The White Tie Affair (aka TWTA) was a pop rock/electronica band from Chicago, Illinois consisting of Chris Wallace (vocals), Sean-P (guitar), Tim McLaughlin (drums) and Ryan McLain (keyboards). In early 2007, the band signed with Epic Records/Slightly Dangerous and released their debut album, Walk This Way in April 2008. The album contains the band's two singles, "Allow Me to Introduce Myself...Mr. Right" and "Candle (Sick and Tired)", which have been featured on MTV's TRL and The Hills.
According to the band's biography, "the two founding members both agreed that they wanted to bring some fun back to a music scene that largely focuses on the negative aspects of life."
The band signed with Epic Records/Slightly Dangerous in 2007 and began touring with such artists as Secondhand Serenade, Making April, Innerpartysystem, Metro Station, The Medic Droid, and Kill Hannah. In the fall of 2007, the band recorded their debut album, Walk This Way, at Annetenna Studios in Burbank, CA. In January 2008, bass player Jeremy Johnson left the band and was replaced by Ryan Cook, who also left the band in February 2009. Founding member Brian Lee also left the band around this time.