X-Panda is a progressive rock and fusion band from Estonia. The band is known for their concerts full of emotion and power - pure pleasure for people who like to dream, imagine and feel. The music of X-Panda will move both experienced musicians and just music lovers, because it is full of surprises and mood changes, sounds, complex rhythms, rhythmic illusions, jazz fusion chord progressions and passages, heavy or cruel guitar riffs and all that altered with heroic film music theme-like melodies that
one can sing along.
X-Panda tries to expand their musical horizon and knowledge by creating technically and musically more entertaining music for themselves in the first place.
The band was founded as a one time project for a song competition in april 2009. They ended up winning the competition with a song "Dickybirds". The feedback for such unusual music approach was extremely positive, so they decided to continue as a band.
Kaarel Tamra about X-Panda:
"I think that it is unusual that four people can share the same musical interests, especially in terms. It is so cool that sometimes when beginning to describe a particular riff or pattern, they already know
what to do without me even saying it. I find that really rare and special. We have a really good chemistry and we are all such good friends. The band is like a summer holiday -everybody is anxiously waiting for the rehearsals and concerts. They´re just so much fun, because we can do exactly what we
Main influences of X-Panda:
Dream Theater, Planet X, Liquid Tension Experiment, Jordan Rudess, Virgil Donati, Simon Phillips, Joe Satriani, Porcupine Tree, Nightwish.
Kaarel Tamra - keyboards
Risto Virkhausen - guitars
Tamar Nugis - bass and vocals
Karl-Juhan Laanesaar - drums