Banastre Tarleton Band has been a mainstay on the
rock ‘n roll scene for the past
twenty-five years. Fans can always
count on a well-rehearsed, versatile and entertaining performance from this
legendary group. BTB has opened
concerts for Molly Hatchet, Head East, the Guess Who, Uriah Heep, the Ventures,
Missouri, Twisted Sister, the Rascals, and Bachman-Turner Overdrive.
The band has won numerous contests and awards, including KSHE/Six Flags
Battle of The Bands, Miller High Life Rock To Riches, Expo-America Battle of The
Bands, and was one of only seven acts to be sponsored at the national level by
Coors Light. They have
headlined venues in Las Vegas, Daytona
Beach, St. Louis, Kansas
hundreds of other cities and towns all across the United
States and Canada.
While based out of Chicago, BTB
released and scored a college hit in 1980 with “Electric Women” and since
then has recorded 22 singles and albums on their own Green Horse Records.
Tarleton’s 1982 pop rocker, “She’s My Favorite Girl,” reached the
Billboard Top 40 charts. Former
Billy Haley & the Comets keyboardist, Joey Welz, arranged and co-produced
“Alone on an
contains fourteen Banastre Tarleton Band originals.
Welz released the album in 1991 on his Caprice International label.
“Good as Gold,” “Cruisin’,” “Redwings,” “Attack Iraq,” and
“Debbie Wylde” have received major airplay. In
2002 “Eye for an Eye” was #1 in Costa Rica.
The band's first two
compilation CDs, "The Crown Jewels" and "Pyrrhic Victories,"
were well received by fans and the media. A third collection, "The
Early Years" was made available in September 2004.
Tarleton is currently performing a vintage keyboard show as a solo artist and
uses an Alesis SR-16 drum machine named Jack Beatoffski to drive the musical
bus. Joined by other artists, he recently recorded "Sweet As
Spring" for KOPN Radio's Lee Ruth Tribute CD and is working on a new
album called, "Fire & Sword", which will include his September 11
anthem "Walking Amongst The Ashes." Banastre Tarleton continues
to play and be a solid force in the Midwest entertainment
scene with his "Musical History of Rock, Blues, and Americana."