I play bass in Slyboots, a melodic new wave band. The songwriter and guitarist, KG Noble, and I have been playing together for years, both in bands and backing different types of singers around New York City. Three years ago, she and I decided it was time to start our own band, and that became Slyboots.
In 2017, our third gig took place at Liverpool’s Cavern Club for the International Pop Overthrow Festival. That was quite an accomplishment, because our singer had never been in a band before. We worked really hard to get a set together and develop a vibe. Our original drummer couldn’t go to Liverpool, and my husband, Ted Marcus—who used to play in the Meat Puppets—was talked into being our drummer for the festival. After that, he kept on showing up to rehearsals, and organically became a member in the band.
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