There are multiple bands which go by the name PYT. 1.) PYT was a Florida-based girl group in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Unlike many pop groups, PYT.'s formation was not the result of scouting by a talent agency or a series of auditions - instead, these Tampa teenagers - Lauren Mayhew , Ashley Niven, Lydia Bell, Tracy Williams - had all been childhood friends. They had previously performed together in the Tampa Entertainment Revue (through Busch Gardens) and were signed to Epic Records in 1998.