Musical families always evolve along unusual paths. The synergy that brings people together can be places, circumstance, school, college & family. In the case of Tatham, Mensah, Lord & Ranks the unifying force has always been the love of music. Having worked together in different configurations since the late 90’s this musical collective has grown stronger through separate projects coming together to enjoy the process and results of creating music. In 2010 based in different countries the 4 musicians/producers met up and began the first of four recording sessions lasting a week of almost continuous music. Revolving seats at keyboard stations, drum kits, programming and more, created a stream of music connected only by the sense of joy. With a history that stretches from the structured worlds of sound systems and national orchestra’s to the chaos of night clubs and blues dances, TMLR have always drawn from a wide range of influences.Kaidi Tatham,Akwasi Mensah,Matt Lord, and dego Ranks have provided a link between their many musical worlds.
In transcending the limits of genre’s and the barriers of style the music
defies categories touching down in LA ’75, Kingston ’77, Rio ’80, ’83,
Accra ’98 to the world 2019 and yet never really leaving London is a
story many can identify with.
Tatham,Mensah,Lord & Ranks 2012