Shawn and Dave started playing in bands and writing songs in 1980 while in Jr. High. Around 1996 they started "Johnny Icon" with Ken and began recording songs written as far back as 1983.
The first CD released in 1997 was "Chords". Followed up with the CD "Silicon Beach" in 2000. Work began shortly after on more new songs and a drummer was added. However, the band went on hiatus with several partially recorded tracks.
In 2010 the decision was made to finish the recordings made earlier and after a few sessions, an opportunity came up to write a song for a contest hosted by a Detroit area sports TV network (Fox Detroit). After quick writing session, a recording was made along with a required video. Out of more than 50 entries, the video was chosen by judges and voted on by the public. While not winning the competition it was fun to hear their song during Detroit Tigers / Red Wings / Piston games.
Work is still in progress to finish a new album with a hopeful summer 2012 release.