The Tinku Band

The Tinku Band

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The words ‘unique’ and ‘original’ are thrown around so much that over time they lose their potency. When you go about describing this group of great musos from diverse backgrounds, the word ‘unique’ in its real sense has a meaning again! The Tinku Band has taken rock to another level.

Biography

The Tinku Band is Sydney based and has taken rock to another level by adding Indian rhythms and melodies. Imagine taking the ‘bhangra’ rhythms of Northern India (Punjab) and combining it with rock! Throw in heartfelt vocal delivery from the frontman ‘Tinku’ and you are headed for an incredible new experience in music.
Tinku is a talented singer/songwriter who also plays bass. His Punjabi heritage adds another dimension to his singing and song writing. This gives an authentic backdrop to his music. When you have a Punjabi tabla player in Gurjit Singh you know he’s going to play mad ‘bhangra’ beats! Not only is his tabla playing insane but his singing has been compared to the legendary ‘Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’.
Many a fan and critic describe the music as: “A cross between an Indian version of John Butler Trio” or “Led Zeppelin”!

Lyrics

Take Him

Written By: Tinku

Take Him

Verse 1

He’s so high like Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy walks by and tugs at his tie but he’s silent
Thinks of the time when he was in his prime of violets
These thoughts pass by like a warm summer night slow and tired

Chorus

Take him with you
Will or won’t you
Take him with you
Will or won’t you

He could love you
Really love you
He could love you
Really love you

Verse 2

Looks at his tie and doesn’t know why but he smiles
Not so long ago he was told to let go of being wired
He didn’t know how so he tried to get higher and higher
Flying in the sky Lucy looks into his eyes they are on fire

Look Too Hard

Written By: Tinku

He took himself too seriously
Turned Inside out so totally
The wind blew past and the dreams in his heart
Went up to heaven instantly

I give, give
You take, take
My love, love
You take, take

If you look too hard you might just find
Answers that blow your mind
If you look too hard you might just find
Answers that blow your mind

He’s gone so old now can’t be told
How to live life graciously
Love and drink do help let go
Of thoughts that come along to tease

I give, give
You take, take
My love, love
You take, take

If you look too hard you might just find
Answers that blow your mind
If you look too hard you might just find
Answers that blow your mind

Superman

Written By: Tinku

Superman

Verse 1

A cloud of routine hangs over my head
Scaring me half to death
Head and heart is in two minds
Don’t give me caffeine

Chorus

Superman is dead
Who will set us free
Its fear I dread
Hard to be me

Verse 2

Lose a pound of weight gain five of self esteem
This fear in my head drives me to insanity
Drink too much to drown my pity
So give me JD

Chorus

Superman is dead
Who will set us free
Its fear I dread
Hard to be me

Discography

Full Circle
Superman (single & EP)
Superman & Crazy have had extensive airplay.

Set List

typical set is an hour comprising all original songs but two - our versions of The Beatles' Come Together and Led Zeppelin's Kashmir (our interpretation of the No Quarter version)