Cleopatra Records is proud to unveil the long awaited solo project by SWITCHBLADE SYMPHONY vocalist TINA ROOT and her solo project TRE LUX. This 12-track collection reflects Tina’s eclectic musical interests featuring inspired covers by MINISTRY, COLDPLAY, DURAN DURAN and SOUNDGARDEN among others.
With TRE LUX, Tina showcases her new musical venture which is an extension of the dark sounds Switchblade fans are accustomed to. “Switchblade Symphony was a beautiful catastrophe of ideas and melody. At times it was a bit overwhelming and since Tre Lux is just me, I’m all about breaking down internal barriers with the freedom to act on impulse without worrying what other’s will think,” states Root. She also adds, “Because Tre Lux is a reflection of me, the end result will be ever changing…”
During the 90s, SWITCHBLADE SYMPHONY was at the forefront of the gothic music movement. Hailing from San Francisco, the band was founded by TINA ROOT and SUSAN WALLACE. Switchblade signed to indie label Cleopatra Records in 1995 and through constant touring and word of mouth, the band became underground club favorites. Their debut record, SERPENTINE GALLERY was a college radio favorite charting on CMJ’s RPM charts. With combined sales of over 140,000 records sold and features in such mags as CMJ and ALTERNATIVE PRESS, the band’s fan-base grew at an alarming rate. They toured all over North America performing with notables SISTERS OF MERCY and TYPE O NEGATIVE as well as the godfather of electro GARY NUMAN. After three full-length albums, numerous tours around the globe and at the height of their popularity, the band decided to go their separate ways.
With A Strange Gathering, Tina continues to push the envelope of cutting edge music. Her solo debut is a collection of songs she has re-interpreted spanning different genres. And in true Tina fashion, she notes, “A Strange Gathering expresses my original thoughts on the grouping of such different songs. In the end, they all came together, proving to me that when it comes to music, there are no barriers…”