In the early - 1990s, Chris Rice and Scott
Mabry formed a band (the original
denizens) for a high School talent show. After being well
received and playing around Orlando,
FL, the two decided to move out to
Los Angeles, CA, to become a part of the
music scene. (Read Rock Stars) They found out that the L.A.
music scene of the mid-1990's wasn't for them, and were soon back in Orlando
forming a new band-- the
When the denizens played a show at the Hard Rock Cafe' in Orlando, Rob,
Greg, and Josh saw the band and quickly became
fans. The three, who are lifelong friends since preschool, formed their
own band and soon found themselves opening with their new friends the
denizens. Each band split up in 1999, only for the five to form the new
lineup of the denizens in 2001 and made a six song demo CD.