B, rock and roll, swing, symphonic, and a cappella music, the group was signed by the legendary Ahmet Ertegun to Atlantic Records. The group made their recording debut with their self-titled album in 1975. Known primarily as an East Coast cult act, they expanded their following by starring in their own 1975 CBS-TV variety series as a summer replacement for the Cher Bono Show. Starting as an underground group in New York City, The Manhattan Transfer garnered international popularity when Chanson DAmour from the 1976 Coming Out album became a number one hit in Europe.One of the co-writers on The Junction the groups new album which draws inspiration in part from The Transfers classic 1975 version of Glenn Millers Tuxedo Junction is the groups new member, bass vocalist Trist Curless. Curless began subbing on the road for the late band founder Tim Hauser in 2013, officially joining after Hausers passing in late 2014.