That was my first thought when I first heard of Tangerine. But being away from the local music scene, since my last days engineering sound for Sass/West at Bill Ashes and other prominent venues , any new band that emerged from then on I was oblivious to. Not to mention I took on a college career, started a painting business and recorded my 1st Solo CD "No More Pain" so I think I was very absorbed with 8 years of learning, making a living and recording without checking the new music scene. Shame on me Huh!! But so far today what I have learned is that........
Tangerine began in 1998 as an "every once in a while" side project, though it quickly grew to become something special for band members and followers alike.
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Bass player Lou Spagnola and guitarist Bill Plourde, both of the band Fortune, teamed up with drummer/singer Paul Soares and guitarist Tony Maggio to play the types of songs that had inspired them to become musicians. Shortly after, keyboard player John Wadkins had a free night so he came by to "sit in" for a few songs. He ended up playing the whole night, and quickly became a permanent member.