Primary Instrument: Band/orchestra
With musical influences drawn from American Roots Music to West Coast Swing, Gypsy Jazz, Surf Rock & Blues, The BlackTails are known for their outstanding instrumentalists and sophisticated musical arrangements. The band blends a seamless fusion of covers and original material, with high energy performances and dynamic improvisation.
On the heels of their debut album, Spy Lounge, Scotch Whiskey company Dewars drew them into the spotlight by licensing the track Off the Rack and promoting the group as a featured band in their 2006-2007 national advertising campaign.
The group performs at festivals, clubs and private engagements throughout the country and is represented by Ligeti Artists LLC. The Blacktails feature several programs in addition to their original music such as: Tributes to Jump Blues Greats, Latin Jazz Standards, 60's rock and Django Reinhardt. For booking Information please contact Peter Ligeti at 212-396-1111 or email@example.com
Outside of touring, founding members Peter Farrell, David Blacker & Carl Fospero work together as a writing & arranging production team for film, television and the music industry. Their work has appeared in numerous commercials in the US and UK.
Recently, they released 2 concept albums for children, Baby Blues and Swingset, designed to attract younger audiences to blues and roots music. Collaborating with modern blues and jazz greats such as vocalist, W.C. Handy Award Winner Toni Lynn Washington, & renowned Saxophonist Michael Hashim, they created a fresh new spin on roots music for the whole family. With great reviews from Billboard Magazine, Blues Review, and Blues Access Review, Baby Blues soon attracted the attention of Rounder Records and was distributed nationwide.