Tiger Suit has been winning over audiences across Canada with their unique blend of world, rock, and electronic music.
Their music incorporates South Indian Classical Music, Mongolian Overtone/Throat Singing, Didgeridoo, Shamisen, and a variety of other styles and instruments. This, combined with electronics, loopers, synths and samplers, creates a highly original and exciting new sound.
As well as being supported on CBC 1, and C.I.U.T. FM, Tiger Suit have played at a wide variety of venues from Montreal to Vancouver.
Their self titled debut album was released digitally through Ice Media on April 8 2011, The physical release was at eBar in Guelph on May 11th 2011.
Visit their website to stream their album, watch videos of some of their performances, and find out about upcoming shows.
Curtis Maranda - Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Didgeridoo
Renee Cross - Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Tsugaru-shamisen
Tiger Suit (full length debut album) 05-11-2011
Live Interview on C.I.U.T. 89.5 FM (show: Life On Mars)
June 20th 2011 12pm Tiger Suit was interviewed on-air for the Life On Mars show.
Guelph Mercury Picture
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Curtis Maranda of Tiger Suit does some Mongolian Throat Singing during a performance at the Sunlight...Curtis Maranda of Tiger Suit does some Mongolian Throat Singing during a performance at the Sunlight music festival on Saturday at the Riverside park bandstand. Proceeds went to Guelph Wellington Women in Crisis
Velvet Rope Magazine
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Interview on Velvet Rope (November 2011) Put On Your Tiger Suit November 6th, 2011 § Leave a C...Interview on Velvet Rope (November 2011)
Put On Your Tiger Suit
November 6th, 2011 § Leave a Comment
Comprised of throat singing, world music, a dash of rock and a Didgeridoo, Guelph’s Tiger Suit are returning again to the eBar November 9th. The duo (Renee Cross & Curtis Maranda) are performing alongside Sub-Stance and Lion Detective Club and took a moment to talk with me about the show.
SH: Tell me about the show at eBar – why eBar?
TS: Ebar is one of the most exciting venues in the Guelph area. Not only is it a great space that’s centrally located, it hosts some amazing bands and the management is top notch. We had a great time when we did our CD Release party there in May and are really excited about playing there again.
SH: I like that ‘Tiger Suit’ and ‘Lion Detective Club’ are playing the same show. Just wanted to point that out.
TS: We just feel bad for the other big cats that are left out. Sorry pumas, ligers, cougars and lynxs. Actually, I think some cougars will be there.
SH: Who does Tiger Suit draw influence from that your fans may find surprising?
TS: We think everyone is influenced by everything they hear, either consciously or subconsciously. Consciously, we’ve been influenced by Radiohead, Bjork, Tori Amos, Autorickshaw, Ghostland Observatory, Chopin and about a thousand other artists.
SH: What would be your advice to new artists who are just coming into the music community?
TS: We consider ourselves pretty new on the scene, but advice we try to follow is to remember it’s all about the fun. We just focus on making music we like and trying to get better at it.
SH: What can fans expect of a live Tiger Suit show?
They can expect to hear some exciting new fusion, to dance their faces off and to become a better person. (Just joking about the last part.) Seriously, people can expect to have a good time.
Check out Tiger Suit this Wednesday at eBar in Guelph.
Our sets are adaptable to suit the venue. We can rock the party or chill and relax.
A standard hour-long set of world/electronic fusion would be mostly original tunes with some covers. We play multiple instruments, use lots of loopers and effects and fuse together the following styles/traditions of music:
Karnatak (South Indian)
Our sets can include any of these pieces:
Day's Gone By
Lost In Thought
The Time Has Come
Modern Interpretation of Classical Indian Songs
The Shadow of Your Smile
Here, There And Everywhere
Time In A Bottle
Spending My Time
Heart of Gold