You Are Cordially Invited
The Red Tie Affair resides in and around the Chicagoland area. Originally known as Box Elder, the band was formed in 2002 by guitarist, Dan Kemp and then bassist, Dan Michaels. The new name came along with vocalist, Brooke Blary in 2004. The following year saw the addition of drummer, Shawn Connors. The four of them quickly found their niche and started a long process that would eventually become the 2007 Fire-Tone Records EP, 'You Are Cordially Invited.' Since recording, the band solidified it's line-up with bassist, Frank Nemec. 2008 is an ebullient year for t/r/t/a. The band is working on new material for their first proper full length and plans are being made to frequent as many stages as they can find, setting forth on a mission to conquer the world one stereo at a time.