Tapedeck Sonata

Tapedeck Sonata

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Tape Deck Sonata is a british style hard rock band from St. Louis, MO. The band blends captivating and melodic chords progressions with unique string arrangements that compliment the sound in rip-roaring way.

Biography

Tape Deck Sonata is a british style hard rock band from St. Louis, MO. The band blends captivating and melodic chords progressions with unique string arrangements that compliment the sound in rip-roaring way. The band roots of influences go all the way back to Hanks Williams Sr, The Beatles, Credence Clearwater Revival, The Velvet Underground, The Doors, Three Dog Night all the way to Nirvana, Oasis, Suede, Stone Roses, Muse, Kasabian, Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Warlocks.

Tape Deck Sonata started in late 2003 when Kevin Clipper and Nick Baker began to record and perform songs for their personal enjoyment. Don Dreste Jr, a long time friend of both Kevin and Nick, heard the songs that they were recording and saw great potential in the band. He then joined the band as the drummer and additional songwriter for the band. It was not until spring of 2004 where Nick found out that fellow poker buddy Tom Havel played bass for a number of years. Beings Tom mixed in well with the groups blue collar life style he then joined the band. Tape Deck Sonata began gigging around St. Louis at places such as Lemmons, The Way Out Club and The Red Sea.

In winter of 2005 the band began to record an EP that would be titled Side A. The disc contain songs such as Under The Broken Lights and Charismatic Intoxication which both became a hit with the groups fan base. After much more gigging at other places such as The Hard Rock Café, Ten Mile House, Crusin Route 66 Bar and Grill and a 7 month hiatus the band began working on songs for their second EP in 2007. The disc titled Side B is a preview EP to the full length that is due out in winter of 2007. Tape Deck Sonata has shows coming up in Chicago and are looking to book a east coast tour in 2008.

Discography

2005 5 Song EP Titled Side A
2007 3 Song Ep Titled Side B

Set List

Back of the Pack, Dissolve It, Clever, Overthrown, Turn It On (Flaming Lips Cover), This is For, Under the Broken Lights, Dream (Everly Brothers Cover) Open Fields, Sell My Hands, Charasmatic Intoxication, Salt In My Wounds, Dirty Little Pretty Thing, Never Been to Spain (Three Dog Night Cover)