About Tall Piggy
As a voice for classic stupidity with a sexy modern vibe, Tall Piggy wallows in a toxic stew of slinky funk metal, lick laden lunacy and soul crushing verse. Tall Piggy’s shred dance grooves can range anywhere from Black Sabbath at a tea party to Alice In Chains with a scoop of ice cream to Rage Against the Machine for the politically unmotivated. Raised in Upstate New York where he enjoyed an inordinate number of school closings, Tall Piggy blossomed under the heavy influence of mini golf and bug spray. With a squirrel on his shoulder and a six pack at his side, Piggy is equally comfortable composing about the insanity, profanity and absurdity of being human. Simply summarized, Tall Piggy delivers disturbingly plumped up distorted funk crunch.
The self defecating nap master who makes his mother cringe regularly, writes all song lyrics and lays down all guitar and vocal tracks himself. That is simply how pigs have always made recordings. Metal and pot head peers led him by his snout to heavy metal and hairband influences such as Dio, Iron Maiden, Ozzy and Dokken. The frantic pleas of the high school jazz band director crying, “A round sound! Round!!! Not Motley Crue!” is one of his fondest memories from his youth. When asked about the pig behind the art he quips, “Don’t listen to me, listen to my music…..Oink?…”
Along with his thirst for groovy shred, Piggy has been performing, arranging, and composing classical guitar music since 1988. His three main classical squeezes are Bach, Beethoven and Bartok – the three Bs as he likes to say. Combining the discipline and thematic development skills of classical composition with the brutality of metal and the grace of jazz is preferred even to a good wallow in the mud. He teaches classical, rock and every other style guitar at his studio in Houston where students learn whatever they like. TP belches out and records his sickeningly insulting fruity dance metal grooves while sitting on the pot for the most part. Good, tight and dry acoustics with a comforter on the floor and shower curtain pulled closed. Just right for vocals. Heh, heh, heh... Piggy takes frequent breaks, however, to feed the squirrels and mock the neighbors.
The highly anticipated, yet largely insulting, feared and derided single, Burger Shark was Produced, Mixed & Mastered by Brian Lanese, Joe Palladino played drums and Orlando Mestre played bass. These gentlemen cleaned the Burger Shark up real nice. Much 'ppreciated, guys...
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