The JEM formed in early 2009 as an acoustic band: Jonah, Elijah, and Macleod. Six months later, they played their first gig at Sala Rosa in Montreal. They have been performing in Montreal and Ontario ever since. In 2013 The JEM joined forces with Playwright Hero Productions, and together they wrote and mounted the award-winning Johnny Legdick: A Rock Opera. Alex Lepanto (of the Johnny Legdick Band) has recently joined on drums, bringing The JEM's acoustic rock sound to another level.