100 Bands in 100 Days Presented by Verity Credit Union — Day 69: TÜN

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Artwork by Seattle-area painter E.R. Saba

Music fans of the Pacific Northwest, get ready for our sixth annual year-end daily local music showcase, 100 Bands in 100 Days, where every day until December 31st, we’ll be showcasing a new band or artist you have to know about. For the fourth year in a row, the showcase is once again presented by Verity Credit Union.

Make sure you are checking the #100Bands100Days hashtag on Twitter on a daily basis to stay on top of all the bands featured and be sure to follow Verity and NW_Music_Scene on there. Some days the featured act could be an established and locally-adored northwest-based musician and other times they could be a band with a small following that just hasn’t had their deserved time in the spotlight yet. Either way, we’re fairly confident you can come away from this daily segment with plenty of new favorites. Today’s featured act is TÜN.


About the band: 

Early this year we reviewed a funky new album from a group called TÜN. We loved it and we’re sure you will too!

Here’s some of what we had to say in our review:

The members of south Seattle five piece TÜN have been working together for years in other projects but finally sharpened their direction and came together to record the debut album Mercury Retrograde for an April of 2019 release. The nine song collection of all original tracks is a mixture of dance floor ready poppin’ funk, gritty blues rock and scorching hot neo-soul.  Keyboardist and vocalist Chris Cootsona leads the band that features powerhouse lead vocalist and lyricist, Chicago born Lauren Santi, along with guitarist, Nick Fair, Will Bagby on drums, and Bill DeHart on bass. The funky love song “Magic,” opens the set followed by shifting modern blues about Santi’s hometown “Cicero” that features some groovy drumming and piano work. Fair opens with some howling guitar before Santi get down and dirty on the gritty “Lonesome Road.”Cootsona takes over the lead vocals and does his best Adam Levine for “Match Like You.” Santi takes us to church on the lovely Gospel fueled ballad “Water Bearer.” TÜN then blends old school and new school on the clavinet driven “Trouble,” the dynamic nod to Diana Ross, “Invincible,” and a call out to “Move Your Body,” on the dance floor anthem “Filthy Fifth.” The set ends sweetly with the mid temp neo-soul of “Fade Away,” allowing each player to shine one more time.  Titling their debut album Mercury Retrograde must certainly be a tongue in cheek contradiction, for TÜN is certainly moving in a forward direction with this harmonious release.



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Submissions for 100 Bands in 100 Days are now closed.


A huge shoutout to Verity Credit Union for doing so much for the music community and for being such a great partner. 


As an added bonus this year, House Of Cannabis will be playing the featured bands in each of their three Washington locations.


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