In 2003, a group of teenage boys from Walnut Creek, California began calling themselves The Tenderloins, along with a few other names here and there, as they approached their last years of adolescent freedom.
â¨â¨The band started as an acoustic duo formed by Matthewe Pullinger (singer/guitarist) and John Bologni (bassist) during high school and soon became the title of a much louder, more fully instrumented electric rock group. Inspired by bands like The Beatles, The Velvet Underground, and The Doors, their sound and image developed and supporting members fluctuated. By 2005, Pullinger, Bologni, guitarist Brett Baumberger, and drummer Danny Tuggle had become the consistent line-up of The Tenderloins who’s evolving style and quality had finally landed in the upbeat, grungy, psychedelic realm of rock it continues to explore today.
The Tenderloins have spent their recent years playing in the East Bay Area and San Francisco, refining their collaborative sound. Working long nights in interesting bars as a cover band, the boys earned themselves a seasoned history of playing together on stage, in and out of the spotlight. They recently recorded their first self-produced EP at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley.