It has been said that a name can tell much about a person, place or thing. The name Empirical Tribe speaks much about the origin of the band and its music. Empirical means 'something that is based more on experimentation and observation rather than theoretical laws' and the term Tribe reflects the diverse cultures and communities of the North-eastern part of India.
The band was formed in 2009 and had the following line-up:
Gregory Fancon - Vocals (2009 - present)
Rocky Lyngdoh - Guitars (2009 - present)
Banshan Nongkhlaw - Drums (2009 - present)
John Lyngdoh - Bass (2009 - 2012)
The band has made two line-up changes till date, with Anthony Sohtun providing additional vocals and Khlain Ryntathiang replacing John Lyngdoh on the bass which further added more variation and solidness to the band as Khlain had been playing bass in quite a few established rock acts in Shillong.