Mike Farrington, Lou Leone, and Dave Marley first played music together in the Fall of 2009. Mike and Lou and previously played in an ambient/instrumental band a few years back. This time, they wanted to take a more traditional approach and write songs with actual singing. The following Spring, Shelby Bedzyk joined the still unnamed project in March of 2010. Soon after Shelby joined, the band settled on a name for the project, 'Inner Planets.' Unfortunately, Dave Marley had competing time commitments and decided to leave Inner Planets and the end of September 2010. Dan Braun joined us as Dave's replacement on drums in November of 2010.
Inner Planets recorded their first album ('Tepin') in the Summer of 2011 and released it in January of 2012. Shelby took a sabbatical from Inner Planets during the Summer of 2012, which unfortunately became permanent in the Fall. During the search for a new lead guitarist, we found Pat Gallant, who addition to being a great guitar player was an even better keyboard player. Pat joined us in September of 2012 on keys. After a month long search, we welcomed Brian Goeltz as our new lead guitarist and played our first gig as a newly minted five piece on New Year's Eve of 2012.