Chris Norred started playing music at the age of 12 and was primarily self taught. He decided to pursue music professionally eventually received a B.A in Music from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2010. His broad range of musical ability includes jazz, bluegrass, folk, rock and Latin based styles
Ashley Rose brings a world of diverse talents and musical interests to the group providing the visual and interactive appeal of a professional raq sharki belly dancer, while also serving the role of percussionist and vocalist. With informal training in opera, jazz, and flamenco she developed her interests with a genuine love and appreciation for cultural arts. Ashley has studied Hindustani Classical singing in India, drumming in Ghana and the uniquely expressive dances of Bali in Indonesia. She performs locally as a professional dancer and vocalist.
David Gluck currently teaches at the Idaho Arts Charter School, Northwest Nazarene University and The College of Idaho. Previously, he was Professor of Music at Purchase College in New York. David has been critically acclaimed by the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly and Downbeat Magazine. He has been featured on the BET Network and NPR. He is published by Hal Leonard and Universal Editions and has 10 recordings to his name. David is sponsored by Yamaha, Zildjian and Innovative Percussion. He has performed across the North America, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Italy, the Caribbean, and Mexico.
Oliver Thompson was inspired by modern violin pioneers including Jean-Luc Ponty, Papa John Creach, and David LaFlamme, along with violin-wielding super groups ELO and Kansas. Establishing himself on the Boise music scene as a polished and passionate performer, he released CDs with Mondo Raga Samba and Tambalka and appears as a guest artist on several CDs. An avid world traveler with violin as a carry-on, Oliver has performed around the world including Atlanta, Orlando, Costa Rica, San Francisco, Paris, Melbourne, and Berlin.
Esteban Anastasio is a professional guitarist that specializes in classical and flamenco guitar. Esteban has taught guitar at 3 universities and has been an active professional musician for the past 15 years. As a founding member of Tambalka, a primary goal was to create music that merges various music styles of the world into one unified sound.