The Ernies were a genre-blending band out of Richmond, Virgina, consisting of Will Hummel (lead vocals/guitar), Matt Goves
(drums, percussion), Hayes Smith (sax), Mike Hughes (bass), and Chris Bondi (turntables, theramin). They released three full.
length albums, the last of which was distrubuted by major label Mojo Records. The band found some recognition when their song
"Here and Now" was featured in the soundtrack of the game Tony Hawk's Pro Skater.
The band derived their name from the first name of Coach of the TV show "Cheers."