Tribe (band)

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Picture of the band from the back cover of the Sleeper album
Picture of the band from the back cover of the Sleeper album
Background information
OriginBoston, Massachusetts, United States
GenresAlternative rock
Years active1985–1994
LabelsRutabaga Records
Slash/Warner Bros. Records
Past membersTerri Brosius
Eric Brosius
Janet LaValley
Greg LoPiccolo
David Penzo
Mike Levesque

Tribe was an American alternative rock band from Boston, Massachusetts, United States, which was active in the late 1980s and early 1990s. They released three albums including two on Slash Records/Warner Bros. Records. They were finalists in the 1988 WBCN Rock 'n' Roll Rumble.

However, their popularity in Boston did not translate their local appeal into national fame[1] and they disbanded in 1994.

Greg LoPiccolo later stated that "When Warner Bros didn’t pick up our option for the third album; that was kind of a momentum-killer."[2]

Terri and Eric Brosius and Greg LoPiccolo later joined video game developer Looking Glass Studios and did sound/voice/music work on various games. They would later become founding members of Guitar Hero developer Harmonix.[3]

"Outside", a song from Here at the Home, was featured in the 2007 music video game Rock Band.

Current status[edit]

Terri Brosius helped form Boston band The Vivs, where she is the keyboard player and backing vocalist. They released their debut album, "Mouth to Mouth", in 2009.[4]

Eric Brosius is a member of the Boston band Eddie Japan, which also features Greg LoPiccolo's brother Bart on guitar.[5]

Janet LaValley is co-founder and lead singer for the darkwave/indie band, Murdoch. Murdoch released their first album, "Gone", in 2021. Janet had a song called "Jube" on the soundtrack for the movie, That's What She Said.[6]




  • "Jakpot" (1990)
  • "Easter Dinner" (1991)
  • "Payphone"(1991)
  • "Joyride (I Saw the Film)" (1991)
  • "Supercollider" (1993)
  • "Red Rover" (1993)



  1. ^ Tribe biography, AllMusic
  2. ^ "Tribe Lost Bands follow-up, Greg LoPiccolo interview". Retrieved December 21, 2019.
  3. ^ "Tribe at the forgotten band planet". Retrieved December 21, 2019.
  4. ^ Perry, Jonathan (2009-09-25). "The need to make music". The Boston Globe. Globe Newspaper Company. Retrieved 2015-08-05.
  5. ^ "Eddie Japan". Retrieved 2015-08-05.
  6. ^ "Janet LaValley News". Retrieved December 21, 2019.

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