"In a perfect radio world, more people would know the music of Bill Popp, who has been playing basic, solid rock 'n' roll around New York for more than 30 years."
-David Hinkley, New York Daily News
Singer/songwriter Bill Popp is a fixture on the New York City rock scene. He has been performing live in NYC venues since the 1970s, and he has been leading his own band, Bill Popp & the Tapes, since 1981. There have been many different Tapes lineups over the years; the current lineup has been together since 2001 and consists of Popp on lead vocals and keyboards, Gerry Barnas on guitar and background vocals, Mary Noecker on bass and background vocals and Roger Foster on drums and background vocals.
An original music veteran of early 60's rock influences, the legendary alternative pop composer and member of the Recording Academy-(NARAS), Bill Popp, in the classic tradition of The Beatles, REM, and XTC, delivers melodic hooks, combined with dance grooves and poetic, infectious punk. Drunk with harmony, his clever lyrics for the broken hearted, and his passionate piano phrasing keep a timeless hold on the hearts of his fans.
For the history of the band please see our History page