Mike and Ian were part of the vibrant Vancouver music scene in the 80's
and have toured extensively throughout BC and Alberta. Each have a long
resume that spans over 35 years and gigs in the thousands. Ian has been
a drum teacher and professional musician since they used to bang logs
with branches as a form of communication. Mike has been a bass player
almost as long.
Somewhere around 2010, Ian was drumming in a trio when Mike came on
board as the bassist. They hit it off and became friends. After playing
together for about two years, they parted ways with the guitarist and
each went on to do their own thing. Ian drumming regularly with local
bands such as Blind Pigeon, Blond Sonya, Brookswood Blues, and Mike
playing bass for Ricochet Rabbit, Total Rewind, The Richard Noggin
Trio, and others. Each time Mike went into the music store where Ian
worked, the would reminisce, swap road stories and catch up. Ian would
hint that they should start their own project. They kept in touch, each
keeping an eye out for the perfect guitar player to complete their
vision. This went on for a couple of years, but they never lost their
enthusiasm for their 'perfect band'.
Brad had enough of ten years of playing professionally on cruise ships.
He landed a job at the same music store as Ian. Of course, playing
seven days a week for that amount of time has made him an amazing
player, so Ian asked if he'd be into coming out and jam with this bass
player he knew. Brad was picking up some gigs with the band Lawless and
doing lots of other fill in work, yet somehow, between all their
individual projects they found time to get together. It turned out to
be magic. Okay, maybe magic is a strong word, but they each knew that
this little band was way more fun than they've each had in a very long
After almost a year of jamming, having fun,
laughing and gelling as a band, they finally decided this band was way
too much fun to keep to themselves.