Introducing The Tryst from Tucson, Arizona, USA….
The Tryst attracts the descriptive “eclectic” like Tucson gets tagged “dry”.
It’s just the way it is.
And who are we to refute the obvious?
But while for some bands the adjective intones a mash-up of genres, The Tryst navigates the listener from jazz to soul with a gentle hand. The local combo’s third CD, “Truth Be Told,” does this expertly, with the calm of a house band in coziest of lounges. They want you to linger over their cocktail of sounds, not knock it in your lap.
Meet The Band
Keli Carpenter, Taylor Bungard, Aldy Montufar, Aaron Hultstrand, Erik Truelove, Dara Holmes, James Ball
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What People Have Said
“This hot quintet from Tucson is a super energetic indie rock band laced with funk and a definite amount of soul.” – Katie Fox, Creamy Radio
“…their sound carefully walks a tightrope between jazzy soul and electric funk with sweet, smooth vocals.” – Flagstaff Live
“The Tryst has worked tirelessly, consistently playing shows throughout the Southwest and quickly becoming one of the top concert draws in Tucson, Arizona. …their performances never disappoint.” – The Arizona Reporter
“[Keli] Carpenter might draw comparisons to Norah Jones, but Jones was never backed by music as eclectic as this.” – Adam Herrington, Whisperin and Hollerin
“So much more fulfilling than the empty secrets of a clandestine affair, Tucson’s The TRYST is a hot quintet that is a sensual, auditory delight. – Jamie Manser, Downtown Tucsonan
“…while for some bands the adjective, [eclectic], intones a mash-up of genres, The Tryst navigates the listener from jazz to soul with a gentle hand. … They want you to linger over their cocktail of sounds, not knock it in your lap.” – Polly Higgins, Metromix Tucson
“although foraging among genres isn’t uncommon, The Tryst are exceptionally experimental; their songs are unpredictable and apt to head in unexpected directions.” – Linda Ray, Tucson Weekly