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They had been friends for years and had all dabbled in various other bands before they decided to take the plunge and form Boy Jumps Ship around three years ago.
Quite rightly, there will be an outcry if Eriksson jumps ship for Stamford Bridge after Euro 2004 because his contract as England boss runs until 2006.
Boy Jumps Ship made up of Boldon shop assistant Si Todd, 25, Jarrow insurance man Gav Gates, 25, bike mechanic Jonny Rob, 27, from Whitburn, and 26-year-old primary school teacher Jonathan Douglas, from Boldon - are one of five groups shortlisted in the national public poll.