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The Goodfellas were founded by Mario Arruda on vocals and Cameron White on guitar. They started off jamming on acoustic songs, such as "Everlong", by the Foo Fighters. One day, they decided to step out into the world of live music and played at an open mic night. Soon after, Cam's friend Ryan Strumpfler was asked to join the group on bass and guitar. After several weeks of practicing, On Nov 11, the new Goodfellas line up played it's first show at an open mic session at Cafe Verde. They played such hits as "What Goes Around" by Justin Timberlake, and "Wonderful Tonight" By Eric Clapton. The response was overwhelming. Following the gig, the band realized it couldn't move forward without a drummer. During a practice at Ryan's house, neighbor Matt Noyes sat in on drums. The chemistry was instantaneous, and the lineup was complete. In May of 2012, the band decided to expand it's sound by enlisting Rob Hamel as a permanent bass player, helping the band fill out it's sound. The name came from the Movie "Goodfellas", as it describes the band. Hard, edgy, and tempered, with an unexpected delicate side.