The Killingtons were a power-pop band from Long Beach, California, which started in 1995 from the ashes of three bands in their local scene Emission, Cambria and Treadwell. They started as a trio consisting of singer/guitar JK, bassist Chris Muench and drummer Daniel Hennessy. In '97 Hennessy left to finish his schooling to which he became a professional photographer. His replacement was French born Michél Bravine who had moved from the Pacific northwest to Long Beach. It was a seamless fit and they began to pick up steam.