After four years of working hard and kicking ass, TINY DANZA are about to blow up. They hail from Toronto, Ontario and are a perfect blend of hip-hop, r&b, and party rock. Not satisfied with the state of contemporary pop and hip-hop these days, they’re committed to writing music that is at once sophisticated, accessible and meaningful; it’s where art music meets hip-hop.
Inspired by musicians such as The Roots, Donny Hathaway, Led Zeppelin, Miles Davis, Michael Jackson and The Beatles, their music combines live drums, synth keys and electric guitar with soulful vocals and tight rapping to create a signature sound that unifies the best elements of both electronic and acoustic sounds. They continue to be inspired by artists such as Usher, Drake, Florence and the Machine, Arcade Fire and modern hip-hop acts such as The Cool Kids, and Wax. There is something for everything in their music. At a TINY DANZA show, you’ll see people from all walks of life nodding out to the hypnotic grooves, spellbinding guitar solos and infectious vocal hooks. The effect is timeless; nostalgic yet innovative.
TINY DANZA formed in 2006 but the band members have all known each other since the mid 90s when they all attended Etobicoke School of the Arts together. Three members, Matt Russo (guitar), Andrew Santaguida (keys) and Nick Shao (drums) have been playing together in various groups for over a decade. Andrew Craig (vox) and Galen Hogg (vox) were both part of the hip-hop group Half Life while living in Montreal.
August 5 – 9:30pm
Horseshoe Tavern – 370 Queen St. West
OFFICIAL CD RELEASE SHOW