You remember how Arnold Schwarzenegger had that love child? Steve Leaf is that love child. Entering the world at a whopping 6'3" and 200 pounds contributed heavily to Steve's slightly awkward disposition and inability to find shoes that fit. Initially ostracized by his kindergarten peers for his gargantuan height and pterodactyl-like wingspan, he was soon favored because of his ability to reach the extra juice boxes kept in the classroom. Upon hearing the entrancing melodies from his mother's well-worn copy of the Xanadu album, Steve discovered that differences could be celebrated and finally felt at home in his own slightly stretched skin.
In all seriousness, Steve Leaf & The Ex Pats are a band. A band native to Michigan. A band that sometimes enjoys being quiet and sometimes enjoys being loud. At times completely simple, straight forward, and uncomplicated yet at others turbulent, rambunctious, and lost in a wall of reverb and delay. Somehow they always manage to make it through to the other side safely and unscathed. The Ex Pats are Nick Young and Dan Haefs. Don't be fooled by Nick's quiet demeanor, he is an animal and that attitude manifests itself in the four strings of his bass. Behind the kit, Dan holds down the beat on the drums like a machine. His consistent tempo has led some to believe that he is in fact, a robot, the reincarnation of Mick Shrimpton, or perhaps some of the best evidence we have to date in support of the existence of perpetual motion.