Although none of the members of Eight Men Out actually bothered to learn how to play instruments, they all wanted to be in a band: so they started singing a cappella music. EMO is essentially a phenomenon that blossomed out of the thriving east coast collegiate vocal harmony scene. All the members were at one time or another connected with music at Villanova University, located near Philadelphia, PA. Since November of 1992, they have spent most of their time singing at parties, on a corner at South Street, or to no one in particular. Recently, however, the group has been entertaining at local bars, singing at the myriad of "open mic" nights, and occasionally getting a paid gig. They sing anything and everything, from street corner doo wopp to modern a cappella jams. Yes, there are only seven of them!