The comic a cappella group Da Vinci’s Notebook was formed via a classified ad within the Washington Town Paper that brought collectively Bernie Muller-Thym, Greg “Surprise” DiCostanzo, and Paul Sabourin. Richard Hsu, a university friend of DiCostanzo’s from your University or college of Maryland, became a member of in the summertime of 1993, completing the lineup, though a 5th member, Jay Jones, sang together from past due 1993 until 1994, when he relocated to Scotland. The group produced its tag by to arrive third within the 1994 Mid-Atlantic Tranquility Sweepstakes and winning the competition two years later on. The victory resulted in press protection and an Artists-in-Residence stay in the Kennedy Middle. They continued to performances on Humor Central and PBS, in addition to several radio displays, and begun to build a pursuing because of their live shows. They released their debut record, Bendy’s Law, independently Da Vinci’s Laptop label, and implemented it in early 2000 with THE LIFE SPAN and Moments of Mike Fanning, where time all of the group members got quit their time careers. In 2001, their novelty one “Enormous Male organ” fascinated radio attention.