As a recent transplant from Chicago to New Haven, Luke was looking for queer and trans community while also checking out the local music & DIY scene in Connecticut. They reached out to Julian, a Connecticut musician, to host an open mic in their backyard in East Rock, New Haven and partnered with Ashley's organization, Qommunity. Marianna, another recent transplant to New Haven from Northampton, MA, was also looking for ways to build queer and trans community while financially supporting local queer and trans owned businesses. Evelyn is an established musician in the local scene in New Haven, as well as a music educator, and sound engineer.