Winter In June were formed at the end of 2000, frustrated at the number of 'Beatdown' bands that gripped the scene so tightly. The original line up was James (voice), Scott White(guitar), Mike (bass) and Scott Byatt(drums). Due to Mike's growing commitment to his other band (Deadlifeportrait), the guys sought a new bassist, and James' college roomate Stu stepped up to the plate. It wasn't until August 2001 that Dan Burrows joined the fray, adding another guitar to the sonic assault. Dan left early in 2002 to join friends and local stalwarts xCanaanx, in an amicable way.