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TanGenT

TanGenT is a ROCK band that while still producing music today, gigged in and around London During the late 1980’s.
Joe Wallis was a founder member of Tangent. During the early to mid eighties Joe was listening and developing an ideal, from a number of influential sources, that included film sound tracks, electronic, progressive and folk music. These were in addition to the more usual rock/metal bands, that might be expected from listening to Tangent’s music.

Responsible for guitars and most lyrics, it comes as somewhat bizarre, that Joe’s first owned instrument, was a harmonica, although some painful violin lessons were taken as a child.
Joe Wallis, along with Sharon Pilka and Karl Poulton started writing music in 1986. Tangent were named around that time by its three founder members. When Karl left, Joe Wallis, who had no intentions of giving up or stealing lyrics, decided to take lyric writing as part of a complete change for Tangent. That role continued for almost all the future Tangent tracks, although there was never a rule who should do what in the band.
Much of the band’s styling, logos and direction was left to Joe and even the details of copyright were dealt with between Joe and Sharon, during the demo to gig stages that all working bands go through.
Joe still writes music and plays the guitar, amongst other interests. Music creation is much easier these days of PODs, ZOOMs, sequencers and digital recording.

A Londoner for most of his life, Joe now lives in Bedfordshire England… still supporting the idea of “British Metal”.

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  • saturn-tgt

    Really enjoying the most recent releases under the new *Stunning* album cover of : "TanGenT Demos". Keep them coming! :-)

    8 Nov 2010 Reply
  • saturn-tgt

    TanGenT Metal really shines. Take it where ever you go!

    30 Aug 2010 Reply
  • saturn-tgt

    TanGenT's delivery of rock music carries the weight of British Heavy Metal with intense pride and serious meaning. The classical music also produced breeds elegance, it suitably supports deep contemplation, carrying body and strength also. Just Awesome!

    18 Aug 2010 Reply

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