The Imogen Styles
|The Imogen Styles|
|Genres||Electropop, synthpop, wonky pop|
|Associated acts||Pet Shop Boys, The Human League, Soft Cell, Black Box Recorder|
|Members||Christopher Dresden Styles (vocals/songwriting)
The band was formed in 2005, when Christopher Dresden Styles was offered the chance to play a gig at an unsigned band night at Retro Bar in Manchester on Monday 11 July. At the time, The Imogen Styles consisted solely of Christopher as frontman, along with a music stand, which was used to display the title of the song he was singing at the time. All the music was supplied as a backing track from an iPod. After the success of this first gig, other gig offers followed.
As an added incentive for people to turn up for The Imogen Styles’ early gigs, Christopher often arranged for badges to be given out to attendees. The badges were often labelled with the gig number as a souvenir for those who turned up.
In March 2008, Syma joined the band as an additional vocalist.