Tank and the Bangas’ sound is effervescent. The New Orleans outfit craft shimmering, poetic soul infused with gospel, R&B, pop and then some. Helmed by vocalist and poet Tarriona “Tank” Ball, the group won NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest back in 2017 which propelled them to worldwide renown.
Since then they’ve garnered acclaim for their energetic and remarkable live shows, as well as being nominated for Best New Artist at the 2020 Grammys. Their upcoming new release Red Balloon is due out this summer.
Presented by Bristol Beacon
Age: 16+ (under 18s to be accompanied by an adult)
Start time: 19.30
Booking fees for this event include Bristol Beacon’s standard 9% booking fee + a venue restoration levy of £0.90 for The Marble Factory
While most albums try to document the recording of songs, Green Balloon chronicles the experimental vision — the underlying philosophy that is Tank and the Bangas. This stuff is serious fun!”
A veteran of the New Orleans music scene who took the city’s bounce music movement national around 2010, the flamboyant diva known as Big Freedia became the mainstream face of bounce, delivering high-energy, body-positive, and LGBTQ-empowering anthems such as “Booty-Whop” and “Explode” from the 2014 breakthrough Just Be Free and “Rent” from 2018’s 3rd Ward Bounce. In addition to her music, the bounce ambassador also starred in her own reality shows, Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce and Big Freedia Bounces Back.
Covid-19 Safety Measures at Marble Factory
Please do not attend if you have Covid-19 symptoms or have been asked to self-isolate.
NHS COVID Pass required
Or proof of negative PCR/Lateral flow test taken in the last 48 hours
Wear a face covering on entry, standing in the venue and when ordering at the bar
Card payment only, contactless preferred
Be respectful of other people’s personal space