The Weather Machine began in earnest when singer Slater Smith and guitarist Colin Robson met at an open-mic in Pacific City, OR, March of 2012. The two decided to team up to record Smith’s songs at Robson’s then brand new studio, Kiwanda Sound Recordings. Cellist Matthew Cartmill and drummer Tanner Smith (Slater’s brother) joined on shortly after. Drummer Luke Hoffman and bassist Nick Hamel joined the band in 2014 to make up the band’s current roster. Past members include Jack Martin (bass), Tanner Smith (drums), and Corey Kintzi (drums).