Motel Creeps emerged from a rundown Hoboken rehearsal studio with a New York City backdrop on the horizon. The band initially formed during the blustery winter of 2002 as a three piece with Eric Butler on vox and guitar, Jim Connolly on drums, and John Vitelli on bass. In 2004, Eric Butler sought after talented vocalist Greg Welch through a mutual friend. Welch would later try out and become a permanent member completing the quartet. With the line-up and chemistry between the band mates in check, the band pursued gigging the gamut of local clubs and venues in Manhattan's lower east side such as Luna Lounge, Mercury Lounge, Pianos, Crash Mansion, and The Annex. In late 2004, ambition was fueled by many warmly received performances and the band recorded " Pleasantries in the Parlor" with producer Wayne Dorell at Pigeon Club Studios in Hoboken. Following the success and positive response of the EP, the band went back to Dorell in 2005 to record and self release their full length album " The Gifts of Happenstance" which was released in 2006. The band is planning a new album and tour dates for 2010 / 2011.