Read our feature in The Beachside Resident, January 2015
“WE WERE SIX MUSICAL BROTHERS, THEN WE WERE FIVE.”
That’s how musician Ian Koss pithily explains Brevard Busking Coalition’s metamorphosis into Oranga Tanga, a change that began slowly after founding member brYan Tilford passed away unexpectedly in early 2014.
“As the survivors, we wanted to continue playing together, but it was undeniable that it was a different band without brYan,” Koss explains. “It’s a difficult situation to be in. We came to the conclusion that we should write out the final chapters of Brevard Busking Coalition, preserve its legacy as the work of six musicians over five years, and start again with a new name, some new songs, and new avenues of expression.” …