AS SOLO ARTIST
Brought up in a traveling musical family, Tano was introduced to the world of music at a young age. His first instrument was the “doumbek” (a Middle Eastern drum) which he started at age 6. He started studying piano at age 7, and at age 12 began teaching himself guitar. At age 13 he taught himself how to digitally record and produce music, which began his career as a composer/producer. He then continued to expand his array of instruments, adding saxophone/clarinet at age 13, bass and oud at 16, and laouto at 18.
Tano's original music is simply “Pop,” but is strongly supported by his experience with a myriad of different styles ranging from Blues & Rock to Eastern European & African music. He is a life-long Beatles fan, and continues to be influenced by their music everyday. He has referenced artists like OneRepublic, Maroon 5, Hozier, and Ben Howard as more current musical influences. He released his debut solo album entitled "Bandit" in 2014 and has since released two other albums with two different group projects: Luminescence, a Pop duo, (2015), and Taraf de Locos, a Balkan/Latin/World group (2015). Tano is currently peforming regularly with his newest project, Sarma Brass Band - a traditional style Balkan brass band based out of Boston, MA.
Tano also works frequently as a composer for advertisements, TV, and film. He has had songs placed in advertisements for Verizon, Salesforce, Rust-Oleum, and more.