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The Weepies Biography


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Birth Place: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Years Active: 2001–present
Genres: Pop Folk


The Weepies are an indie pop-folk band fronted by singer-songwriters Deb Talan and Steve Tannen. The two musicians, who were both active in separate singer-songwriter careers, met in 2001 at a show Tannen was playing at Club Passim in Cambridge, Massachusetts. They quickly found a deep musical bond and began playing together.

In 2005, they were signed to Nettwerk Records. Talan and Tannen are married and reside together in Los Angeles, California with their two sons Theo & Alexander. Other supporting members who have recorded and toured with The Weepies include Meghan Toohey on keyboards and electric guitar.

The Weepies released their first album, “Happiness”, through an independent label. The band received mainstream attention with their second album, “Say I Am You.” In 2007, the band collaborated with Mandy Moore, writing and playing on her new album, “Wild Hope.” The Weepies' recorded their next album at home, with the aid of fellow musicians and friends.

“Hideaway” was released in April 2008 by Nettwerk Records. “Hideaway “marked the Weepies' first entrance into the Billboard Top 200, charting at #31 and selling 14,000 copies in its first week.

The Weepies' fourth full-length album, “Be My Thrill,” was released in August 2010. The album debuted at #34 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart.