Tarantola is a London based Dub-Rock-Gypsy band that comprises six energetic musicians who come from different corners of the world - Italy, Brasil, Cyprus, Turkey and England – and who share their diverse musical influences to bring vibrant and energetic performances to international audiences.
Mauro Lacandia, the main writer, hailing straight from the boot of Italy, seeks to recreate the legend of “Taranta", (the traditional music from Salento) the spider that bites people and brings them in a state of trance which can only be cured with dance, music and love!
Their shows combine high energy performances, intimate moments of interaction with the crowd together with captivating songs that will not let your feet keep still!
After having released the "Rogue Rouge Circus", an EP of 5 songs that use the circus as a metaphor of life and inviting people to escape the daily routine of life, now Tarantola is moving towards a new set of releases with a fresher and more modern reggae dub sound, influenced by Mellow Mood, Modestep, Manu Chao, Snoop Lion, Dubioza Kolektiv, Damian Marley mixed with some gypsy music from different corners of the world!
Tarantola performed in many prestigious venues and festival such as Koko (London) supporting The Feeder, Camp Bestival (Lulworth Castle), London Remixed Festival, RichMix London, Hootananny (Brixton-Sold Out), Arts by the River Festival (Bournemouth - Headliners), The Scoop (Tower Bridge, London - Headliners).
Tarantola bites her victims and steals their souls, making them dance without rest in a unique live show.
Calypso in love
Having completed the Rogue Rouge Circus journey, Tarantola bring you a re imagination of the Odysseus story.
The song, called Calypso in Love focuses on the episode where Odysseus falls deeply in love with Calypso, the beautiful and enchanting nymph who traps him with her beauty and magic spells!
This song is infused with an eclectic blend of Pop and Reggae vibes and explores the irrational and explosive side of love at first sight.
Tarantola’s Odysseus is falling in love with the most enchanting, captivating but dangerous girl at the party! Only reggae gods can save him!
The goal of the band is to spread a message of unity and use their music as an open invitation to everyone to become part of a global family, where people of all colours, genders and backgrounds are celebrated as equal.
BOM CHICA BOM
ROGUE ROUGE CIRCUS EP