The band's original core members were Chris, Scott Mabry, and Tony Mickle. Scott was the driving force behind getting them together. The band went through several incarnations... Culture Shock, the Swinging Richards, Destiny's Child, and finally the denizens....
The denizens played several clubs in Melbourne and Orlando Florida. Tony Mickle, a talented artist, left the band after Scott and Chris came home from California. Scott and Chris stayed together until Chris joined 3AE.