Tauk is a band with an all-instrumental blend of funk, hip-hop, progressive rock, and jazz that hails from New York City. It is made up of guitarist Matt Jalbert, bassist Charlie Dolan, keyboardist/organist Alric “A.C.” Carter, and drummer Isaac Teel.
Tauk's roots can be traced back when longtime friends Dolan, Jalbert, and Carter formed their first band in seventh grade and held practice in their school basement. After playing together in various projects over the years, the trio brought Teel into the fold in 2012, cementing the final lineup. “We gelled pretty quickly as friends and as musicians, and now there’s a connection onstage that’s unspoken,” notes Teel. “You just feel it from the energy within the band and from the response coming from the crowd—all these people in the same exact headspace.”
To date, they have released several albums including Pull Factors (2013), Homunculus (2014), Collisions (2014), Headroom (2015), Sir Nebula (2016), and a series of live albums. Tauk has an active touring schedule playing around 140 shows a year and have performed at Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, and many others.