Founder and Lead Singer
Hugo Ferreira is a Portuguese-American African-born singer/songwriter musician. He is best known for being the lead singer and songwriter for the American rock band Tantric.
Hugo Ferreira was born in Luanda, Angola, which at the time was a Portuguese colony, to Portuguese colonial settlers. After the independence of Angola in 1975, his family moved to Hudson, Massachusetts in the United States. Hugo began playing the piano at around age 5. According to his biography, he began thinking about writing and composing music at 14 years of age.
Before becoming a more mainstream artist, Ferreira was a member of wedding bands, dance music groups, “off-tune” rock groups, and Portuguese folklore groups. After graduating from Hudson High School in 1992, he moved to Detroit, Michigan, where he started the band Merge with Paul Hemsworth. In the course of the next four years, the band self-released a record and a six-song tape.
TROY PATRICK FARRELL
Raised in Griffith, IN, Farrell made the move to Los Angeles in 1992. He has played with many of the bands or musicians he grew up listening to.
In the past TPF has played with Jani Lane (Warrant), Bulletboys, Gene Loves Jezebel, Tod Howarth (Frehley’s Comet) John Corabi (Motley Crue, The Scream) , CC Deville of Poison, Gilby Clarke (Guns N Roses) and most notably known for a long stint in White Lion, putting out DVD’s, as well as both live and studio albums.
Through the time in White Lion, Farrell hit nearly 40 countries, some stand out shows were soccer stadiums in India where the band performed their final shows in front of over 40,000 people.
Having found a new home in “Tantric” has reinvigorated my need to be creative again, being a part of a “band”, vs. being more of a “hired gun”. I like both roles for different reasons, but when you’re a kid, you want to be in a “band”… not necessarily just the hired guy. I’m stoked to have a new album out in this day and age with a band of guys I really love, and despite the fact Tantric has nearly a 2 decade history, it sort of feels brand new again…
-Troy Patrick Farrell/Oct 2018
Jaron began playing at the age of 15 and has never looked back. He began his career studying music styles of the 70’s and 80’s before submerging himself in the world of heavy metal. After years of DIY tours and band changes, he found himself crossing over into the rock world. He has been in and out of various bands as a member, session player, and hired gun before finding a home with Tantric. Jaron loves to keep busy and push the envelope at all times, and looks forward to bringing that energy to the fans every single night.
Sebastian Anthony LaBar, son of Jeff LaBar, guitarist for the rock band Cinderella, was born and raised in Springfield, Pennsylvania. Growing up, he always wanted to play music. With the help of his dad, the Philadelphia school of rock, and various other teachers, he started honing his craft at a young age. Following high school he joined the Philadelphia based rock band Mach22. With them, he went on to open for many big artists like Guns n Roses, Bon Jovi, Steel Panther, Skid Row, and Tom Keifer just to name a few. He also has been a part of other bands and projects like the nasty things, chad Jenkins band, jasmine cain, and Jeff LaBar. Sebastian joined Tantric in January of 2018.