Speakeasy Tiger reunites its original lineup at the Marquis

Speakeasy Tiger reunites its original lineup at the Marquis

Half a decade ago, Speakeasy Tiger (due this Saturday, April 27, at the Marquis Theater) seemed to be in the right place at the right time, with a kind of electro-rock that was equal parts Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the Gossip, only gone in a more pop direction. The group got its start as an expansion of original singer Kyle Simmons's folky solo project A Girl Named Kyle, and with Simmons at the helm, Speakeasy Tiger put out The Sore Throat EP in 2008, followed by The Public in 2009 and an odd single or so. Simmons's powerful and soaring vocals coupled with sweeping music to match proved a compelling formula. However, struggles within the band led to Simmons's departure in 2010, and she was replaced by Katrina Stone, who departed later that year. This reunion show marks the return of the original lineup, with Simmons back fronting the band, and it's about time.

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