Tigerman, Zr. King
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