Steve sang with 'The Centrists', an Arlington-based Band, before joining No One You Know. When asked about his musical influences, Steve responded with, "Robbie Fulks, The Beach Boys, Elvis Costello, and Willie Nelson. Any artist associated with Laurel Canyon, especially Gram, Emmylou, Linda Ronstadt, and The Eagles. Ohio Players, LTD, and Earth Wind and Fire. Any band that values rich vocal harmonies. Dwight Yoakum. Steve Earle and Lyle Lovett. The Allmans. Skynyrd. 38 Special. Molly Hatchet. Rush. Van Halen (not Van Hagar). Sammy Hagar. Boston. Foreigner. Pat Benetar. Tommy Tutone, The Knack, and The Cars."
Hailing from Richmond, Chris grew up playing guitar while his Brother Todd was on the drums. After experiencing the music scene in Athens and attending the University of Georgia, Chris moved to the DC area. Along with Steve, Chris played for several years with 'The Centrists' before joining NOYK. When prompted, Chris cites R.E.M. and the Allman Brothers as musical influences.
Dave grew up in the birthplace of Rock 'n Roll, Cleveland, Ohio. As a kid, he played the piano, clarinet and guitar but set them aside to focus on ice hockey. Meanwhile, his 3 younger brothers all became accomplished musicians. Years later, he's returned to his musical roots as NOYK's keyboardist. Dave also plays with '151', a Band comprised of fellow Colgate University alums, and recently joined his siblings onstage in Boston. Dave's musical influences include the early Motown Bands, as well as Bruce Springsteen and Van Morrison.
Hailing from Virginia Beach, VA, Steve started playing drums at the age of ten and learned to play a wide range of percussion instruments while participating in school marching, symphonic, and jazz bands, as well as multiple musicals. Steve also played in multiple rock bands along the way, until stepping away from music in his early twenties. After a nearly thirty-year hiatus, he’s begun actively playing again with NOYK.
Steve has wide-ranging musical tastes and influences but is known for his love of hard rock and heavy metal. He enjoys playing all genres, but his hard rock influences are immediately noticeable in his playing style. Steve notes John Bonham, Alex Van Halen, and Dave Grohl as the drummers who have most influenced his style of playing over the years, but he is also a huge fan of Neil Peart, Mike Potnoy, and Stewart Copeland.