|Origin||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Genres||Hard rock, Glam metal, Funk metal, Heavy metal, Alternative metal, funk rock|
|Years active||1987–1995, 1996-1998, 1999, 2002-present|
|Labels||World of Hurt (1989)
Music for Nations (1993–1995)
|Past members||Former members|
Bang Tango's classic original line up consisted of Joe Leste'(Vocals), Mark Knight(Guitar), Kyle Stevens(Guitar), Kyle Kyle(Bass), and Tigg Ketler(Drums).
Minor success was had with their MTV hit "Someone Like You" from their debut album "Psycho Cafe'". Due to poor label decisions and mismanagement, the band's potential was never fully realized. Their sophomore effort "Dancin' On Coals" was critically acclaimed yet failed to appeal to the masses, therefore not achieving the success they deserved.
Their final album, and finest work as the original line up "Love After Death" never got to see a U.S. release due to their label feeling they put too much into the band already.
Nevertheless, the group worked on until 1995 when they split up.
The band reformed in 1996 and lasted until 1999 with the line up of Joe Leste', Kyle Kyle, Mark Tremalgia, and Danny Aon (until 1998), along with a revolving door of drummers including Ray Luzier, Michael Licata, Walter Earle, Danny Parker, and Rob Jones.
Also in 1996, Joe Leste', Kyle Kyle and Danny Aon put together a side band called Eating Crow, whose song "So Abused" was featured in the film Wishmaster
Joe Leste' saw minor success once again in 2001 with Beautiful Creatures, which only lasted for two albums.
Joe Leste' put Bang Tango back together in 2003, which to this day has a revolving door of musicians. Except for bass player Lance Eric, who has been in the band since 2005.
Bang Tango will be the subject of the documentary Attack of Life: The Bang Tango Movie which is set to be released in 2015.
As of May 2015, Attack of Life: The Bang Tango Movie filmmaker Drew Fortier joined Bang Tango as their rhythm guitarist.
- Joe Lesté – vocals (1987-1995;1996-1998 1999;2002-present)
- Rowan Robertson – guitar (2014-present)
- Drew Fortier – guitar (2015-present)
- Lance Eric – bass guitar (2005-present)
- Timmy Russell – drums (2004-2009;2013-present)
(This is a partial list. It does not include all of the members who have toured with the band.)
- Tigg Ketler (born Robert Ketler)(1987-1995; 2006 one gig only; 2010-present as Bang Tango Redux)
- Rob Jones (1996-1997)
- Michael Licata (1997-1998)
- Danny Parker (1998)
- Walter Earl (1999)
- Bobby "Tango" Gibb (2002-2003)
- Matt Starr (born Matt Franklin)(2003-2005)
- Jason Hugie (2005)
- Troy Patrick Farrell(2009)
- Trent Anderson (2009-2013)
- Kyle Stevens (1987-1993; 2006 one gig only;2010-present as Bang Tango Redux)
- Mark Knight (1987-1995; 2006 one gig only;2010-present as Bang Tango Redux)
- Mark Tremalgia (1993-1999)
- Dan Aon (1996-1998)
- Anthony Focx (2002-2004; 2008-2009;2009-2010)
- Michael Thomas (2002-2003;2005; 2007-2008)
- Ryan Seelbach (2007-2008)
- Mark Simpson (2005-2007)
- Alex Grossi (2003-2005;2008-2010)
- Scott LaFlamme (2010-2014)
- Kyle Kyle (born Kyle Keiderling)(1987-1995;1996-1998 1999;2006 one gig only;2010-present as Bang Tango Redux)
- Brian Saunders (2002-2003)
- Curtis Roach (born Chris Roach) (2003-2005)
- Mike Howells (2005)
- Jamie Zimlin (2005)
Vocals(Bang Tango Redux)
- Michael Demay ( Vocals/ Bang Tango Redux )(2010-present)
|Year||Title||Label||US Billboard Peak|
|1991||Dancin' on Coals||113|
|1994||Love After Death||Music for Nations||-|
|September 14, 2004||Ready to Go||Shrapnel||-|
|May 9, 2006||From the Hip||Perris||-|
|September 27, 2011||Pistol Whipped In The Bible Belt ||[78 Productions]|
Live and compilation albums
|Year||Title||Label||US Billboard Peak|
|1989||Live Injection (live)||World of Hurt|
|1992||Ain't No Jive...Live! (live)||MCA|
|November 10, 1998||Live (live)||Cleopatra|
|May 25, 1999||Untied & Live (live)||Import||-|
|November 23, 1999||Greatest Tricks (compilation)||Cleopatra||-|
|August 24, 2004||The Ultimate Bang Tango: Rockers and Thieves (compilation)||Lemon||-|
- "Bang Tango Lyrics". Bang Tango Lyrics. eLyrics.net. Retrieved 4 June 2012.