Tuppy The Band was started in Brooklyn, New York in 1999 by Madison, Wisconsin transplants, Andy Olson and Mark Hervey. Mark had been asked to do a 20 minute set at a comedy show at a club called Tonic on Ludlow St. on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. He and Andy concocted a premise that they would dress up and appear as huge rock stars who were doing a surprise club appearance. They penned a few songs and with 2 guitars, wigs and bell bottoms, managed to fill the 20 minutes. They thought that would be the end of it, but as it turned out, they kept being asked to play another show, and then another and another.
Within a year they had asked their roommate and Madison native, Graham Willoughby to learn bass guitar and join in on the fun. Expecting a long learning curve, Graham surprised everyone by doing his first show with Tuppy a few weeks after buying the instrument. The next year, after doing shows with a few mercenary drummers, they asked another Madison native, singer songwriter, Beckley Roberts to join as their drummer. A few other musicians have been part of the fun over the years including master keyboardist Dave Adler, and Bass thumper James Gleason.
Tuppy The Band has written well over 60 songs through the years, and are finally getting around to releasing the backlog that has been building up over the last two decades .