PEP originally began as the solo project of Starlight Girls drummer Karys Rhea. In the fall of 2011, she started humming doo-wop and mo-town style melodies while practicing monotonous drum rudiments for hours at a time. These drum parts and vocal melodies became the foundation for PEP’s debut EP, My Baby and Me, released February 11th, 2014.
PEP has settled into a tight knit act. Their updated brand of 60s doo-wop (nu-wop…if you will), is now a seven-piece live outfit with back-up singers and choreographed moves reminiscent of retro pop girl groups, who clearly provide an inspirational spring board. They are currently working on their upcoming full length album.