TNS

TNS

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TNS is nothing you've ever heard before! From soul-filled groove music, to pumpin' beats of House and Drum 'n Bass music, to greased-up finger funk, to sophisticated lines of Coltrane.

Biography

TNS plays an eclectic fusion of funk, jazz, postrock, world music, and whatever else works its way in. There is absolutely no limitation to their influences with an end result being one of the most varied repetoirs on the scene today. The band has been influenced by bands such as such as the Greyboy Allstars (Karl Denson), Tortoise, the Meters, Herbie Hancock, Explosions in the Sky, The Philidelphia Experiment, and Medeski, Martin & Wood. But their influeces draw from every far reaching genre imaginable. "I was brought up on the Dead," says Saxophonist Chris Miller, "but now I can get off on anything for traditional bluegrass like Del and the Boys to avant garde jazz like Ornette Coleman. I feel like everything I listen to brings a lot to my sound and into the band's sound." You might recognize Chris from sitting in with bands such as The Codetalkers, Blueground Undergrass, or Donna the Buffalo, among others.

Although the TNS has only been together for about two years, word is spreading quick about their unique sound. Headlining at major Florida venues like the Freebird Live in Jacksonville Beach and the brand new 2,500 seat St. Augustine Ampitheatre, and opening for bands like George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, the Rebirth Brass band, and Oteil and the Peacemakers, the Codetalkers, and Toubab Krewe, momentum is building fast. The band has been building up a consitent following around Florida including Jacksonville, Gainesville, Tampa, and Miami. Recently TNS played at the prestigious Magnoliafest 2007! You may recognize guitarist Ivan Skenes from the Southern rock band Inca Maya, who has performed at Down on the Farm, Tallyrand, Magfest, and will be playing Wanee 08. Saxophonist Chris Miller has toured extensively with Bobby Lee Rodgers and the Codetalkers, and has shared the stage with such national acts as Blueground Undergrass, Donna the Buffalo, and the Lee Boys. With a brand new studio album in the works, theres nowhere to go from here but up.

Discography

5 Song Studio EP
Live at the Freebird 12-08-07

Set List

Our sets on a headlining night we will typically do 2-3 sets ranging for 45 minutes to an hour and a half with all original music. On occasion we will throw in an occasional carefully chosen cover. Our covers are unique because we put our own flavor into everything we play, some being so twisted from the original versions they're barely recognizable.

Originals:
Swamp Funk
Para las mujeres (e minor)
Waking Life
Redrum (Drum and Bass)
Flea Market Funk
C-Rock City
To The Floor
and many others

Covers we have performed:
Battlescar Galorica - Freddie Hubbard
Flood in Franklin Park - The Greyboy Allstars
Hotntrot - John Scofield
Them Belly Full - Bob Marley
Spear Burning - Burning Spear
If You Want Me To Stay - Kool and the Gang
Cantaloupe Island - Herbie Hancock
Let The Music Take You Mind - Karl Denson
Jesus Children of America - Stevie Wonder
The Chicken - Jaco Pastorius
Footprints - Wayne Shorter
Mr. PC - John Coltrane
Pungee - The Meters
and many others