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Darcy Malone and The Tangle / Bio

Some call them modern rock with oodles of soul,some call them indie rock. The Tangle shy away from specific genres and write songs that stand on their own:moving-hooky-original songs.

In 2003, the band formed when streetskater Christopher Boye met Darcy Malone, the daughter of The Radiator's guitarist Dave Malone, in New Orleans.

The Tangle has played Tipitina's, Circle Bar, Allways Lounge, Howlin' Wolf, Chickie Wah Wah, Les Bon Temps, Siberia, Saturn Bar, HiHo, DBA, and other local New Orleans venues.


DARCY MALONE BOYE (lead vocals/keyboards): Born from a musical family with a mic in her hand instead of a rattle, Darcy fronts the group and brings her blues and jazz background. She's performed with local New Orleans artists such as Theresa Anderson, Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes, and her father's group The Radiators. She also performs with The Chilluns and The Walrus, a Beatles Tribute band.

CHRIS BOYE (guitar/vocals): If Jonny Greenwood from Radiohead had a baby with J Mascis from Dinosaur Jr., Chris would be their baby. Chris brings fresh guitar chords and melodies, offering a non-derivative style while remaining hook laden. His voice varies between smooth silk and rusty chainsaw in both lead and backing roles. His previous projects include the instrumental band Echo Wreck which frequently performed at Second Nature Skate Park in Kenner, Louisiana. He also occasionally plays guitar with The Walrus.

BILLY SCHELL (drums): A New Orleans native who previously slammed for The Boondoggles, Billy rocks every drum with all four appendages with raw intensity not seen since John Bonham in Led Zeppelin.

STEVE CHYZYK (lead guitar/studio engineer): Florida-raised guitarist, composer, arranger and recording artist Steve has performed with bands in wide range of genres at almost every venue in the Louisiana. There's really not much Steve can't play on guitar. When not sharing his virtuosity with the band, this wizard enjoys helping others write songs, touring as a hired musician, and running his own private recording studio.

CRAIG TOOMEY (bass guitar/backing vocals): With grooves more solid than a cement truck, Craig keeps the bottom end moving and propels the band forward. Craig started on piano, moved to guitar, switched to vocals, and dabbled in drums before landing on bass. An online Berklee grad in Songwriting and Production, Craig lends his schoolbook songwriting skills to the group. He also runs his own private project studio.

General Info

Band Members
Darcy Malone Boye - Lead Vox & Keys, Christopher Boye - Vox, Guitar, Steve Chyzyk - Lead Guitar, Craig Toomey - Vox, Bass, Billy Schell - Drums
Artist Name
Darcy Malone and The Tangle
Home Page
Active Since
Indie / Indie-Soul-Rock

Contact Info

New Orleans, LA

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