Tally Hall is an alternative rock band from Ann Arbor, Mich., known for its colorful ties and expressive music. The band’s latest album, “Good & Evil,” was released in June of 2011 with Quack! Media, featuring “You & Me” and “&.”
“’Good & Evil’ seemed to encapsulate the batch of songs we had for the album,” singer and keyboardist Andrew Horowitz said. “We recorded the album in Los Angeles with producer Tony Hoffer.”
The band’s expressive style is unique.
“A giant cloud made of cotton candy wherein a circus of magical creatures speak in poetry,” Horowitz said.
Tally Hall got its start during college.
“Sophomore year of college, I was introduced to Rob (Cantor, guitarist and vocalist) through a mutual friend,” Horowitz said. “From there, we added members one by one. It grew from a two-person jam session to a band within a couple months.”
With its unique style, the band felt the name Tally Hall suited it well.
“Tally Hall is named after a defunct mini-mall in the suburbs of Detroit,” Horowitz said. “It’s a place of nostalgia for the rest of my Michigan-based band. In Tally Hall, there were arcade oddities sprinkled throughout.”
The band started an internet show a couple years ago called THIS, which featured 10 mini episodes of sketch-comedy.
“The Tally Hall Internet Show was a natural progression from the short clips we were posting online,” Horowitz said. “The short films spilled over to Tally Hall, and we consciously opened up Tally Hall to all forms of creative expression.”
The most important thing that keeps Tally Hall’s music going is themselves and to make something worthwhile.
“Our hope to create an alternative to the plethora of crap shoved into the public’s minds.”
Band members include:
Rob Cantor - Guitar, vocals
Joe Hawley - Guitar, vocals
Ross Federman - Drums
Zubin Sedghi - Bass, vocals
Andrew Horowitz - Keyboards, vocals