Chicago’s Bon Mots represent the union of two singer/songwriter/guitarists from Michigan who had led their personal rings previously. Mike Coy’s music group, Big Angry Seafood, and Eric Chial’s group, Mitch, both documented for Chicago-based Beluga Information in the 1990s. In 2000, Coy and Chial still left those rings and released the Bon Mots with Coy’s drummer, Kevin Hoetger, who subsequently introduced keyboard participant Chris Frantisak towards the group. (Both Coy and Chial also managed bass guitar responsibilities.) The Bon Mots after that documented their debut record, Le Main Move, with Neal Ostrovsky for Mellifluid Information; the disk alternated Coy and Chial compositions. Following its completion, Hoetger give up the music group and shifted to Austin; he was changed by Jason Styx.