Fond of Tigers is a seven-piece instrumental band from Vancouver, British Columbia. The group began in 2000 as a solo project of guitarist Stephen Lyons, and became a full band in 2003. An article states that "the origins of Fond of Tigers' process lies in the group's beginnings. After the demise of his adventurous pop band Beauventure, Lyons embarked on a solo career. But the lone-guitar-slinger project soon evolved to include playing along with tape loops and recorded drones." On June 20th, 2006, they released the debut a thing to live with.