\ˈgrand \ il·lu·sion | \i-ˈlü-zhən
1a: putting forth the largest or greatest of something
b: the ability to deceive or elude someone to a large extent
c: A ROCK BAND FROM BUFFALO, NY THAT PERFORMS THE MUSIC OF STYX SO CONVINCINGLY, MEMBERS OF THE AUDIENCE ARE INDUCED INTO BELIEVING THEY HAVE ACTUALLY WITNESSED A STYX CONCERT—
"Winners are losers who got up and gave it one more try."
~Dennis De Young - Lead singer/keyboardist -STYX
Read a brief background about the band and your favorite GRAND ILLUSION member.
GRAND ILLUSION needs to be seen AND heard to be believed. Find their next show near you.
Take a look at photos from past gigs, their first meeting with STYX and a special "vintage" section.
GRAND ILLUSION is proud to announce the addition of MICHAEL TANTILLO as our new drummer!
As an accomplished musician over his 30+ year career, Michael developed a uniquely aggressive-style drumming technique, and when matched with his metronome-like tempo, earned him the respect and admiration from other musicians of his generation that is unrivaled to this day.
He has performed in many various award winning original and cover bands in the last 30+ years in the Western New York Area. Throughout the 80s and 90s, he came into his own not only as an accomplished session artist but as a strong go-to performer filling the needs of countless local bands throughout the region, while earning a national endorsement from REGAL TIP drumsticks.
Some of the bands Michael has performed with include SEVENTH SIGN, HIT-N-RUN, GRUNGEBOX, ENVY, PASSION WORKS where he performed with his cousin and GRAND ILLUSION guitarist JOHN DANIELS, and BLACKLIST just to name a few. He also performed with GRAND ILLUSION lead singer/keyboardist RICK ALLEN in the popular cover band PINNACLE. “It’s really great to be performing with Michael again after all these years, we really go back a ways,” Rick was recently quoted as saying, “and with his relationship to John, it’s like we’re all one big happy family!”
Grand Illusion: The Music Of Styx - Drummer/Percussionist Michael Tantillo