Tarzanaland is an American country duo consisting of vocalist Kelly Kidd (from Houston, TX) & multi instrumentalist Thomas Gallmeier (from New York, NY ). The young band emerged in Los Angeles late 2017, after several years of starting their careers in honky tonks (The Podunk Poets) and on the dance floor (Mot & Krid).
Both had met several years before in Los Angeles, when Kidd had asked Gallmeier to drum in a new project. Together they went on to sign a songwriting/production deal with Grammy winning producer Glen Ballard (Dave Matthews, Alanis Morrisette, No Doubt), who helped pen Hold Your Fire.
Kidd is most known for fronting and touring with the traditional country band The Podunk Poets all over the U.S. and making appearances at Country music festivals . He spent his childhood hanging out and riding the mechanical bull at Gilley's in Pasadena, TX, while his mother moved tour groups of oil convention folks thru the dance floor, hoping for a glimpse of the latest country music star set to perform. Here a very young Kidd met and was inspired by the showmanship of Tammy Wynette, George Jones and even later convinced Clint Black to sing at Kidd's mother's own wedding in Houston.
Gallmeier's unique songwriting/production releases have landed him on several European club charts, thus helping to create Tarzanaland own brand of Country fire on the dance floor. The band is hyper aware of creating a show that ropes in the crowd from the first downbeat without a pause during their set. The mood may shift but the beat always goes on.
Tarzanaland landed a gig at country music's mega festival STAGECOACH in 2017 after attending an Old Dominion show in Los Angeles, where networking and a few great demos paid off.
Combining Kidd's and Gallmeier's unique musical experiences, their music has been tagged as pop country, transitioning from the traditional country feel to their own hybrid modern sound and lyrical focus about cutting loose, forgiveness, political satire & personal evolution.
"We'll take you places you've never been, even a honky tonk angel can sin. Start brewing up your own batch of hell - drink whiskey and yell!"