"Tart Vandelay takes its music just shy of infinity." - Frank De Blasé, Rochester CITY Newspaper

"Tart Vandelay is as fun and feisty as their name. With bopping beats and catchy choruses, they’ve been winning the hearts of music lovers in Western NY and beyond." - Paula Cummings, NYS Music Magazine

"Tart Vandelay's sound floats in the cracks and fissures found in conventional music. You'll hear things you never heard before. The music this band creates is to be seen and felt as much as it is to be heard. When is the last time you heard delicious? When is the last time you saw loud?" - Frank De Blasé, Rochester CITY Newspaper


Credits include SoFar Sounds 2016 and 2017, Rochester Fringe Festival 2017, as well as supporting artists including Roses & Revolutions, Kevin Kinsella, and Aaron Rizzo.



Tart Vandelay, an alternative pop music duo, merges spellbinding vocals by Katie Halligan with Marty LoFaso's creative guitar wizardry. From Rochester, NY to Los Angeles, they’ve been captivating audiences with their transformative sound since 2014. Drawing inspiration from St. Vincent, Sylvan Esso, and Sofi Tukker, their genre-defying music traverses funk, rock, electronica, pop, and disco. Katie uses her voice like an instrumental texture, while Marty's guitar playing blends catchy funk hooks with psychedelic wonderment. Tart Vandelay incorporates looping techniques, creating kaleidoscopic soundscapes that transport listeners. Their songs span from light and joyful to dark and sensual, inviting all to dance. Their mission is to provide an outlet for self-acceptance, love, partying, spirituality, and overcoming personal obstacles. With vibrant aesthetics and infectious energy, Tart Vandelay creates a colorful haven for those who feel like outsiders to embrace individuality. Join their extraordinary journey into a realm where inhibitions vanish and self-love prevails.


Contact: Katie Halligan


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