TNT BAND – Rock N Soul at its Best - History – (1970’s – 1980’s) - The TNT BAND was born and raised on the streets of the city of New Haven, CT USA.
Formed in the 1970's’s and disbanded in the 1980's this original Rock N Soul group made a major impact in East Coast Music History and composed, recorded, and produced many interesting compositions during those decades of a East Coast Style of Funk and Blues.
The TNT BAND sound was Progressive Rock energized with some good Old Soul Music and Blues. A style of music the band helped in creating that was later to be known as the New Haven Sound. They toured up and down the East Coast performing in Concerts, Clubs, and Colleges from Maine to Florida.
Thomas Borino (Piano , Organ, Vocals) and Thomas Sansone (Sax, Flute, Vocals) childhood friends played in many New Haven area soul and rock bands together. Bands like the United Soul, Quake, Dead End Kids, Sweet Tulsa Band, and the CT All Star Music Revue featuring Thomas Borino, Thomas Sansone, Roger Koob, lead singer of the Premiere's (1950's) and Frontiers (1960's), and Bill Baker, lead singer of The Five Satins (1950's).
The TNT BAND started when they left the band at the time they were playing with Tommy and the Rivera's a well known East Coast recording and show band with a few hits under their belt. The TNT BAND was then formed with Greg Borino (Guitar, Vocals), Jeff Evans (Drums, Vocals) Angelo Santos (Drums, Percussion), and Keith Richards (Bass).
The band began recording and performing. The band's unique sound caught on fast and the group then became in much demand. They were performing about 24 nights a month up and down the East Coast. They would write and record during the day and then perform at night. A real hard working band that always was overpaying their dues being musicians in that era.
Growing up in New Haven the band was influenced by many different cultures and styles of music. All the passion and emotion of the Blues, Funk, Rock, and Jazz were all present in the city. The band reputation of excellence was based on their ability to combine strong vocal and instrumental arrangements into their compositions. Their live shows always had extended solo sections that featured the talents of each band member.
These blue eyed soul brothers could rock any house and fire up any crowd. Being introduced to the music of Motown, the Soulful sounds of Stax, Jazz, and the power of Rock n Roll at a young age helped them to nurture their art as songwriters and performers.
As you listen to the these recordings of the group you can feel and picture in your mind an image of that era in time this music was created and performed. The band was always very social conscious, involved with the Community and knew what their audiences yearned for. But most important you can also hear the love that they had for their life of music. Always giving up to their fans a good time motif that was filled with a genuine heartfelt passion of joy.
When the band disbanded in the late 1980's Thomas Borino, Thomas Sansone, and Greg Borino followed their love for Jazz to form the Contemporary Jazz group, Airborne.
Airborne now veterans of jazz celebrate years of recordings, jazz festivals, jazz concerts, and clubs. The members have toured across the World. Airborne has released many Award Winning and Chart Topping CD's and has received Worldwide Airplay and International Acclaim.
Airborne the proclaimed "Musical Peacemakers" of Contemporary Jazz sends out an Inspirational Message of Hope to the World. - http://www.airbornejazz.com