Fort Worth’s own Black Tie Dynasty has a loyal fan base that even lead vocalist Cory Watson said is hard to come by with a unique sound in a growing conservative atmosphere.”Black Tie is really something different; our sound is really a lot more synthesized than a lot of local talent out there,” Watson said. “It’s almost like British pop.”
On its first release, titled “This Stays Between Us,” the keyboard talent of Brian McQuorcadale is a strong presence that has become a signature sound for the band.
“With our different style, we now have our songs that people remember us by,” Watson said.
Black Tie started in the late nineties out of the remnants of a few other bands around the University of North Texas campus in Denton.
“I knew as soon as the band came together that it was something great,” Watson said.
After meeting band members from the Dallas/Fort Worth area band Daryl, Black Tie received a record contract from Idol records. Both bands are signed to the label, Watson said.
Black Tie will be performing this Saturday at Axis in downtown Fort Worth with Emergency Room, The Lord Henry, Chatterton and Black Mollies. Admission is $8 and the show starts at 9 p.m. Black Tie will perform at midnight.