The Black Eyed Teaz are one of the UK’s top Black Eyed Peas tribute bands. The live show covers all of the bands monster hits from their very first number one ‘Where Is The Love’ to the most recent dance floor fillers.
The Black Eyed Teaz was the brainchild of Ray who plays Taboo. As a gifted rapper, Ray thought long and hard about which artist he could do a tribute to, it needed to be something that would allow him to show off his vocals skills. Dizzee Rascal was quickly ruled out, Eminem was deemed past his prime and the less said about Vanilla Ice the better. Initially, he concentrated on solo rap artists but then he decided to explore the possibility of a band. Not just any band, but one of the biggest selling bands on the planet. Who else but The Black Eyed Peas, the search for other band members began in earnest.
After weeks of auditions and searching for the best vocalists in the country everyone was finally in place. They then set about the task of rehearsing a show that would be the envy of their peers. Unlike a lot of tribute bands, all four members of The Black Eyed Teaz are lead singers in their own right and each one brings something very unique to the table.
Sanjay Tailor who plays WILL.I.AM is a born entertainer, drummer, singer, songwriter and a rapper of some considerable skill and a great dancer too. Sanjay is a natural performer and has the ability to really connect with an audience and get them involved in the show. He’s got the vocals and mannerisms down to a tee.
Samantha Vaughan is a fantastic vocalist and performer and has often been told that she is better than Fergie herself which is praise indeed. Having sung in many covers bands in the past, Samantha is totally at home on stage and plays the role of Fergie with great gusto.
Ray Gudge who plays Taboo in the band is a songwriter and rapper with his own ska/hip-hop project on the go and has performed all over the world in various tribute bands.
Tom is another talented songwriter and rapper who has his own hip-hop project too which is the perfect tool to use when he embodies the part of APL.DE.AP. Another gifted performer, Tom has huge stage presence and boundless energy.
The Black Eyed Teaz usually perform as a 4 piece band with studio quality backing tracks but are able to expand the show up to a 7 piece live band including guitar and drums or even a 10 piece with brass players. The show is totally full on from start to finish and is enjoyed by people of all ages. So, if you’re ready to get the party started, what are you waiting for?