Tigerman with Zr. King and Cat Dail
Not so long ago in a basement not that far away, in the deepest darkest depths of New Jersey, Tigerman was born. The band is a highly improvised, mostly instrumental product of the diverse music backgrounds of its members who met while studying music at William Paterson University. Consisting of Adam Carelli on Alto/Tenor Sax and EWI, Jay Gogel on Keys/samples, Kurt Althoff on Guitar, Joe Stracquatanio on Bass, and Rory Burns on Drums. These five musicians possess the musical strength, speed, agility and ferocity of a Tiger in its most primal state. Tigerman’s sound blends elements of funk, jazz, rock and the bizarre into a unique blend of groovy jams and epic aural journeys.
“On a trek through a robot jungle, the sounds of pixelated explosions and whimsical tones permeate the trees. The bark of monkeys and the trumpeting of an elephant can be heard. Then the ambience is broken, replaced by a driving and pulsing beat. A saxophone paves the way for face-melting guitar riffs. This is Tigerman. Genre-defying, Tigerman is a quintet made up of cool cats, rocking music and an aesthetic that's bound to make new listeners curious.”
Greg Watry - The New Jersey Herald
Awarded prizes from Billboard magazine, Musician magazine, the Independent Music Awards, and many more, Cat Dail is an internationally touring singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer. She has released 5 albums on the Lucky Magnet recording label she founded.
Cat Dail has been a highlight of the national Indie rock scene since she first hit in the 90s. Leading her NYC band, distant cousins, Cat played all the legendary clubs in NYC, including a Friday night residency at the Bitter End, and most colleges and clubs from Vermont to Virginia, Colorado to California.
Most recently, Cat Dail has been joined by some of the best musicians in the world, featured regularly at SXSW and other festivals, and playing for causes she believes in. Her music is heard on tv (CBS Sports, PBS) and in films (independent and feature). In addition to a life in music, Dail has led important and long-lasting community efforts in leadership roles at libraries, food banks and as original Board Chair of the internationally-acclaimed, female-led Strike Anywhere Theater Ensemble, a progressive, multi-media collaboration, winner of grants from Poetry Foundation, among others.