It all began in the summer of 1990 when three Seattle-area musicians, Randy, Bryan and George, got together to have some fun playing acoustic guitars and singing songs. Since they shared a special interest in The Beatles, that's where they focused their efforts. They half-jokingly called themselves The Nowhere Men, and ventured down to Pike Place Market in search of an audience to critique their sound. The crowd’s response made it clear they passed the audition! In 1992 the group added a drummer and started using electric guitars while taking turns on bass. And in 1993, after Randy and the drummer left the group, Bryan and George held auditions to find a “real bass player” who could also sing lead vocals. Rick was the perfect fit and in early 1994 when Derek joined the group as their drummer, all the pieces were in place. That summer the band had its "coming out" performance on the Mural stage at the Bite of Seattle and received an enthusiastic "two thumbs up."