Satnam’s Tash are an upbeat, 3-piece, Rock band from the East Midlands, England.
The band members are Adam Garcia, and Brothers Pete Robertson and Andrew Robertson.
Pete and Andrew have played music together most of their lives and originally formed Satnam’s Tash as a four-piece in 1999. Pete had an unfortunate tendency to take life too seriously back then and in 2004 Satnam’s Tash decided to have a short break, which lasted 4 years. During which time Andrew formed drum and bass band Howling Buddha and Pete toured with stage-show Vampires Rock.
Satnam’s Tash reformed in 2008 as a three-piece with bass player Andy Peat, performed hundreds of gigs and recorded their first 2 albums.
Andy Peat left to get married in 2011, so after far too much thought Pete and Andrew asked Adam to join them. Adam was already a fan of the band, so didn’t take too much convincing, and had already learnt to play many of the songs on guitar. So Pete and Andrew stuck him on bass and they have been writing and performing happily together ever since.
Originally Satnam’s Tash only played electrically but since early 2012 have performed both an acoustic and an electric set.
Their acoustic set contains Guitar, Bass and a Cajon (drum-box). As well as a few of their own songs they have an ever-growing list of covers including such artists as Johnny Cash, David Bowie, Queen, The Rolling Stones and many more.
The electric set is strictly original songs only, much as they’re sometimes tempted to throw in a Queen song or something, the acoustic set rocks out enough to get it all out of their systems, leaving the electric set to be an experience all of it’s own.
This line-up has full drum-kit, bass, electric guitar, keyboard and saxophone, but still with just the three of them.
At the top of the page Satnam’s Tash were described as a Rock band. Well, Rock is probably the closest description, they do play in a variety of styles, including Ska, Reggae, Blues, Punk and Grunge. It is quite hard to pinpoint exactly what Satnam’s Tash do, but it seems to work for both them and their wide ranging audience. The easiest way to hear it for yourself is either to come to a gig