The TAUK Moore tour finished its train of thought on Saturday when TAUK and vocalist Kanika Moore wrapped their joint run at the Park City Music Hall in Bridgeport, CT.
Saturday’s sold-out show marked the culmination of a months-long run of collaborative concerts from the ongoing creative partnership. TAUK, the progressive instrumental jam quartet, and Moore, the dominating vocalist from neo-synthwave act Doom Flamingo, have created a musical yin-yang, each offering what the other lacks.
What began as a sit-in during the TAUK Paper Scissors set at Mountain Music Festival last June has since ballooned into a full-blown joint venture. Since October 2022, TAUK and Kanika Moore have released six collaborative singles, with the band promising in a post after Saturday’s show, “This won’t be the last you hear from us, & we may have just recorded some more original music together this weekend so be on the look out for that soon.”
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While the notion of TAUK with vocals may seem foreign, the band first began as a quintet with the current lineup performing alongside vocalist Alessandro Zanelli, who appeared on the group’s out-of-circulation 2010 album, Brokedown King. Zanelli left the group in 2011, and TAUK has existed as an instrumental quartet ever since—though Teel has been known to show off his pipes during the occasional TAUKing Wonder set and even put out a solo album in 2017, Gentleman’s Day, using his first and middle names, Isaac Sinclair. The drummer has also hosted intimate gigs as drummer/singer/emcee, like his Jam Room session on Jam Cruise 17.
While this run of shows may be over, it appears TAUK and Kanika Moore plan to TAUK Moore in the future. Check out a gallery of images from Saturday’s tour closer in Connecticut courtesy of photographer David Gray and stream full video of the show from mk devo.
TAUK & Kanika Moore – Park City Music Hall – Bridgeport, CT – 3/4/23 – Full Video