Tuatha is variously translated at the people, the children, or the tribe. It is most notable in the Tuatha dé Danaan, the people of the Goddess Dana, an early tribe in Ireland that have become the faeries in Celtic legend. We have borrowed musical ideas from many tribes the world over, and we are proud to be the people.
Electric Violin, Vocals, and Percussion.
Tiracai has been gracing the stages of Fort Collins, CO for four years. Drawing on Middle Eastern, Indian, and Celtic influences, her compositions are further inspired by the mystical spirit of the Goddess. She also appears on Tim Hanauer's recent release, Boomerang.
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar Synthesizer, Vocals.
Buying his first electric guitar at 9 with his savings, Ek'Balam truly started his love affair with the guitar. He has explored a wide variety of playing styles and music genres, from classical to jazz fusion. Studying under jazz guitarist Ken Navarro, he developed an understanding of music composition, playing styles and techniques. Despite his love for music and ravenous appetite for collecting and listening to it (even in his sleep), his guitars gathered dust for too many years. In recent years, his lust for playing has (re)possessed his soul. Dusting off his playmates, he again has let his fingers cascade over their strings to ellicit the music that lies there waiting to be heard. Ek'Balam brings a passion for flamenco, gypsy, latin, classical, and gothic rock music to Tuatha.
Dounouba, Electronic Hand Drum, Doumbek, Riqq, Tar, Percussion.
Having absorbed structure and technique from many master hand drummers (including Abdoul Doumbia, Souhail Kaspar, Judy Piazza), Logran lays down African and Middle-Eastern inspired rhythms under Tuatha's kaleidoscope of fusion melodies. These traditional beats connect the band's music to tribal roots that run deep throughout human history.
Don't let his clean-cut looks fool you. Cerulean's bass playing comes from a tormented yet beautifully psychedelic space. Influenced by progressive and acid rock, Cerulean began playing bass at age 16 and has explored all genres from funk, metal, classical and power pop. Using music as a vessel to connect our spiritual and human experiences, Cerulean adds a solid bottom end to the Tuatha sound.
Scoz started playing drums in elementary school band at the age of 10, won his first drum kit in a bet at 14, played his first gig in a bar at 17, and has been pursuing the musician's dream ever since. He has played in more bands than he can recall, and has headlined many festivals and events. Scoz greatly appreciates all genres of music as long as the performers are playing from the heart, and he endeavors to use his instrument as a channel for his soul. His abilities are as eclectic and dynamic as his musical tastes, and he is known for his feverish desire to create a symbiotic synergy through truly listening to those he is performing with.