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Past Performances

The Groove, NYC

Bellmore Theater -  Bellmore, NY

L.I.C. - Long Island City, NY

Ernest & Scott Taproom - Wilmington, DE

Funk n' Waffles -  Syracuse, NY

Bleu Chick Restaurant - Syracuse, NY

New York State Fair

All Star Alley Tavern

Taste of Syracuse

Copper City Brewing -  Rome, NY

Sunground Music Festival -  Pinelands, NJ

Dinosaur BBQ -  Harlem, NY

Palace Theater - Syracuse, NY

Controlled Accident Music Festival - NY

Subcat Studio Live Sessions - Syracuse, NY

Likeminded -  Syracuse, NY

Spark Art Space - Syracuse, NY

Syracuse University

Erie Canal Museum - Syracuse, NY

Sugar Bar - NYC

Roji  - Syracuse, NY

Folk Art Center - Syracuse, NY

Festival of the Woods, NY

Lovely Time Festival, NY



"Tanksley sings with an ethereal, breathy timbre, but has the range to hit ambitious high notes" 
 K. Tulloch, Syracuse Post Standard

"Definitely top-shelf, with tight arrangements and a serious groove"

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J. Hochberg, Finger Lakes Music Press

"...throaty vocal tone blended with his clear and nearly pitch-perfect falsetto...

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-Reggie Siegler, The Stand


"Keep an Eye on Tanksley, Syracuse's up-and-coming Jazz/Soul Rocker"

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By Katrina Tulloch, Syracuse.com

"Tanksley sings with an ethereal, breathy timbre, but has the range to hit ambitious high notes'   

K. Tulloch, Syracuse Post Standard

"He's humble, genuine and over-the-top talented"

C. Orlando, Talent Buyer



TANKSLEY on npr/WAER FM -The 315  (May 2019)

TANKSLEY on Soundscene (May 2019)


Link:  Tanksley on Sunny 102.1 FM - 2017

Link: Barcelona City FM interview Tanksley w/Billy Harfosh


Experience Tanksley on Apple Music,  Spotify, Tidal, Soundcloud & all major streaming services.


Tanksley is a singer-songwriter with a sound that is a creative blend of soul, rock, pop and hip hop influences. This singer-songwriter, self-taught guitarist and pianist was born in Central NY, and started playing instruments at the age of 15. He recently studied under the legendary Carlos Alomar (David Bowie’s guitarist musical arranger, and collaborator for decades). and local jazz greats, Ronnie Leigh and Nancy Kelly.  


His performances generate an energy that moves the crowd—physically and emotionally—whether he’s playing a dynamic acoustic set solo or with his gifted band that has featured multi-instrumentalist Billy Harrison, percussionist Tre Reid, and Nick DiMaria on trumpet.


Recently, Tanksley opened for Grammy Award winning artist Lalah Hathaway.  He and his band have headlined at the New York State Fair,  performed in NYC at Webster Hall, Toshi’s, and the legendary Minton’s Playhouse in Harlem and The Groove, NYC.  Tanksley has also performed numerous shows at Universities, Music Festivals and Private Events. 




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Booking and Management

Contact:  officialtanksley@gmail.com