'The art of being creative'.
31/1/18 marks the day when TABOU visit the BBC Introducing in Essex studios to record a feature for the show to be broadcast on Saturday the 3rd Feb.
As one of BBC Introducing in Essex' chosen 'Sound of 2018' winners, the boys are absolutely buzzing.
TABOU are to perform 3 tracks live ...
Debut track | Honey |
Forthcoming track | Caramel |
Current track | Galaxies Apart - with a special little twist |
Ever since DJ and presenter Ollie Winiberg showed massive support for | Honey | the band have been keen to meet both Ollie and producer Alex and shake their hands... the level of support even went as far as the track being taken all the way to BBC Radio 1 ...that's nutty for a debut track by an unsigned band who had been together just 16 weeks at the time.
After being invited live on air to go and perform at the BBC Intro studios by Ollie, TABOU jumped at the chance.
Now with Ollie himself back nice and fresh from a rather successful stint filling in for Huw Stephens and presenting on Radio 1 recently ... it seems the planets have finally aligned and everyone gets to meet and say 'hello'.
Why not give your brain a rest and tune in on Saturday from 8pm to listen to TABOU chat to Ollie about:
Upcoming gigs | New Content |
TABOUs plans for the Summer |
The bands highlights from their first year |
Hear an exclusive performance and the first radio play of forthcoming release 'Caramel' |
Just in case the boys forget on air, there are a lot of people who we are all extremely grateful for... those include ..
Ollie and Alex | BBC Intro in Essex.
Eddy Temple Morris | Virgin Radio.
Youth Club | for the early support.
Mike Briggs | Carousel Films (filming, editing)
Rees Broomfield | The Broomcupboard Studios | Production/studio space
Sam G | Music Crowns (Promo)
Sofar Sounds London (sick gigs)
Karen | The Falcon (for the residency).
Darren | Lateral thinking (filming, editing)
Our families for your love and patience.
There are many others ... thank you all so much for your support. We all feel humble and blessed for it.
We would love it if you could all come to the next Essex TABOU gig @ The Falcon, in Southend on the 9/2/18 to celebrate TABOUs first year....
Sticky | 2018
TABOU and Sticky are both overjoyed to confirm that TABOU are one of the artists to have been awarded the much coveted 'Sound of 2018' token by BBC Introducing in Essex.
Essentially, this earmarks the band as ones to watch this year.
The chaps have very kindly been invited to visit the BBC Introducing in Essex studios on the 31/1/18 for a live session that will be broadcast on Saturday the 03/2/18.
Huge thanks to presenter Ollie and producer Alex.
20/01/18 | Sofar Sounds | London.
31/01/18 | BBC Live Radio Session.
05/02/18 | Sofar Sounds | London.
09/02/18 | The Falcon | Southend.
31/3/18 | Sofar Sounds, London.
01/4/18 | The Alex, Southend, Essex.
With ridiculously strong and more dancier tunes like ‘Caramel’ ‘Vibes’, ’Closer’ and summer banger ‘Lazy Flavour’ (amongst a multitude of others) already stockpiled and ready to go... I can assure you personally that if you thought that the music TABOU brought to 2017 was good, you haven’t seen anything just
Artist: Essex Funk Soul band TABOU
Track: Galaxies Apart / Sweetest taboo Sade cover
Location: BBC introducing in Essex live radio session
Massive thanks to Ollie and Alex.
Shout to Daz from lateralthinkers.co.uk for putting this together.
Thank you to everyone who made this possible.
Have a little listen to how well thought of TABOU are over at BBC Introducing in Essex HQ.
This year has been incredible for both TABOU and Sticky... and as a result we are all feeling frivolously festive...
Follow the below link to check out TABOUs Christmas gift to the world of music (and fashion) ...
Wishing a Merry Christmas to all who have given Sticky and TABOU their help and support this year...
We are all hugely appreciative and grateful.
Low level renditions of 'Galaxies Apart' and 'Stone Souls' by TABOU.
Gig courtesy of Sofar Sounds.
Location: Bell Studios, Acton. West London.
Here's a glimpse of a low level SOFAR Sounds set on the 08/12/17.
This Christmas (cover)
As a result of releasing third track 'Galaxies Apart' - The lovely people at BBC Introducing Essex have invited the TABOU boys into the studio for a session - live on air - 11m 20secs into the below link.
So far BBC Introducing Essex have supported all three of the boys releases and were responsible for TABOU being played on BBC Radio One.
We cannot express the level of love we feel for Ollie and the team.
Keep your ears peeled for more news on the live session as it comes in.
What's new in TABOU town?
30.11.17 marked the release of the boys 3rd track.
'Galaxies Apart' is available on all major platforms.
Please click the link to listen on Spotify.
or this one for Itunes:
What you doing?
: Hosting a monthly night at The Falcon in Southend - featuring TABOU and special guests.
1st Friday of every month - Free Entry -
The Falcon. Southend.
*** Music is a mission - not a competition ***
05/2/18 | SOFAR Sounds | London
09/2/18 | Residency @ The Falcon, Southend. Essex.
31/3/18 | SOFAR Sounds | London
01/4/18 - The Alex. Southend. Essex.
TABOU have dropped their first official video for second single 'Upgrade' -
Massive thank you to Mike from carouselfilms.co.uk/
Thank you to:
@tolzypole and @shancroasdailemakeup
TABOU were lucky enough to be granted permission by The Prime Minister, the head of The Met, and her majesty The Queen to enter London late on Friday night for an exclusive chat with Eddy Temple Morris live on air.
TABOU are in the business of making music...
The boys get down to the nitty gritty of discussing influences, songwriting and tunesmanship under the nurturing care of absolute gem of a man ETM.
Praise of the highest order must go to TABOU for managing not to swear even once during their 15 mins air time.
Though 8 mins of that was spent listening to 'Honey' and 'Upgrade' hit the airwaves.
Listen in at 1hr 45mins to hear the boys views.
... or head over to:
... for video footage.
After establishing a relationship with Mike after working with him during a live video session at The Broomcupboard Studios - Both TABOU and Sticky are delighted to be working with Carousel Films again. This time on something much more creative.
TABOU are about more than the music - everyone involved is a 'creative'. The group is a conceptual idea in itself - which is reflected in the name.
We all recognize that music is consumed with the eyes as well as with the ear balls.
After coming in with a 'live session video' for debut track 'Honey' - the second instalment in The Tales of TABOU will see things take a slightly darker twist with the creation of the official music video for TABOUs second release 'Upgrade'.
Does 'Life imitate Art' or does 'Art imitate Life'?
Either way... this is the first chance for TABOU to get visually creative.
We spent a brief period of time with Mike from Carousel and gave him our ideas - and to quote 'Matt The Bass' he literally 'raped our minds' - his conceptual understanding of what we want is bang on the money. Can't wait to get started.
Smart smart man. Super professional. Check his stuff out...
The follow up to debut track 'Honey' -
'Upgrade' is out now.
The TABOU boys loved their session at the Broomcupboard Studios with Rees whilst filming the live video for 'Honey' and took the time to fire off this cover of Kwabs massive track 'My Own'.
For more on TABOU - Click here: https://stickyfingerltd.com/is-it-tabou%3F
Thank you also to Mike at Carousel for his skills in filming, editing and producing.
Hot on the heels of their successful debut track 'Honey' ... having featured on BBC Essex Intrroducing, Soho Radio, and the mighty BBC Radio One - TABOU have been keeping their foot firmly on the gas ...
The chaps have recently dropped their second track entitled 'Upgrade' - if you liked how the lads started their journey, then you will love 'Upgrade' ... OUT NOW.
Soon after releasing their debut single - TABOU were busy at The Broomcupboard Studios in Southend filming a live performance of 'Honey' to accompany the track.
After being premiered on Music Crowns - the video has clocked up over 35k views in just over a week.
*** First play on BBC Radio 1
*** Regular plays on BBC Introducing in Essex
*** Plays on Soho Radio.
As well as being the first platform to showcase TABOUs live performane of 'Honey' - Music Crowns were also kind enough to surprise the chaps with this rather glowing review of the track ...
Their debut single ‘Honey‘ is sure to leave a sweet taste in your mouth. A future classic in the making, the track delivers all the band’s trademark charm. Like cruising the streets in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, ‘Honey’ is an electrifying throwback with a few new tricks up its sleeve. From its straight off the bat, 80’s inspired disco beat, to its refreshing half-time chorus, TABOU’s debut is an unforgettably strong introduction.
A massive thank you to everyone over at Music Crowns.
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