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Tand is a collision of two musical worlds from the past smashing together to create a sum greater than its parts.
The journey (swimming us) to Tand was started by an inaugural backyard jam between Taylor Godsey (Guitar), Peter Krause (Bass) and drummer Elliott Day somewhere around 2013 in Pompano Beach that would later lead to the formation of Sawgrass Express. Sawgrass would go on to build a strong local following in South Florida, later disbanding as senior member and principle songwriter Tripp Gray moved out of state.
Taylor was then introduced to keyboardist Daryl Wolff (Cypress, El Groundscoro, The BOSS Project) and one of the area's premier rock drummers, Ali Nassar (Merry FranksterZ, Two Story Double Wide, Kinlin, Kezia, 40 Below Summer, Supergrub - which featured Ben Kenney from Incubus, etc.) to form Fugu. In the 18 months Fugu was together, they shared the stage with national acts like Perpetual Groove, Kung Fu, and The Nth Power, and made a festival appearance at Florida festival Orange Blossom Jamboree, all the while building a strong local following of friends and fans, new and old.
In October of 2017, Taylor and Pete lost dear friend, bandmate, and aforementioned Tripp Gray. The loss would inspire new music - that music providing solace through the difficult times. Eventually, the answer became clear: combine the musical worlds of the past to create something based around new originals, as well as old music written by Taylor for the previous two bands, while also featuring original music from the late, great Tripp Gray.
Our number one priority is for you to enjoy yourselves in our presence. Funky spirited, high energy, improvisational, dancing rock and roll with heart and soul. If that sounds like something you'd be into, come check us out.