Radio station: Listen to music by Tanner Walle
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Current Status: Just finished his sophomore album "The Future of Tape" and moving East in fall 2007.
Influences: Imogen Heap, Jeff Buckley, Telefon Tel Aviv
|Lines and Cliches||2002|
|The Future of Tape||2007|
|Dash Williamson||Bass guitar, Synthesizers|
|Nate Holt||Keyboard, Vocals|
|Tanner Walle||Guitar, Vocals|
|Mike Cibura||Guitar (lead), Vocals|
|Jerett "DJF" Fulton||Drums, Programming|
|Chris Handley||Bass guitar|
Over the past five years, Tanner Walle's career has been through many amazing progressions.
Located in Lawrence, KS, this music melting pot and culturally rich college town has laid a foundation for Tanner to not only play Lawrence's largest stages to packed rooms, but to also build and establish a respect to and from his fans and musical peers throughout the Midwest.
Having released his first album in 2003, "It Was" gained instant recognition for it's undeniably professional creation. Produced by Robert Rebeck (Pomeroy, Tech9) at Chapman Recording, Kansas City's premiere recording facility, these ten tracks were created over one hot summer by Tanner and his five-piece band of veteran KC area players, including members of the Cosmopolitics, Pocket Space, OK Jones and numerous other local projects. "It Was" has a profound pocket of musicianship, with crystal clear production quality to back Tanner's radio-friendly and yet still progressive songwriting. In the summer of 2003, the Chicago Tribune noted Tanner's skills as "...made-for-radio lyrical sentiments."
By playing every stage in Lawrence countless times, Tanner has not only co-billed with the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Bob Schneider, Everclear, The Samples, Teitur and Graham Colton, he's also hosted a number of hometown shows with friends Matt Wertz, Dave Barnes and Pete Schmidt. And traveling on two brief East Coast tours both by himself and with close friend Sarah Blacker, combined with strong iTunes sales in the U.S., Europe and Australia, Tanner's reputation as one-of-a-kind profound songwriting force has alas been solidified.
His latest release, "The Future of Tape," took by surprise both his fans and musical musical peers. Recorded at Mixtape SoundLab, Tanner's close friend and studio owner Jerett Fulton took on the latest project with great excitement. With Jerett in the producer's seat, their creations formed over countless hours of tweaking and preparing to their perfection. Tanner's sophomore album is a fusion of electronic acoustic pop, that travels broad sonic landscapes containing expressive, sticky hooks with lyrics rich in imagery. As The Pitch described "impassioned vocal inflections of Sting and the jazzy chord changes of Steely Dan, Walle creates polished tunes with mainstream appeal and pro-grade musicianship ... a slick collection of Pro Tools craftsmanship that serves as a showcase for Lawrence's Mixtape Meditation Studio."