In the spring of 2012 before joining Shamble Ave, Frank Flowers played in a band named The Chimes with guitar player Dagmar Soto and percussionist Daniel Lara. Flowers had just departed from The Chimes when Ronquillo approached him after a Jazz Improv class instructed by Peter Curtis. Steven Boatman and Pearson Federico were childhood friends who always dreamed of forming a band and hitting the road. They never seemed to find the right members until one day Boatman met Ronquillo during a Midi class at Riverside Community College. This ultimately led Alex, Pearson and Steven to form a small jam group known as Those One Guys. The group soon began to fade away with time when all of a sudden Federico and Boatman found Frank and Alex playing a song after class. Pearson and Steven watched them play a few more tunes and did not hesitate to share that they were looking for a Singer/Rhythm Guitarist. Frank fit the role and agreed to join his fellow musicians for a tryout session. The music came naturally as the four musicians improvised a melody that later became known as their first song Phantom Bay thus solidifying the new group’s name as Shamble Ave.