The Influents was formed by Bill and Greg Schneider and Jason White. After having Willie Samuels sit-in on drums while he recorded them at Nu-Tone Studios (of Pittsburg, CA) they invited him in as a permanent member of the band. Due to personal differences, Bill left the band after Check Please was recorded, but gave his younger brother, Greg, his blessing to continue in the band. Johnnie Wentz joined shortly before the recording of Some of The Young. After Jason left to work full-time with Green Day (and, in turn, Bill) and more personal differences, The Influents disbanded.