The White Tie Affair

The White Tie Affair

Infobox musical artist
Name = The White Tie Affair
Landscape =
Background = group_or_band
Origin = Chicago, Illinois
Genre = Pop, Rock, Electronica
Years_active = 2006–Present
Label = Epic Records-Sony BMG / Slightly Dangerous
Current_members = Sean P – Guitar Programming
Chris Wallace – Vocals
Tim McLollin– Drums
Ryan Cook - Bass
Ryan Hollywood– Keyboard, Guitar

The White Tie Affair (aka TWTA) is a Rock/Pop/Electronic band from to Chicago, Illinois. The members consist of: Sean P (Guitar), Chris Wallace (Vocals), Tim McLolin (Drums), Ryan Cook (Bass), and Ryan Hollywood (Keyboard). The White Tie Affair is said to be an "adventure into pop", exploring many different styles and sounds. In 2006, the band signed with Epic Records/Slightly Dangerous. In April of 2008, TWTA released their debut album, "Walk This Way". The album contains the band's two singles, Allow Me To Introduce Myself...Mr. Right and Candle (Sick and Tired), which have been featured on MTV's TRL and The Hills and No Good TV.


The White Tie Affair was born out of the death of two other local Chicago bands (A Perfect Gentleman and Made In Hollywood). Chris and Sean began writing in Sean's home studio in northwest Indiana. According to the band's biography, "the two founding members both agreed that they wanted to bring some FUN back to a music scene that largely focuses on the negative aspects of life."1 The band's goal is to achieve a sound that would brighten up everyone’s bad days. The band has a wide range of influences…they have stated that they're influenced by Stevie Wonder, AFI, and The Police. In 2006, after recording some demos, Chris and Sean recruited Ryan and Tim to fill out the roster.Their real last names are to remain anonymous.

Commercial Debut

On April 22, 2008, The White Tie Affair released its major label debut, Walk This Way. The album contains the singles "Allow Me To Introduce Myself...Mr. Right" and "Candle (Sick and Tired)". The album was produced by Matt Mahaffey and Jeff Turzo AKA Wired All Wrong, and was recorded at Annetenna Studios in Burbank, CA. The music videos for "Mr. Right" and "Candle" debuted on No Good TV, an internet TV website. In May of 2008, the music video for "Candle (Sick and Tired)" aired on MTV's TRL. In June, the video for "Mr. Right" also played on TRL. The Uncut/Director's Version of the two videos reached 400,000 views on YouTube, and was the most watched YouTube video on March 29, 2008. In support of their release, the band toured nationally with artists Secondhand Serenade, Making April, The Medic Droid, and Kill Hannah.

Live Show/Style

The band has been critically acclaimed for their high-energy live show. In March 2008, the band was invited to perform at the annual "Pajama Party" at The Playboy Mansion.

Many of TWTA's songs are dance songs. An interview from The Chicago Sun Times describes the sound...

“There’s a chance the White Tie Affair is on the cutting edge by adopting that “has a beat and can be danced to” mentality. “In my opinion, it seems like music is leaning toward that,” Wallace says. “Hellogoodbye and Justin Timberlake kind of let us know that it was OK to do that. That took the pressure off and paved the way for us to do what we love without falling in line with a scene. The White Tie Affair sounds like a fusion of Timberlake and AFI working together to create pop for the PlayStation generation.” – KYLE KOSTER Staff Reporter, Chicago Sun Times.

The band is very outgoing and spends time with its fans after every show. Lead singer Chris has even been known to sign soda cans and artificial limbs. Even Rosie O'Donnell took a liking to Chris during the True Colors tour in Chicago and Michigan.


Walk This Way
* 1. Allow Me To Introduce Myself...Mr.Right
* 2. The Letdown
* 3. Candle (Sick and Tired)
* 4. Scene Change
* 5. Watching You
* 6. The Enemy
* 7. Take it Home
* 8. Price Of Company
* 9. If I Fall
*10. Tell Me What You Want
*11. The Way Down
* 12. Climbing Up The Wall (BONUS)

External links

* [ Official Website]
*MySpace|thewhitetieaffair|The White Tie Affair
* [http://www.fancorps/thewhitetieaffair The White Tie Affair - Official Fan Club for The White Tie Affair]

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