottest up and coming indie acts are pleased to announce the long awaited national release of their debut album This Is It on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 on Bent Penny Records, with distribution through Maple Music Wide.

Tango: a communications code word for the letter 't' and Sierra: a communications code word for the letter 's', form together to create Tango Sierra, a name you will not soon forget. This Is It, is more than just an album title -- it's a destination and it marks the end of a very long and difficult journey for Tango Sierra.

Hollis Jeffery Brown, lead vocals and guitar; lives a storyteller's life. His is a story of love, loss, pain and redemption. Brown's life experiences have been beautifully crafted to create Tango Sierra's stunning twelve-track debut This Is It.

At the urging of friends, Brown began recording his music and took a chance when he sent a handful of recordings to Tom Cochrane. Cochrane was impressed with what he heard and passed the recordings along to Red Rider co-founder and band-mate Kenny Greer who agreed to produce and record the album with the band. The resulting independent release This Is It, is full of progressively blues-powered rock and not surprisingly reminiscent of the band’s musical influences such as Led Zeppelin, Peter Gabriel, Bruce Springsteen and of course, Red Rider. Brown's rich voice and emotionally packed lyrics are paired seamlessly with unexpected chord changes and unique structure, making This Is It - it!

The band is quickly growing in popularity thanks to hits such as 'Why Baby Why', Tango Sierra's first single, released in March, 2005. 'Why Baby Why' has been climbing the charts in Tango Sierra's hometown of Saskatoon and has proven to fans and critics alike that Tango Sierra are here to stay.

This Is It was a lifetime in the making and gracefully portrays the human condition as an ever-hopeful landscape. Hollis Brown has lived a life filled with strife and impossibilities to overcome but has found his niche as a powerful singer/songwriter. "I do it for the people who are still lost out there trying to find their way." Brown said from his home in Saskatoon, "I get to say them, Hey! I did it, and you can do it too! You know what? People love the idea that you're never too far gone, never too young and never too old... it's where your heart is" .

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Album: Something Twisted (2007)
To be released.

Album: This Is It (2005)
Single: Why Baby Why
Single: Tumbleweeds (Radio Edit)
Single: Great Big Hole
Single: Just A Man