Shelter began working with producer, Nico Constantine (Lady Gaga
, Program The Dead
) in 2014, while playing guitar for a concept band out of Atlanta. Enter bass player, Aaron Lecesne, who also began playing for the same band. After the project's failure to launch, Shelter and Lecesne stuck together. Out of that, StarBenders was born.
Guitarist, Kriss Tokaji, entered the scene in early 2015 after Lecesne and Shelter overheard him laying waste at a shitty house party in the middle of no where. "We couldn't even believe it. Our prayers were answered", said Shelter.
The dream line up became complete in 2017 with the entrance of drummer, Emily Moon. "It was the final piece to the puzzle. We were in the middle of a transition and I thought to check Craig's List when I came across Emily's ad." said Lecesne. After responding to the band's cryptic email, it became love at first site.