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Aaron Lee Tasjan



Biography

Aaron Lee Tasjan grew up in the middle of the middle, central Ohio, where he learned to play the guitar and by the age of 16, had performed with Peter Yarrow and made his first trip to New York City. That same year he received the Outstanding Guitarist Award at The Essentially Ellington Competition at Lincoln Center. Following high school he returned to New York City and formed the band Semi Precious Weapons. World-renowned producer Tony Visconti produced their debut album, We Love You, which landed them a deal with Razor & Tie Records. In 2008/2009 Aaron performed with the New York Dolls as lead guitarist while simultaneously forming his own band, The Madison Square Gardeners. The Village Voice hailed the band as, “The best NYC has to offer.” Aaron then joined forces with BP Fallon to write the song “I Believe in Elvis Presley” which was produced by Jack White and released on the Third Man Records label. Fallon and Tasjan continued their collaboration joining up with Sean Lennon and Irina Lazareanu in the art rock band Operation Juliet, and the two have since formed yet another project called BP Fallon & The Bandits that also features Rock Hall Of Famers Clem Burke and Ian Mclagan. Tasjan’s song “Apathy Junkie”,” from the Enemies! LP release Desolation Dream, is being featured in the new Steve Carell film, The Way, Way Back.
Aaron Lee Tasjan