Lee Tiger in Concert at the Olympics in Atlanta Georgia.
Inspired by the nature of the Florida Everglades, their American Indian culture and Chief Buffalo Tiger (their Father) of the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida, the Tiger Tiger Band career highlights include initial recordings at Woodstock (later released in Germany on Sony’s ZYX label).
Based in Miami, Florida national recording artists Tiger Tiger have headlined and graced the stages for numerous festivals and concerts over the years. They were featured in the First Miami Pop Festival along with Jimi Hendrix, Procol Harum, & Led Zeppelin. In fact the actual jacket that Lee Tiger wore on stage at the first Miami Pop Festival in May 1968 has been put on permanent display in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. The jacket was designed and created by Stephen Tiger. At The Seminole Tribes Big Rock Pow Wow they performed with Chicago, Edgar & Johnnie Winter.
The accomplished and respected musicians Chuck Berry & Bo Diddley, requested Lee to play bass during their concerts. Lee also performed with Mike Pinera, Dr. Hook, Redbone, and others during his music career.
In 2000 Tiger Tiger released album “Southern Exposure” which received a Grammy nomination. Their self-produced music video Lay Your Burden Down took second place for Best Music Video at the 2000 American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco. In 2005 Tiger Tiger released a collection of their most favored songs called Peace From The Everglades. This album was dedicated to the Survival of the Miccosukee & Seminole People of Florida. This CD received two NAMMY nominations in 2005, for Best Pop/Rock Recording & Song/Single of the Year for Heya.
In 2006 Tiger Tiger received the Lifetime Achievement Award from NAMMY (Native American Music Awards) at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. This would be Stephen’s final public appearance. Stephen Tiger passed away shortly after the Lifetime Achievement Award was given to the brothers. Before the passing of Stephen Tiger the brothers released Native to This Country, which would be their final CD together.
After the passing of Stephen Tiger, Lee had to reevaluate how Tiger Tiger could move into a new era. On January 19, 2007 Lee Tiger left for Europe to attend The Midem Music Trade Show in Cannes, France. There is a lot in store as Lee moves forward in expanding their music catalog which now includes six albums and two dvd’s. The social media include Facebook, Myspace, www.TigerTigerMusic.com, and YouTube.com.
Lee eventually made a decision to move Tiger Tiger forward under Lee Tiger’s direction as song writer, producer, and musician to produce his own CD which would be called “New Era” and will feature his new 21st century sound.
The new sounds of Lee include his past, present, and future influences such as the early 60’s, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Kinks, and the Yard Birds. Lee also includes the Mo Town Rock and Souls rhythms that he picked up while playing with his late sixties group called “The Seven of Us”. Lee has a taste for classical music which is included in his songs. Lee’s songs are packed with catchy hooks, hard vocals, hard guitars, and acoustic guitars well arranged by his experience in the music industry for over thirty years which you will find after listening to his new CD “New Era”. He has recently traveled to the Dominican Republic where he acquired an interest in Latin rhythms and instruments which he also incorporated in this latest project.
Lee’s first song on the album; Red Rocks the Earth, honors the Seminole Tribe of Florida for their acquisition and purchase of Hard/Rock International. The song emphasizes how Native Americans can now literally rock the earth. With hard rock, bluesy slide guitar, and a strong message, this song establishes a great future for Tiger Tiger. Lee Tiger dedicates his new song “Magic City Mi-A-Mi-“to his hometown Miami, Fl. The song was inspired by the multicultural evolution of the great city of Miami and its future.