Soffer met Martel in a sound design class at the University of Oregon in 2015. The two immediately bonded over similar music tastes and formed the Eugene-based funk rock 6-piece Chimes Freddy, Soffer and Martel rotating on bass, guitar and drums. After moving to Portland in 2016, Soffer met Powers through a Craigslist ad and they began writing ETT's early material. The guitarist and bassist auditioned drummers from Portland's underground music scene for months, but with little luck. Roughly a year after forming ETT, Soffer invited Martel to sit in at a rehearsal, and he never left.
An entirely instrumental band, the three musicians incorporate soul, funk, rock, and psychedelic styles to form a unique, non-lyrical musical voice.
"Easy There Tiger is really fun. They kept me engaged through their entire set at the American Legion. They are (an) instrumental 3-piece that doesn’t need vocals to be entertaining. Go see them!" - Rocquet Tree