Winnebago Deal - made up of the collective talents of Ben Perrier and Ben Thomas - began life as a four piece way back in 1999. The band soon scaled down to a three piece and Ben Thomas moved from guitar to bass. Firing the then drummer led to Thomas having to learn to play the drums from scratch and forgoing a bassist. So there we have it, Ben Thomas on drums and Ben Perrier on guitar and vocals. The 'Deal then got a van and played shows wherever and whenever they could completely unknown and almost always unpaid.