Stan Blackett: Lead and Backing Vocals and Guitars
Pietro Scorsone: Keyboards, Bass and Vocals
Micah Brashear: Bass, Keyboards and Vocals
with Special Guests:
Josh Taggart: Electric and Acoustic Guitars
Ethan Marunas: Drums and Percussion
The Siam Cats come straight out of Brooklyn, NY. They combine the sights and sounds of the psychedelic age with a T.Rex swagger, and new wave charm. Pietro, Stan, and Micah originally teamed up in The Tarts, a glam band that tore through the New York rock scene playing with the likes of The Strokes, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Interpol, The Sound of Urchin, Wesley Willis and Creme Blush. After splitting from The Tarts, Pietro and Micah formed The Siam Cats, soon to be joined by ex-bandmate Stan Blackett.
Without even having a complete band, The Siam Cats immediately started recording their first album. They enlisted Candy Darlings/Beauty Supply lead guitarist Josh Taggart, and Ethan Marunas of Baby Dayliner fame to round out the studio band. They recorded in keyboard player Pietro Scorsone's home studio (a.k.a. his mother's kitchen). The sounds they sought were inspired by bands such as XTC, David Bowie, The Temptations, T.Rex and Skip Bifferty. After recording they played a now infamous debut show, a psychedelic freak out held in a huge, ornate Manhattan church. The Siam Cats then settled into their permanent line up with lead singer Stan taking over guitar duties as well, and an army of alternating drummers.
The melding of diverse personalities continues to fuel the band's progress. Stan's glam and soul leanings, Pietro's love of psychedelic pop, and Micah's classical obsession... the ingredients that make up The Siam Cats.