Background Information
Origin London, England
Genre Punk Rock
Years active 2003-present
Label(s) Red Wagon
Associated Acts The Vegas Tones
Tatiana DeMaria
Nick Kent
Jake Reed
Former Members
Tim Vanderkuil
James 'Spreader' Bailes
Damon 'Damonski' Wilson
Robin Guy

TAT are a female fronted punk rock band hailing from London, England consisting of Tatiana DeMaria (vocals/guitar), Nick Kent (bass/vocals) and Jake Reed (drums/vocals).

History Edit

The band, originally a quartet,[1] was founded by Tatiana DeMaria and Tim Vanderkuil (formerly of The Vegas Tones)[2] in 2003. In 2004 they released two singles, 'Peace Sex & Tea'[3] and 'Pessimist',[4] which were put out independently through EX Records in conjunction with the Extreme Sports Channel. After touring the UK, they earned a support slot with The Offspring and The Horrorpops in Paris,[5] where they were exposed to 13,000 people.

Throughout 2005, TAT experienced several lineup changes which eventually saw the band become the three-piece they are today with the addition of bassist Nick Kent and drummer Jake Reed.[6] After more UK touring, they flew to Poland to join Coalition For Kids,[7] a two week stadium tour to raise money for terminally ill children.

2006 saw the release of their next single, 'Champagne Cocaine & Strawberries',[8] which they released and distributed themselves. During this period, Jake briefly left the band and was replaced by former drummer Robin Guy until his return. For this reason, Robin can be seen in the promotional video for 'Champagne Cocaine & Strawberries'.[9]

The band were invited out to America in July to join the second leg of the Vans Warped Tour,[10] where they were well received by spectators and bands alike.

In 2007, TAT toured the UK and Europe with such notable punk acts as NOFX[11] and The Bouncing Souls (who they met on Warped Tour '06)[12] as well as Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, The Draft and The Loved Ones. In October, they spent three weeks in Atlanta, GA where they recorded the bulk of their long awaited debut album.

TAT released their album preview EP entitled 'This Is...TAT' in 2008. They completed the Vans Warped Tour and embarked on several other North American/Canadian tours with Alice Cooper,[13] Lagwagon and MXPX.[14]

Soho Lights, the band's long awaited debut album, was released on October 28th 2008 through their own label, Red Wagon Records, with nationwide distribution across the USA via Sony's RED Distribution.[15] After a short break over the festive period and playing a long awaited gig back home for their fans in London on 15 January 2009, The band returned to the USA in February for a week long Californian tour with Pennywise and Authority Zero. Nick Kent was unable to attend the tour due to a wrist operation and was temporarily replaced by Nick Stagnaro (formerly of Eight Fingers Down and Good Guys In Black) for all seven shows.

According to a blog entry on the band's MySpace page, TAT will be playing at every date for Warped Tour 2009.

On Reel Big Fish's 2009 release, Fame, Fortune, & Fornication, Tatiana DeMaria sang duet vocals with Aaron Barrett on Talk Dirty to Me.


Studio albumsEdit

Soho Lights (2008, Red Wagon Records)



Champagne Cocaine & Strawberries (2006, self released)
Pessimist - Live From Another Wasted Summer (2004, Ex Records)
Peace Sex & Tea (2004, Ex Records)

References Edit

  1. Work Hard PR
  2. Perfect Songs
  3. Peace Sex & Tea @
  4. Pessimist @
  5. Critique du concert de Offspring le 16 Mars 2004, Paris - Bercy (In French)
  6. TAT Fans - Biography
  7. Coalition For Kids
  8. Champagne Cocaine & Strawberries @
  9. Champagne Cocaine & Strawberries video @
  10. - 'TAT, British Punk on Warped Tour' interview
  11. NOFX / The Loved Ones / Tat - Brixton Academy, London on Sunday 4 November 2007
  12. Bouncing Souls official website - 02.16.07 news article
  13. article - You're Gonna Love TAT
  14. Lagwagon/MXPX 'I'm Kind Of A Big Deal' tour poster
  15. CMJ News Story

External links Edit

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