Derek Van Eaton and his brother Lon Van Eaton have grown out to session musicians who worked with many artists, including Beatles George Harrison and Ringo Starr.
Derek plays drums, bass, flute, guitar and can sing too. Recalls Derek Van Eaton: "We were living in Trenton, New Jersey, and recorded a four-track demo tape in our house. We recorded our guitars and vocals and used the walls, tables and floors as drum sounds by slapping them with cassette tape boxes and books to get the sounds we wanted. Initially we only knew how to make drum tracks from hitting walls (bass drum), slapping tape on floorboards (snare), and using trays for cymbals."