The Bakers are a punk rock band from Mentor, Ohio consisting of Bryan Viviani, Joey Shannon, and Anthony Cornelius. The Bakers were originally named Radiation. In the summer of 2011 Radiation formed as a trio consisting of Bryan Viviani, Joey Shannon and Anthony Cornelius. Their first gig took place on November 18, 2011 at the Willowick Lounge. Shortly after Radiation started auditioning bass players. Taylor Arbogast was then brought into the band to play bass, and Radiation started recording music. Around December of that year Radiation released several demo songs. These songs consisted of Jerk, 3 a.m., and Apathy. Radiation then auditioned for the high school rock off, getting a gig at the House of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio on January 27, 2012. On February 12, 2012 Radiation played their final show at Peabodys. Then in May of 2012 there guitarist and good friend Anthony "Shoes" Cornelius left the band. The band then continued on as a trio. In July of 2012 bassist Taylor Arbogast left the band. He was then replaced by David Henderson. On August 7, 2012 Bryan, Joey, and David had their first band practice together and decided to change the band name to the Bakers. David was shortly replaced by Anthony after a few weeks and The Bakers lineup was set in stone.