Full disclosure. I know Tart Vandelay. They’re friends of mine. I try not to make it habit of having friends as featured artists, but this time it was surely worthy. Band leaders Marty and Kate are based in Rochester, NY where I live and we happened to get to know each other a bit thru a mutual friend. One night I was having some beers and decided to listen to their music. I was blown away! Hence, they are an official featured artist and that makes me very happy!
Tart Vandelay – Sonic Importer/Exporter
Creative, catchy and downright addictive Tart Vandelay has a chance to carve out a special niche that only they will own. Kate uses a vocal looper to add unique layers and flavors to their music. I haven’t heard anyone else do it quite as well as she does. Her voice is crisp, clear and has a pop star quality about it. Marty isn’t a bad guitar player either! The couple/team writes their tunes which have hippy-esque moments but I’m surprised at how funky it is also.
They have a full band that plays shows with them, but it seems that Kate and Marty are the driving forces behind the music. They gig semi regularly in the greater western New York area. I haven’t had a chance to catch them live but it’s at the top of my list, especially after watching their video and getting in to their music. Watch the Deeper With Dave interview in the video to find out more about this talented musical couple.
I encourage you to get in touch with them on social media and let them know you found out about their music right here on Indie Music Plus! As always, thank you for reading and supporting indie music!