The Square Egg
Formed in Miami in 1999, the original band consisted of a mere three members and as the band's sound evolved, so did it's size. The Square Egg, won a 2003 Miami New Times Readers Choice Award in for Best Local Group in their "Best Of Miami" issue. In 2003, now a ten piece ensemble, The Square Egg relocated to New York, believing that New York's eclectic audience was ready for their funky sound. Since relocating to New York, the band has performed at some of the city's well-known spots including S.O.B.'s, The Knitting Factory, The Five Spot, and amassed a fan base as cultural eclectic and racially mixed as the band itself. Their unique sounds stem from Mike Rens (bass player), Woody Quinn (guitarist), Jim Antonucci (saxophone), Russ Kleiner (drummer), Pete Clagett (trumpet), Rick Parker (trombone), Pat Firth (keyboards), and on lead vocals LEE assisted by background singers Kristen Maxfield and Carol Brevard-Stern.
Their name is borrowed from a book entitled The Square Egg by British illustrator, Ronald Searle. The cover features an illustration of a bird is nesting it's square egg while all the other birds look on puzzled. "That's kind of how we view our music," explains Lee. "It's not confined to a specific genre and really follows its own rules." The Square Egg conveys universal ideals that challenge the listener as well as entertain and sometimes not following the rules means creating their own.