Dan Amrich and Jude Kelley grew up in New Jersey and Maine, respectively, so naturally they met in California. Both played music growing up; both were big fans of "Weird Al" Yankovic; both were geeks. After working together in an 80s cover band in the SF bay area in the early 2000s, they started a side project of videogame parody songs for fun. They're still having fun, even though they're now on opposite sides of the country. When not rocking, Jude Kelley is a chemistry professor with a keytar fetish, but he used to be a rocket scientist.