The Money vs. People band existed for years before anyone, including the band members, knew it. The five met by happenstance, as each sought remedy for a gypsy curse from the same Fayetteville shaman. Realizing their fates were intertwined for a purpose beyond relief of a minor stuttering hex, the band members collectively recognized the need to learn instruments and start a band. Curiously, each started a different band, not to coalesce into the assemblage we now see until 2011 (with one notable exception - read on)

Dan and Emma Davis, once co-joined twins (though curiously, not from birth), developed an amazing synergy doctors theorized was from a shared lymphatic system. After a difficult decision to become separated, Dan's drumming became far more precise and complex, presumably with the use of his now-freed left arm.

Emma still relies on Dan's non-verbal cues for her singing, which many have likened to the sound a twisted cedar on the edge of a rocky cliff overlooking a stormy sea would make if it could. Not the seagull sitting on a branch of that cedar. That thing can't sing for shit.

They have two lovely young girls which they will return once their ransom demands are fully met. (DO NOT FORGET THE PASSPORTS!)

Scott Warren, originally from Texas, took up the bass to elude Mexican drug cartels, even though none were pursuing him until his provocative tejano rhythms left them no option but to track him down using the phosphors he continually emits (scientists remain baffled). He fled to find a placid world where the toil of existence was but a dull blur on the horizon. Finding no such place, he moved to suburban Chapel Hill where he counsels the successful-yet-self-doubting for extra lunch money and a chance to connect with a variety of human souls.

He leads an ascetic lifestyle, consuming only plant matter he has cultivated himself and using no products developed since the invention of the cotton gin. Scott is an amateur empath, seeking psychic connection with bacteria, to better understand their emotional needs in a world increasingly cavalier with the overuse of antibiotics.

Scotts hobbies include: analyzing complex fiscal audits of aquatic non-profit firms, performing simulated acts of derring do for disabled bedouins, and playing CandyLand on the pro-am circuit.

Robert Bittle, once known for his brazen acts of civil obedience in the 70s, is the band's enigma. So mysterious is this man, his whereabouts at any given time, that his membership in the collective has been confirmed only the reactions of sub-atomic particles when bombarded against anti-matter. Among his many talents, Bittle has been known to reduce women to tears, simply through his unblinking gaze, his ability to see truth in all that is around him, and yelling at them.

Eschewing the lifestyle excesses of modernity, Robert still speaks in an accent he claims is faithful to the linguistic styles of Saxon peasants. As a result, no one is quite sure of his views on anything. His turn-ons include: older women with power tools and vintage golf pants, but as two separate turn-ons. You know, no women with power tools who are also wearing vintage golf pants. That's a no no.

Todd Jones, the band's secret leader and holder of the antidote he will provide for the band once they play a perfect gig, is a shadowy figure who has built his tiny music empire using deceit, ventriloquism, sleight of hand and botanical mimicry. Once said to possess nearly an entire adult intellect inside his skull, Jones pushes the band through its paces, imploring them to "play like your neighbor's doll house just caught fire" and "Sing only the notes left over from an Iraqi tupperware party" until his musical companions deftly comply.

Todd believes that the ultimate destiny of conscious beings is to acquire as much material wealth, as measured through shear tonnage, as possible. In pursuit of that goal, he is a platinum card member of Costco, Sam's Club, BJ's and he drives a Peterbilt tractor trailer, retrofitted for stunt driving. He's written over seven songs since the early 60s, although many of them feature entire sections lifted directly from the other twelve he's written.