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The Polyphonic Spree is a self-described "choral symphonic rock" group from the Dallas, Texas area. The band generally consists of a 10-person choir, two keyboardists, as well as a percussionist, drummer, bassist, guitarist, flautist, trumpeter, trombonist, violinist/violist, harpist, French horn player, a pedal steel player, and theremin player.

The flexibility necessary in travelling with such a large band keeps the numbers of its members varied. Tim DeLaughter is musical director and contributes lead vocals, as well as keyboards, guitar, and percussion.

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The Polyphonic Spree was founded by DeLaughter and has included 13 to 27 other members. It currently consists of 24 members ranging from vocals, to organ to tubular bells. The three original members, Tim DeLaughter, Mark Pirro and Brian Wakeland were members of the band Tripping Daisy prior to forming the group.

From their inception, The Polyphonic Spree wore white robes at their live shows, giving the image of purity, hope and happiness - an image, which, combined with the nature of their music, gave many the impression that the band was a religious cult. The original idea came when DeLaughter thought that a 13 member band wearing street clothes would be too distracting. He thought of many ideas and finally took his idea of the white robes to his mother-in-law. Together they created the first robe. Later on, bands of colour were added to each robe to show identity and the creativity of the band. On recent tours promoting their second album, Together We're Heavy, they sported multicoloured robes.

The band initially became successful in the United Kingdom. The song "Light and Day / Reach For the Sun" was used in a joint Volkswagen Beetle/IPod tie-in advertising campaign, appearing on nationwide television commercials. Also during this time the band were invited to be an opening act for David Bowie on his Reality Tour.

The Polyphonic Spree is currently working on their third album, entitled The Fragile Army.