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The Formerlys were born in 1999, when Stuart met bassist Marc Willett. And with the addition of keyboardist, Steven Flynn , The Formerlys were complete: three seasoned music veterans named after their lengthy solo careers.
.Marc Willett is an accomplished bassist, recording engineer, and songwriter, who was a member of The Kingsmen from 1984 – 1992 as well as a member of Paul Allen’s The Grown Men, Stolen Ogre and Freddy Fender. He has also had the honor of backing up many touring artists including Dave Stewart (The Eurythmics), Dan Aykroyd, Tom Scott, Little Feat and Lou Reed.
Flynn has played with Chuck Berry and Jr. Cadillac and has provided his keyboard skills to hundreds of touring acts. He is one of Washington’s most sought-after session player. Williams is a devoted drummer who began his music career during his teens. He has worked with Bobby Caldwell, Don Henley, Stevie Nicks, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, The Plimsouls, Morris Day and the Time, Quincy Jones and is a staple of Washington’s music scene.
The Formerlys' personnel often changes with the additional personnel Alice Stuart picks for the gig, event, festival, or party. Over the years the band has included: Pat Tennis (guitar and lap steel, Charlie Wallace (steel guitar and lab steel), and drummers Pete Peterson, Chris Leighton, Steve Peterson, and Matt Williams.