Tango Down

Thu
12
Mar

TANGO DOWN Welcomes Vocalist CHAS WEST

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TANGO DOWN have announced their new vocalist after the departure of David Reece. News just in from Kivel Records:
 
"We said we were going to lay low for a few months and enjoy the holidays. We all greatly appreciate the response that ‘Charming Devil’ continues to receive. We took time to sit back and soak everything in over the last year. All the good, and not so good, and in the end what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger (we think somebody famous said that).
 
Well, we’ve been quiet long enough. It’s time to kick the tires and get things back into gear. So, let’s start off with the obvious question that is on everyone’s mind. WHO is our new singer? Of course finding the right guy was going to prove to be a daunting task to say the least. However, we were up to the challenge, and we couldn’t be more pleased with our selection. So folks, we give you Chas West! Please welcome him to the TANGO DOWN fold!
 
As a front man, Chas first came to prominence as lead vocalist for BONHAM, featuring Jason Bonham on drums (son of the late, great John Bonham of LED ZEPPELIN), recording two major-label albums (Sony/MJJ) and touring the world extensively.
 
Chas has also held the lead vocal slot and toured with George Lynch’s LYNCH MOB. In between LYNCH MOB stints, Chas fronted the HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARZ (which included members of BLACK SABBATH, QUIET RIOT, DIO, RATT, & DOKKEN). Chas has also been given the ultimate nod of approval from one of the premier legends of Rock and Roll, Mr. Robert Plant (LED ZEPPELIN). After hearing Chas for the first time, Plant had this to say, "He sounds like me when I was his age". No better compliment or stronger validation could be asked for.

Chas West is a vocal wailer who has the power and grit of Chris Cornell, and the range and rock star attitude of Robert Plant. We could not be happier or more excited to welcome such an amazing talent into the band. Together we will not disappoint. Songs are currently being written, six of which have been approved and checked off that pesky To-Do List. One of these new songs may just be the best TANGO DOWN song ever!
 
TANGO DOWN, 2015 we are back and we are BIG, BAD & BULLETPROOF!
 
New album ‘Bulletproof’ coming Fall 2015 on Kivel Records
 
And now, a video message from Chas himself! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPofRWGy6VE
 
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Wed
19
Nov

TANGO DOWN - 'Charming Devil' (Review)

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87%
Produced By: 
Ty Sims
Running Time: 
40
Release Date: 
2014
Released: 
USA
Musical Style: 
Melodic Hard Rock
Score: 
87
Label: 
Kivel Records
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US rockers Tango Down follow up their acclaimed ass-kicking Identity Crisis record in quick fashion with the new album Charming Devil, featuring the same lineup, fronted by vocalist David Reece and riff man Scott Miller.
It’s a case of more of the same from the band here – ass kicking, high energy, American melodic hard rock, with harmonies throughout and plenty of riffing for the guitar-heads out there.
 
 
David Reece sounds in great voice here – it’s another polished performance from the veteran vocalist.
Plenty of highlights here with songs penned mostly by friend to the Kivel label, Jace Pawlak, either writing on his own or with guitarist Miller. Production is by Ty Sims, and one can hear the Bombay Black style harmonies throughout the album, with the band’s frontman Erik Johnson lending a hand there.
I will say though, the one detrimental aspect of the album is the bass heavy mix. Overall it’s bearable, but there are a couple of songs where it is truly overbearing and not easy on the ears to listen to without adjusting audio settings.
 
Song highlights include the opening track Bad Reputation, a solid, attitude filled track to push off in style.
The title track Charming Devil is a cool rocker, but the pounding bass heavy mix really takes away from my enjoyment of it.
Too Many Roads is one of the best rock power ballads of this or any year. Reece sounds amazing and the added piano adds texture to the already impressive song. The huge chorus knocks it out of the park.
Change My World is another catchy tune while the ultra-catchy, anthemic Tomorrow Never Comes is as impressive as it gets on Charming Devil.
Closing the album is the second ballad of the album, even if it’s sentimental with a kick. Another classy tune.
 

I favor Identity Crisis over this new album, but songwise it’s a very close call. Both albums feature some real gems and fully deliver on expectations. But the mix here has definitely impacted on my overall enjoyment of it.
American melodic hard rock is alive and well with Tango Down and long may it continue.
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Mon
13
Oct

DAVID REECE Announces Departure From TANGO DOWN

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Vocalist David Reece has just announced his deprture from Tango Down.
 
"Dear friends, I'm posting to inform you I've left Tango Down as of last nights show.I wish to thank each and every one of you for your love and support! I'm focusing on my recording and touring with EZ livin as well as future solo projects see you all soon..."Reece
 
Tango Down have responded: "As in life all journeys come to a fork in the road. Our brother of the last 4 years, two albums and playing through out the United States will be moving on as we part ways. We wish David all the best in his endeavors both personal and musical. Look out for him as we are sure he has a lot more left in his tank.
 
As for what is ahead of the rest of the Charming Devils. Well TANGO DOWN is NOT done by any means we can assure you. We are already in writing mode and have plans underway for what our next step will be. Rest assured we promise that Tango Down will continue to satisfy everyone as we have in the past and continue to raise the bar again and again. Remember, it's only Rock N Roll.....AND WE LIKE IT!!"
 

 

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Mon
18
Aug

TANGO DOWN Release New Streaming Track from 'Charming Devil'

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News from KIVEL RECORDS:
 
"We are soooooo close to the home stretch it's not even funny. The TANGO DOWN master is scheduled to be sent to the manufacture this coming week. Then we head for the finish line.  First we dropped the album art, then we dropped the title track Charming Devil, followed by the behind the scenes video. As if that wasn't enough to get you pumped, we thought we'd show you another side of Tango Down's "Charming Devil". Something with that is a little more "aggressive". We are proud to give you, "Change My World"
 
All pre orders will receive a Official TANGO DOWN Dog Tag with two sided art. As well as a Charming Devil sticker."
 
 
 
 
 
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Fri
01
Aug

TANGO DOWN Preview Another Track From 'Charming Devil'

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News from Kivel Records:
 
So we have received a lot of great feedback from the new TANGO DOWN song, and we couldn't be happier with the response so far. We have been equally pleased with the positive comments and feedback from the bands photo shoot. So we thought we would combine the two elements together for everyone. 
 
So here it is, a behind the scenes from the Charming Devil photo shoot. Title track included.   This video will give you a glimpse at the scale and production that went into this 10 hour day. Props and appreciation to the entire team that worked on this , we cant express our gratitude for helping us achieve this ambitious concept and shoot.  Don't forget to pre order your copy now at www.kivelrecords.com
 
ENJOY, and thank you for showing this modest label and our bands such love and support.
 
 

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Mon
28
Jul

TANGO DOWN Charming Devil Out in August - Preview Title Track!

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Tango Down is Back and dressed to impress with their latest offering, CHARMING DEVIL! The bands latest offering with vocalist David Reece, Guitarist Scott Miller,  Bassist Ronnie Parkes and Drummer Keith Michaels.

No question, this will be the bands best release to date! Taking all of the best elements from their previous releases, and combining them into one focused precise musical assault on the senses. If you enjoyed Identity Crisis, than you are going to LOVE Charming Devil.

We appreciate everyone being patient with this release, and the wait is almost over as August draws closer.  Both Band, Label and Producer really wanted to take time nurturing it. We took our time with Identity Crisis , and it proved to pay off. No different here, and we couldn't be happier with the results thus far. We are in the home stretch and can see the finish line. We promise that it will be very much worth the wait!

Ty Sims is busting ass as we speak getting the final mix just right. So in the meantime, here's the title track for you to hear and enjoy. 

Due This August on Kivel Records

PRE ORDER NOW!! www.kivelrecords.com
 

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