Called after their singer/guitarist and affected by artists which range from the Pogues to Neubauten, the quirky, Montreal-based indie/folk/punk outfit Tam also features bassist J.P. Quintin, drummer Eloi Bertholet, and keyboardist/engineer/bassist Johnny Souranis. An animator for movies, Tam started her musical profession in 1990 like a tempo guitarist in Golf swing Dynamique, where she fulfilled Bertholet, before developing the first edition of her music group in 1996 with previous Failsafe drummer Peter Boucher and Souranis, who was simply also the bassist using the Juno-winning group Proceed Vehicle Gogh. Dubbed the Butchershop, the trio gigged around Montreal and documented some demos. Tam going for Manchester, U.K., and produced connections such as for example maker Arthur Baker and Smiths/Haven supervisor Joe Moss. She came back to Montreal and created the Vampires with Czech-American musician Andy Nesvadba. The music group played a every week gig in the city’s Pasalamany Pub in 2004, where Tam fulfilled David Wenger, with whom she later on recorded. Following the Vampires break up, Tam performed some single gigs, including some times using the Unicorns, and reunited with Souranis to record even more demos; despite too little local curiosity, Tam was authorized to Thurston Moore’s label Ecstatic Serenity! After assembling all of those other band, Tam documented their self-titled debut recording, that was released in summer time 2006.