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What would eventually become Yes, Sir! sparked to life in early 2008. It started (like all things seem to start) with alcohol, friends, and Rock Band (yes, the video game).
During a drunken (but fantastic!) performance of an OK Go song, Rabbit's obvious talents caught David & Julia's ear. After the hangover had washed away, the two discussed the idea of finally starting a band and asking Rabbit to join. She was happily on board, but we lacked practice space and a drummer.
The idea went dormant for nearly an entire year until at the end of 2008, our resolve was renewed by ** reinvigorating moment forgotten by narrator**.
While intoxicated and at a nightclub, Julia was speaking with then-casual acquaintance Sean when she decided to ask--completely out of the blue--if he played drums. Sean explained that not only had he been in drum corps for most of his formative years, he was actually a drum line instructor.
Thus, Yes, Sir! was born! Except...not quite. The initial name was we settled on was String Theory. We first performed for people at one of Julia & David's house parties, where all members were far too inebriated to be reasonably expected to perform at any respectable level, so we promptly gave up halfway through the first song.
A month later, in May 2009, we packed about 40 people into David & Julia's living room and put on a spirited performance of five cover songs to our enthusiastic friends (and some weird people that found their way in off the street).
We performed as String Theory throughout 2009 and halfway into 2010. When plotting out our first official release, we discovered that the name was already taken in iTunes. We had always known there were other bands called String Theory, but it had never presented an actual obstacle. We realized that continuing as String Theory was a self-imposed ceiling and that something had to change.
Yes, Sir! was born out of the ashes of String Theory and premiered on July 28, 2010.