With Greg Adams supplying vocals and rhythm guitar, Derrick Dieso on lead guitar, Austin Paragas fielding bass and backing vocals, and Henri Tyler behind the drums, these four West Philly musicians come together to create TIOGA, their unique brand of indie rock, flavored with refreshing rhythms and memorable melodies. Drawing influence from artists such as The 1975, The Killers, Two Door Cinema Club, among others, TIOGA has been likened to “early 2000’s new wave revival acts,” while also drawing from The War on Drugs, The National, and Interpol.
The name “Tioga,” used to describe a place between two points, a middle ground, or a gateway, originates from Native American tribes whose range encompassed what is now the Philadelphia area.
In the case of TIOGA (the band), the name seemed to fit their vision: Philadelphia, PA serves as the middle point for what each of the members has brought to the table. Coming from different towns, musical backgrounds, and lifestyles, these four musicians have found their common ground in TIOGA.