Ani Espriella and Gaynor Nelson first began playing together in 2012, at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico. They continued as a duo until asking third member, Rick Tisinai to join them in 2013. They began working at art opening events and moved on to small club venues.
Ani serves as lead singer and plays guitar, bongo and a variety of latin percussion instruments. Rick plays lead and rhythm guitar, mandolin and sings backup vocals. Gaynor provides harmony and backup vocals and plays guitar and ukulele. Their vocals and instruments and voices blend well and comprise the essence of the “Pair of Three’” sound.