Since bursting onto the southwest country music scene in July 2012, Tony Corrales Band’s star has been rising fast. Their traditional country sound infused with just a touch of today’s “pop” and “bro” country has delighted country music fans not only around southern Arizona and the rest of the United States, but virtually worldwide. With the emergence of internet radio, the Tony Corrales Band (affectionately known to their fans as TCB), has attracted the attention of many globally syndicated radio progams and they have been able to share their music with fans on nearly every continent.
Never one’s to sit idle (clearly evident from their high-energy and entertaining shows), TCB is currently hard at work in the studio working on their first full-length album to be released in the spring of 2016. What can you expect from their first full-length endeavor? “A great mix of country music that will definitely get you two-steppin out on the dance floor or chair dancing in your seat” says lead vocalist Tony Corrales.
So what gives TCB it’s very diverse country sound? Well, let’s just meet the boys in the band!
Tony Corrales (Lead Vocals) – has been singing since he could utter his first words. He grew up listening to all types of music from Rock, Pop, Motown, Jazz, and of course, Country and Western. He still enjoys all types of music but his soul is deeply rooted in country music. Admittedly, Tony was a bit of a rocker in his early years and wasn’t really interested in county music. All that changed when his step-father, Howard, a truck driver who loves country music, came into his life. Tony used to go on short road trips with his Dad and was “forced” to listen to country music. Well, it didn’t take long for Tony to be bitten by the country music bug and he has been hooked ever since. Tony’s country musical influences range from George Strait, Alabama, Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Keith Whitley, to Elvis Presley. He is also strongly influenced by some of the hot new country artists on the charts today such as Chris Young, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, and Blake Shelton and you can definitely hear that edgy new country sound expertly blended with classic country. Aside from music, Tony is a very proud 20-year U.S Air Force veteran and serving his country alongside some of the most dedicated men and women of the US military is something he is certainly most proud of.
Joey Cota (Lead Guitar/Vocals) – has been playing guitar for over 25 years in a number of bands and genres. Everything from Heavy Metal to Tejano, Reggae, R&B, Top 40, Funk, Classic Rock, Africano and original music as well. Being a good ole boy from Texas, he has always held a deep love of country music. His musical influences include Richie Kotzen, Brad Paisley, Jimmy Page, Dimebag Derrell, Stanly Jordan, this list goes on and on, including the many musicians he has performed with. Joey says “Since I am still a student of the guitar, I try to learn from as many musicians as I can, to continually develop my skills and style.”
Carlos Solorzano (Drums/Vocals) – is a professional drummer & songwriter from Southern Arizona. His compositions have been featured on various television shows and have won multiple songwriting awards and grants. He has also been featured in DRUM! Magazine and other periodicals. His solo CD, “Desert Drummer,” is available on Amazon and features both his tribal drumming compositions and drumset solos that adapt world rhythms to the kit. His diverse drumming background definitely provides a fresh, unique, and highly entertaining beat and foundation to Country music. Carlos is endorsed by and proudly uses: Soultone Cymbals, Silverfox Drumsticks, Hansenfutz Pedals, and Mono Hybrid Cases. Carlos is also a very accomplished author with four books published.
Mike Yanoska (Rhythm Guitar/Vocals) – born into a coal mining family in Harlan County, Kentucky, Mike’s country music roots run deep. His exceptional songwriting, vocal, and guitar talent have lead to the successful production of numerous studio albums of original music, to include 4 solo albums. Mike has toured nationally from Los Angeles to Atlanta with a number of bands to include: The Towne Hall Trio, Our Glass, Keystone, Vision, Frontier Justice, and Cheyenne.
Thomas Charbonneau (Bass/Vocals) – got an early start with heavy metal band Jagged Edj in 1988 who signed with Vital Fluids records. Their music was featured on Z-Rock, KNAC, 98 KUPD and many other radio stations coast to coast. Thomas later moved on from LA to Nashville spending the majority of his career touring in several country bands that opened for headlining country acts from 1993 to 2002. Back in Tucson he has started a new chapter with TCB and they are shaking up the Arizona Country Music scene.
As you can see, TCB is truly a diverse group with musical influences from a multitude of genres.
This diversity is what gives them their signature sound and has won the hearts of many country music fans worldwide. Their future is extremely bright and they cannot wait to share more music with their fans!
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