The Tip – Nashville‘s most sinful export from ‘Rock N Roll Heaven‘
Sleazy, bluesy, greasy – The American epicentre of music shows its balls again! Let us introduce you to The Tip from Nashville. Long nights, hot licks and the unbridled energy of the four pack are what wet rock’n’roll dreams are made of!
And the band does not only to the full extent live these dreams during their live show. They also share them with everyone via their music videos like the new one for 'Rock N Roll Heaven.'
Since The Tip came into the world in 2014, frontman Benny Carl, drummer Dixie Carl, guitarist Ricky Dover Jr. and bassist Robby Bote, who joined in 2015, live on the fast lane. Hungry and craving for relentless high energy Rock n’ Roll binges, the guys locked themselves up for several days and nights until they had their first EP “Killing It Wasted” recorded. Some concerts later, the self-titled debut came out in summer 2015, followed by live sieges of the West Coast, the East Coast and of the Mid-West of the United States.
This tough attitude paired with their explosive brew of blues-injected and dirty sleaze rock sounds soon brought The Tip the needed attention to not just be invited to Rocklahoma Festival two times in a row, but also to kick asses as the agitator for rock legends such as Buckcherry, The Darkness, Sebastian Bach, The Last Vegas or Geoff Tate’s Operation: Mindcrime.
Their second manifest “Sailor’s Grave” is available in the U.S. since August 2016 and will be released in Germany via SAOL on September 29th. The Tip are now off to overrun the German market with addictive songs like “Rock N Roll Heaven”, “Can You Smell The Money” or “Get The Fuck Out”. One of their incredibly catchy refrains puts it straight: "What you see, is what you get. No we ain't fakin' it!"
When you mix electric blues with a splash of glam and a hard punch in the face of classic rock & roll, one may believe you’ve been transported to 1970’s The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin or Guns N’ Roses. When, in fact, if you fast-forward to the year 2017, you will be met with The Tip.
By Veronica Lee
The Tip, a heavy hitting band out of Nashville, delivered a high energy quintessential rock show in Denver’s Herman’s Hideaway Friday night. Benny Carl, Dixie Carl, Myles Baker and Robby Bote hit the stage with immense energy and a tight and polished reminder of the good old days of ripe drugs, sex, and rock and roll. Touring their latest release, Sailors Grave, these self-proclaimed sleazy, greasy, bluesy rock n rollers were spot on and put it all out there on stage.
They opened the show with the hit Welcome to the Night, and swept up the crowd with their infectious energy and classic 70’s aesthetic. With big hair, big guitar solos, heavy harmonica and massive dancability, songs like Rock ‘N Roll Heaven and Struttin’ are indicators that The Tip is just experiencing the beginning of this genre resurgence. By the end of the night, Benny Carl, lead singer and guitarist, was on the shoulders of a fan while shredding his way to the bar for a shot of Jack.
The Tip will be rocking faces off of back home in Nashville next week and prepping for the next half of 2017 so be sure to check out their schedules, they are absolutely a must see this year.
The Tip would like to thank all their fans for voting them into the final round in the Sweden Rock Festival 2017 Band Competition. From over 900 bands, only 25 are left in the final round and the 3 bands with the most votes will get a spot in the festival line-up. The four day festival takes place in June and includes acts like Aerosmtih and The Scorpions.
The TIP wrapped up 2016 with the release of their latest album, "Sailor's Grave" on vinyl (available here). Barely a month into the new year and the guys have been busy booking tour dates through out the US including a stop at Rocklahoma 2017. This will be the second year in the row The TIP has graced the stage at this prestigious rock festival. With talks to hop the pond and play a few dates in Europe on the list, 2017 is looking to be The TIP's biggest year yet!
Right now a rock n roll resurgence is happening. Bands here in America are kicking ass and taking names. Biters, The Cry, Wyldlife, Dr. Boogie, Gene the Werewolf, Electric Black Horse and others are forging a rock n roll scene full of incredible talent. Another of those bands is Nashville’s The Tip. The Tip recently played gigs in Vienna and Norton, West Virginia. Both shows were stellar and showcased just how great The Tip are and how stacked the music scene is as they were supported by two other bands hot on the trail.
The first show at RadioActive in Vienna saw Columbus, Ohio’s Roxy Mae kick the night off with a great set featuring Dressed In Black, I Dare Ya, Life In the City and Drinkin Smokin Livin Luvin, as well as many other crowd favorites. Guitarist/singer Matt Starr Bores, bassist/singer Spider Lane and drummer/singer Heidi Helser keep showcasing an amazing ability to craft some of the coolest hooks out today.
The Tip‘s headlining set kicked off with Welcome to the Night and did not let down for a moment as front man Benny Carl will not be denied. The set also featured Rock N Roll Heaven from their upcoming release. Carl is backed by a trio a badass musicians, guitarist Ricky Dover Jr, bassist Robby Bote and drummer Dixie Carl. As a unit they stand shoulder to shoulder with any band out there today. The band features four distinct personalities, giving fans what they want. You want to see the man’s man, check. The ultra cool guy laying down the bass lines, check. The guitarist mesmerizing the attendees, check. The crazy as hell drummer, check. If you do, you’ll love The Tip.
Night two took place at private rock club The Rim in Norton. This show was also top notch as Charlotte, North Carolina’s Pröwess kicked off their current tour by opening the night. The band ran through No Survivors, Shaker, Show Me, Overboard and other crowd favorites. They also previewed their single Killing a Giant, which released on iTunes on June 21st. Vocalist Dalton Bowes, guitarists Scott Roby and Kip Anthony Wilson, bassist Kenneth Keelerand drummer Adam Ellis have progressed enormously in just over three months and will be on the road spreading their rock in a town near you soon. Pröwess‘ ep is near complete and features a killer set of tunes.
Seeing The Tip two nights proved that you will not see a let down or running through the motions gig from them. Tearing through over an hour of material, the set was a showcase of pure talent, entertainment and energy! From Welcome to the Night to closer Last Joint and everything in between, the crowd was begging for more. As a fan, seeing a band hit uncharted area and hearing the audience singing along word for word is so exhilarating! I cannot stress enough how great The Tip are live and if given any opportunity, you must get out to see them! You’re guaranteed to be entertained and the wait for new material should be a short one as their new album, Sailor’s Grave, in nearly complete.
When I see a band I’ve never heard of and they turn out to be really good, I immediately begin to seek opportunities to see them again. I’ll go to great lengths to track down all the details. I was fortunate to have seen The Tip in their natural habitat, Nashville, Tennessee, this past April. After the last note of their set, I was shaking my head and making mental notes to learn more. Learn more I did because The Tip just concluded their East Coast tour and I was fortunate to see them in Vienna, West Virginia, at the RadioActive Bar and Concert Venue on June 17.
You know those signs? Caution? Warning? The Tip needs one of those signs permanently smacked onto drummer Dixie Carl’s bass drum. Fronted by Benny Carl, Rickey Dover Jr. on guitar, Robby Bote on bass, and Dixie Carl on drums, these four have been soaked in raw, untamed, fervor. Benny Carl is the kind of front man that has the charisma of a wild animal that has just broken its leash. He makes the fret board his slave and has the vocal diversity to prove that he will not be defined by any one sound.
Smoldering? You bet. Passionate? Absolutely. Benny could sing the alphabet and you’d still have to wipe the sweat from the back of your neck. Fortunately, there is not a weak link to be found within The Tip. Rickey Dover Jr. is a stylistic guitar player whose technique puts me in mind of that of Joe Perry or Keith Richards combined with being a near reincarnation of Peter Frampton circa 1975.
He is smooth and well articulated on those six strings. As for bass players, they are often under-rated which is irritating to me. Don’t let the bass player slip through the cracks because you will miss the ones like Robby Bote who is on point and ever consistent. Robby isn’t the bottom notes of the chord; he’s the soul of the sound. He will subtly suck you in with heavy, heated rhythm that’s complimentary to the nitty-gritty and wonderfully filthy rock that The Tip delivers.
I’m a firm believer that the drummer is the heart of every band. Dixie Carl strikes the skins as if they’ve been nasty and they need to be punished. His use of cymbals is loud, rough around the edges, and reminiscent of that heavy, glam sound. He’s in the moment, alive and vicious. My only wish was for Dixie to have thrown in a drum solo so I could really see that power rage.
If you are in the Nashville area, you’re lucky because that’s your best chance to catch The Tip live. If presented with the opportunity to see them, go. Change your plans or cancel plans; just make plans to go. Tough, tempting, and talented are the words I’ll leave you with in which to describe The Tip. There are so many bands out there to see on any given night in most decent sized towns. I am not one of those fortunate people to live in a decent sized town to catch any of those great bands. One thing’s for sure. I’m awfully glad The Tip was in.
Writer: Amanda Knight
Music Matters Magazine
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Straight off of a 26 day cross country tour that took The TIP to the West Coast for the first time, the boys have jumped right back into the studio to record their next album. Due to be released this Spring, The TIP got the chance to record some of the new material at the legendary Blackbird Studios in Nashville.
In support of the record release The TIP will once again be hitting the road for a string of dates including a stop at Rocklahoma in Pryor, OK.
NASHVILLE quartet, The Tip produce a hefty blues style of Glam Rock, modelling themselves on greats such as The Rolling Stones and Kiss.
Starting out over two years ago, the four have toured the US East Coast with Hollywood's Hammered Satin, whilst releasing a four-track EP and becoming the recipients of two awards both for 'Best New Artist of 2014' from IndieVille TV and New Deli Nashville.
Releasing their debut, self-titled album this Summer solidified a place on the independent rock scene of America.
An album of sheer bliss, each track rolls with harmonicas and bottomless beats.
Front-man, Benny Carl uses a raw vocalism similar to that of Rod Stewart and Paul Stanley to roar a gutsy lyricism shown clearly in track All I Need. Mixing filthy chords from Ricky Dover, Jr. and kooky keys to open up the tasty world of an old school 'Rock Star' lifestyle, All I Need has the power to single-handedly revive a seemingly declining interest in the genre.
There's a sense of not taking things too seriously, messing around but providing an excellent soundtrack to abuse the system through the use of audacious riffs and IDGAF lyrics.
Other tracks such as More, More, More and Welcome To The Night are hefty offerings, paying homage to ACDC with a mouth-watering bass line from Drew Uldrich whilst Rock n' Roll Man has ties with Bowie's The Jean Genie and the whole back-catalogue of T.Rex, abusing Dixie Carl's pacing drums, tantamount to the big-roller sound oozing from the album.
"In closing, The Tip are on my radar and should be on yours. The gang is proficient in recreating that vibe that could arguable be debated stemmed from Aerosmith or T. Rex or even David Bowie and then sparked the gleam and the dream in the eyes of a number of like minded rock n’ rollers..." - Terry Martinson
Check out the FULL album review here!
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NASHVILLE’S GLAM ROCKERS THE TIP ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM & NEW TOUR!
JUNE 18th – JULY 8th
EAST COAST / MID WEST
NashTray Productions present South In Your Mouth Summer 2015 Tour featuring
NashTray Productions’ artists and Nashville local Glam rockers The TIP release their self-titled debut album and announce an East Coast / Mid West “South In Your Mouth” tour! This latest tour revisit the same markets the band first hit in November 2014 with LA’s Hammered Satin (Burger Records) in support of their “Killin’ It Wasted EP”. The new album, The TIP, released by NashTray Productions’, expands upon the first release with more visceral rock tones, gritty vocals and heavy blues riff-age. Also featured on the album is Grammy award-winning multi-instrumentalist Cory Younts from Old Crow Medicine Show/Jack White. The tour begins June 18th at Star Bar in Atlanta, and wraps up July 8th at Reggies in Chicago.
The band recently filmed pilot episodes about the Nashville music scene with former MTV VJ Jesse Camp, headlined the grand opening of The Basement East, opened for Sebastian Bach (Skidrow) and released a music video for the single “Welcome To The Night”.
The seeds of The TIP were sown when Nashville Rock n’ Roll party boys the Carl Brothers, Benny and Dixie, began jamming with local guitarist Ricky Dover Jr during the winter of 2013. The bluesy vocals, harmonica and guitar of Benny Carl along with the pounding rhythm of Dixie Carl drumming found a perfect match with Ricky Dover Jr’s swanky guitar bends. After a chance encounter with bassist extraordinaire Drew Uldrich knocking on the door of their rehearsal space, The TIP officially sprouted in the spring of 2014. By June the band were playing their first show at legendary Atlanta strip-club The Claremont Lounge with an independently released four song, “Killin’ It Wasted EP” already under their belts. Then in November of the same year the band went on an East Coast / Mid West tour with Hollywood’s Hammered Satin (Burger Records). After linking up with NashTray Productions in East Nashville, and the untimely death of their would-be producer Ikey Owens (Jack White/Mars Volta), the band recorded their self-titled debut album in the early weeks of 2015. With continued success of playing regional showcases, The TIP is now set to release their debut album in the summer of 2015. Once the summer tour is completed, the band looks to the West Coast for a string of dates and to record a new music in the latter half of the year.
18 - Thurs – Star Community Bar, Atlanta
19 – Fri – High Watt, Nashville
20 – Sat – Mothlight, Asheville
23 – Tues – Holy Frijoles, Baltimore
24 – Wed – Bowery Electric, NYC
25 – Thurs – The Barbary, Philadelphia
26 – Fri – Fat Baby, NYC
27 – Sat – Monty’s Krown, Rochester NY
28 – Sun – Grand Victory, Brooklyn
30 – Tues – Frankies, Toledo OH
1 – Wed – Sadie Rene’s, Canton OH
3 – Fri – First Ave / Seventh St Entry, Minneapolis
6 – Mon – Martyr’s, Chicago
8 – Wed – Reggie’s, Chicago
Official Website: http://thetipband.com/
Live Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxrsAsAqoNo
Music Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mc2txgwwls
Current Dates: http://thetipband.com/shows
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"Let's put it this way, I've got a young hottie who just moved to Nashville. I can assure you, if I tell her to go see The Tip, I'll probably never see her again!!!"
The Tip united as a chain gang of Nashville's best Rock N Roll bands. This supergroup joined forces in the fall of 2013 and haven't looked back since.
Faster, harder, louder, and tighter than anyone who has crossed their path, The Tip is on a mission to bring their music to the masses.
The band draws attention by simply stepping into a room, turning heads of curiosity as to what this dynamic cast of characters is up to. Late nights, hot licks and boundless energy are exactly what The Tip is made of.
Rock N Roll hasn't gone anywhwere....it exists in the songs, the style, and the lives of The Tip.
2014 was a tremendous year with The Tip touring with Hammered Satin and opening shows for the likes of Sebastian Bach. Now in 2015 it is time to take the next step....it's time to make a record.
Stepping on board to produce this rock n roll whirlwind are Chris Lohr(Frank Foster) and Scotty Schultz(Shooter Jennings). These two have worked together on a number of projects and strive to make records that represent an artist at their very best. Recording at Nashtray Studios is ready to commence, please come along for the ride with us.
With all that being said, recording is not a cheap endeavor. We are coming to you, the fans, to help us achieve that goal. Our aim is $10,000...that may seem hefty but consider all the working parts. Studio time, engineer, producer, mixing, mastering, artwork, duplication, and promotion all have to be done in a proper way. We also want to release this project on a special pressing of vinyl for our backers in this journey. This will add to our duplication cost but we see it as a special reward for helping us out.
Please check out all the perks offered and we truly appreciate each and every one of you who helps our cause. Should we not reach our goal, we will put every cent that we have raised into finding a way to get the music out.
If you aren't able to contribute financially we fully understand and hope to see you at a show sometime soon. We do ask that you share this page on any of your social media accounts or pass along this link to anyone that may be interested in contributing. Help us promote this fundraising campaign and lets make a record together.
Thanks again and long live Rock n Roll!!!
Here is what we have already been up to in The Nashtray. Enjoy.
Killin' It! Wasted!
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