Thermal And A Quarter (TAAQ) is a path-breaking band from Bangalore, India. TAAQ describes its music as ‘Bangalore Rock’; a sound as unique and layered as the fast-growing city of its birth. Imagine a Phish-meets- Steely Dan-via-Mahavishnu-Orchestra vibe: the TAAQ sound is all that and more.
Through the last 15 years, TAAQ has played all over India, completed tours in the USA, the United Kingdom, West Asia, China and South-East Asia, released four studio albums and several singles, opened for acts like Deep Purple and JethroTull, supported acts like Megadeth and Machine Head, and won awards for individual musicianship as well as overall contribution to ‘Indian Rock’. Live, TAAQ delivers an unforgettable, immersive musical experience. From packed clubs to arena-size venues, TAAQ’s stellar musicianship, hard-hitting lyrics, and fluid improvised style make every gig unique.
•Toured the USA in 2012, playing theatres, clubs and universities in New York, Dallas and Seattle. A live album, recorded and mixed in New York by Kirk Yano (producer of Pat Martino, Public Enemy, Miles Davis and others), to be released soon.
•Feature spot at the 2012 Mosaic Festival, Singapore.
•Hong Kong Tour; supported Bobby Taylor (mentor, The Jackson 5)
•Headlined Burn Festival in Male, Maldives
•Performances at Java Jazz Festival with special guests Prasanna and Vinnie Valentino
•4th Album This Is It mixed by Grammy-winner Jeff Peters at A.R. Rahman’s studios.
•3rd Album Plan B showcased on National Public Radio’s (www.npr.org) All Things Considered
•United Kingdom Tour– London and Glasgow
•Middle East Tour – Dubai and Bahrain
•Repeatedly featured in Rolling Stone magazine
• Front man Bruce Lee Mani wins ‘Guitarist of the Year’ at Rolling Stone/Jack Daniels Awards 2009; also wins Leon Ireland ‘Vocalist Of The Year’ Award in 2011