Hailing from New York City, Eamon Rush (vocals) and Dylan Kelly (guitar) met while serving middle school detention. After discovering a shared affinity for artists like The Velvet Underground and the Ramones, Rush and Kelly formed the group. Rush befriended Henry McGrath (bass) while playing basketball in high school and taught him bass. Gabriel “Gonzo” Gonzalez (guitar) was introduced to the Arcadians at a fateful house party in 2019. The ensemble cut their teeth playing small NYC dives and lounges. Along the way they met Brian Duke (drums), who joined permanently after a last minute fill-in with Pan Arcadia at The Mercury Lounge. Jimmy Brewer (trumpet) was swiftly recruited when discovered playing his trumpet atop a Washington Sq. Park lamp post.